So I just came back from a work trip to Dallas!
I have a buddy who is an exec chef at a new craft beer place: http://unionbear.com/
And man, did I get fed while I was down there!!!
I’m a huge fan of the local food movement (which is a bit harder to do here in the Northeast with our winters), but in Texas I think they have a wider range and variety (although it can’t compare to what’s available in California)! Everything he did was locally sourced, and you could tell it was a free range coddled egg I broke into because it had this gorgeous orange/yellow yolk! I wish I took pictures of the food I ate, it was that good (I know! Bad blogger, bad!).
They had over 40+ beers on tap, and I’m not a big drinker but the bartender had a flight of beers in front of me while John (my friend) kept sending out dishes from the kitchen. The craft beers I sampled were insanely good, and I kept wishing I didn’t drive there so that I could taste all 40 (and instead settled on just 5).
I love that my job lets me travel around the country and meet up with old friends I normally wouldn’t get a chance to see!