Tuesday, January 8, 2008

What About the Food?

My content has been monopolized by poker so far but I set out to talk about other things, too. So, without further ado, here is my first post about another of my personal passions – good food.

Here in Texas, the breakfast of champions is a massive breakfast burrito slathered in homemade chile (hot sauce made with pureed peppers) and washed down with hot coffee. Seriously, there is nothing better and this really sets the stage for a good day by providing a bellyful of non-fast food that will stay with you. My breakfast burrito joint of choice is a little hole-in-the-wall place on Broadway (the main road through Galveston) called Bronco Burritos, but formerly known as the Donut Shop. They almost never have donuts anymore since their burritos are the main item sold and account for 95% of their business. The place is run by the original owner’s daughter now but in the old days, the father really used to make donuts, as well as, the now famous Bronco burrito. Some folks aren’t even hungry at lunch after eating one of these for breakfast.
I recommend phoning in your order because they really draw a crowd and having to actually go inside, wait in line to order, and then having to wait for your food is a major pain in the ass. However, their burritos really are worth it. I have tried them all over. Some places are so greasy the tortilla is soaked and dripping – bad. Some places try to serve you salsa instead of chile, salsa is fine for chips but it is too “watery” for burritos. Great chile is viscous, thick, and hot. It has got to be hot. Other places forget to put the little packet of salt in your bag to go. This is a serious error. Eggs just aren’t as good without salt and this affects the overall quality of your burrito experience. This place gets it right every time. So, if you are ever in my neck of the woods down here, you really should try this place out.

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