Thursday, February 14, 2013

Featured Sight of Interest - The Texas Tavern

One more reason to go to the Texas Tavern!

Metro columnist Dan Casey: "Lesson learned: Don't mess with Texas Tavern"
"The world-famous Texas Tavern turns 83 Wednesday. Normally this is a cause for the kind of celebration that marks the end of a world war. You probably have no idea how fitting that analogy is this time around.

Because behind the scenes, 2012 was a rough year for owner Matt Bullington. The geopolitical pressures swirling around the tiny diner on Church Avenue would have done in any lesser eatery. But once again the TT survived, and I can finally bring you the story.

It all revolved around its trademark dish, "chile." That controversial stew is handcrafted from ground beef, pinto beans, corn starch and a list of exotic spices that's more closely guarded than the secret flavoring for Coke."  Read on here for the rest of this story.

I love the little Texas Tavern. In fact a saying comes to mind:

"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog." -- Mark Twain Visit Roanoke's Millionaires Club, or follow them on facebook here.

This is part of the series "100 Things to See and Do within 100 Miles" of The Claiborne House.

It is just 25 miles from The Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast to the Texas Tavern (and we recommend downtown Roanoke for museums, music and fun!):