May 27, 2008

gettin our fill

So, to step back to Sunday for a bit... we started the day headin to a new mom-n-pop/dive for lunch we had driven by before, but it was closed. After looking around fruitlessly for something new and running out of ideas, we finally ended up at Cattleman's in the Stockyards, an old dinner favorite that turned out to be pretty good for lunch too. After spending the rest of day at the rodeo, we headed down to Moore to try a place that Myron had found on the net - the Royal Bavaria, a German Brauhaus and Restaurant in the middle of nowhere, Oklahoma. We were really excited about this find. It was pretty cool, though not everything we had hoped. The food and the beer was fine, but not great. (We wondered later if the fact that Oklahoma beer is only 3.2% alcohol had anything to do with the beer seeming so flavorless - but the flavor of beer doesn't come from alcohol content does it?) I was naturally hoping for some German schlager music in the beergarden, but it was a band playing classic rock. I'm sure that's more of a crowd pleaser, so I can hardly complain - but it definitely didn't feel like Munich! Monday it was back to the road to head back to Dallas, but not before stopping at one of our favorite places of all - the Original Fried Pies place at Turner Falls (Exit 51 on I-35). They were packed, even with road construction all around their place. Myron went for the Chicken Vegetable pie while I had the "comfort food" one - polish sausage/cheese/potato - and we attempted fruit filled ones too, but hardly had room for them. Word is definitely getting out about this place. And rightfully so. Though we were sad to notice that the Sinclair dinosaur no longer watches from the top of the gas pump area's roof. Still, we ended up back in Dallas full and tired, another annual pilgrimage completed, and probably 20 pounds heavier.

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