Sunday, September 06, 2009

Texas' Best

Here are two of the best things to eat in Texas:

Matt's El Rancho restaurant in Austin features these incredible chicken enchiladas. The chicken is smoked over pecan wood and you can get them with various sauces. I couldn't decide between the chipotle sauce or the salsa verde, so I got one with each.

The pecan smoked chicken is to die for. This is the best Tex-Mex I've ever had.

Next is Blue Bell Ice Cream.

Blue Bell began as a small dairy in Brenham, Texas, and began making their ice cream back in the late 70s for the locals. Gradually, they expanded out, county by county, and now you can get it state-wide.

They have flavors like chocolate chip cookie dough, blackberry cobbler, and white chocolate almond. But their signature flavor is Homemade Vanilla. I swear, it tastes just like the hand-cranked stuff you'd find at a church ice cream social.
Here is a freezer full of it at Central Market in Austin.
Folks, this is the holy grail of ice cream.

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At 1:30 PM , Blogger Bad Alice said...

I'm having a moment of angst because I can't have those enchiladas. The Blue Bell I can get, but it's always the most expensive ice cream at the store and is never on sale. Everyone says it's the best. The blackberry cobbler sounds really yummy.

At 2:03 PM , Blogger Barb said...

I just happen to have the Blue Bell Blackberry cobbler in my freezer this very instant ~ and it IS yummy!

At 3:45 PM , Blogger Speck said...

Life is not complete without Blue Bell Ice Cream. Two gallons of Homemade Vanilla live in our freezer at all times. Oh! I have bottled root beer to make a root beer float! Gotta go....

At 3:13 PM , Blogger yellowdoggranny said...

you can actually get blue bell in other states now...n. carolina i think..and several others..i heart blue bell...the vanilla is the best but im a rocky road fan..when i die i want to be creamated and stuffed mixed up with a gallon of raocky road and buried in the carton.//with a dublin dr pepper on ths were so close you should have driven down for the westfest..we have dublin dr pepper...
our mexican rest. sorta sucks..but you could have had a skunk egg..

At 10:57 PM , Blogger Miss Healthypants said...

Oh my gosh, now I SO want some Blue Bell Blackberry Cobbler ice cream!! :)


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