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Something Else I Miss about Texas

17 Jun

Ozarka Spring Water is simply the best I have tasted. Water is water, you say? I beg to differ. Many spring waters have a funky aftertaste … some have strong mineral overtones … some take on the taste of its plastic packaging. Ozarka is very clean tasting — no hint of anything except fresh, clean spring water from their natural sources at various East Texas springs. Wish we could find it here in FL. No such luck … we have to settle for Zephyrhills Spring Water, which is OK but not nearly as crisp & refreshing as Ozarka. And don’t get me started about the bottled filtered waters like Aquafina or Dasani. You may as well just run a little tap water through a pair of your wife’s stockings (or hubby’s gym socks). Read this story and you’ll surely agree: http://www.cnn.com/2007/HEALTH/07/27/pepsico.aquafina.reut/

A Favorite BBQ Sauce

17 Jun

One of our favorite sauces is the BBQ sauce sold at the City Market BBQ in Luling, TX. We picked up a massive bottle of the sauce (contained in an old Lipton Iced Tea Mix bottle) while we were living in the Houston area. That’s the type of place it is — downhome and informal. The sauce is an orange/brown color and is buttery smooth to the taste. We have used it for chicken and pork … even fish. It was a perfect match for our homemade fried salmon cakes (a staple in our household). The sauce finally ran out this week … creating a bit of a panic. I guess I’ll try to order some more, but I’m not sure if they ship sauce this far away. Guess I’ll try to find out today.

Luling, TX is a true BBQ mecca and a must-visit town for the true Q devotee. Have a look below for a couple of shots from the original Luling City Market. Such a cool place — and really good food!

As I’ve said many times, you can’t judge a book by its cover!

Brisket, Ribs, or Sausage??? — Yes, please!