Howdy BBQ lovers! We struck BBQ deliciousness in Savannah.
I just had to start off STRONG because FACTS are FACTS. I travel coast to coast hunting down deliciousness and I was excited to make the trip to Savannah to meet the SLOW FIRE BBQ team. I’ve heard so much about them through the BBQ world. Their craft BBQ, house prepared sides, fresh sandwiches and CHEERWINE are being talked about coast to coast and for good reason… It’s FREAKING DELICIOUSNESS ON THE NEXT LEVEL!
When I was walking up to the Starland Yard food truck park, I could smell the BBQ aromas wafting over the gate like a big cloud of deliciousness. I thought for a second, “Am I in Texas or Georgia?” That’s when I knew I was in for treat.
I walked up to the old converted school bus to meet the Slow Fire BBQteam, who were busy slang’n deliciousness out the windows for all the waiting BBQ lovers. It was hot… real hot, and the humidity was on full tilt. Everyone was hot and sweaty, but nobody cared because everyone was in full BBQ Boogie mode, waiting to chow down on Slow Fire perfection. As I always say: that’s the difference between BBQ perfection and just plain old BBQ. If folks are willing to wait, stand, and sweat waiting for their BBQ you know it’s pure perfection. I’ve seen it and I can guarantee that’s a FACT!
Pitmaster Terren Williams has paid his dues. Make no mistake about it, Slow Fire wasn’t an overnight success – it took years of grinding and learning to understand the BBQ game so he could create a legendary BBQ spot everyone would love. He grew up in Savannah, moved to Atlanta, and went to culinary school. Next, he moved to Dallas, Texas where he figured out real quick what real BBQ was. After visiting Lockhart at Smitty’s Market, he was immediately hooked. His passion hit overdrive and the gears started turning.
After staying in Texas for 10 years, learning and honing his craft, he moved back to Savannah and went to work as the chef de cuisine over The Grey for James Beard winner chef Mashama Bailey. When Covid hit, that came to an end and provided the perfect opportunity for him to start Slow Fire BBQ. He sources as much as possible from local farms to use the freshest meats, vegetables and ingredients to create flavor profiles are always HF&D: Hot, Fresh and Delicious. They believe in perfection with everything they serve or they won’t serve it.
As always, we tried a big variety of BBQ and sides. Every bite I took had that perfect culinary jingle I like to call BBQ deliciousness. The sides were so savory and delicious they’re unforgettable. I was blown away by the offerings, service and the pure BBQ perfection they offer. I can say they have the BEST BBQ in Savannah and the GREAT STATE of Georgia!
If you’re looking for something so delicious that you want to wear it has meat cologne so you never forget it I would HIGHLY SUGGESTyou take a ride over to SLOW FIRE BBQ and CHOW DOWN!
Features we enjoyed:
Fried Brisket Mac and Cheese Squares: Chopped brisket and Mac and cheese breaded and fried, topped with comeback sauce and side of house made hot honey made with local honey
Slow Fire BLT: Fried green tomatoes (locally grown), house pork belly brisket (pork belly seasoned and smoked like brisket), lettuce, comeback sauce, sliced fresh brioche
The Trey’s Chow Down – Slow Fire Platter:
Heritage breed duroc pulled pork, sliced Texas style turkey (dipped in butter), and succulent pork belly brisket.
House made sausages: One was pimiento cheese and the other is a low country boil sausage (made with all the ingredients of a low country boil stuffed in the sausage including locally caught ga shrimp!
Sides were smoked Mac and cheese topped with crunchies, fried Brussel sprouts topped with our house made Asian bbq sauce, coke slaw topped with chili crisp, burnt end baked beans and Savannah street corn (cut corn seasoned with harissa and topped with preserved lemon Mayo, cotija cheese and parsley.
Slow Fire Dino beef Rib. Pretty self-explanatory. Big PHAT meaty beef slowly smoked to perfection.
They make the pickles, pickled onions and BBQ sauce in house. The bread on our trays is a bread made locally in Savannah.
Slow Fire BBQ is a NEW officially approved Trey’s Chow Down USA delicious destination for all food lovers to enjoy.
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We discovered something quite special and unique, so we had to share it with the world. This is a restaurant offering multiple delicious features from one location in Arlington, Texas. That’s right – multiple features! Everything is prepared in-house using the freshest, locally sourced ingredients, beef, and fish to create some tasty dishes that are unforgettable.
Welcome to M’Jay’s House of Smoke and TJ’S Catfish and Wings in Arlington, Texas. Located in the middle of the Fort Worth and Dallas metroplex, they’re offering amazing TEXAS CRAFT BBQ, TACOS, CATFISH, CORNBREAD, TEXAS-SIZE STUFFED TATORS, FROZEN COCKTAILS, and MORE. It’s a real treasure for food lovers because there is something for everyone and it’s all simply SCRUMPTIOUS.
Owned and operated by the Johnsons, a local Arlington, Texas family. Pit-master and Chef Marcus Campbell, Gwen Johnson, and Travis Johnson formed a partnership after Mr. Johnson (Dad) passed away unexpectedly. They wanted to honor his heritage and the restaurant he left behind. They spent some time remodeling and reopened after about four months for expansion and renovation. The rest, they say, is history because they’ve skyrocketed the restaurant to stardom, offering incredible customer service and deliciousness.
The TEXAS BBQ was succulent and loaded with flavor. The brisket was crusted and covered with BARK-O-LICIOUS BARK. The sausage was pure perfection, and the tacos tasted like MORE, because more is all we wanted. An absolutely incredible meal!
Now let’s talk catfish! It was slightly crispy on the outside and succulent on the inside; cooked to GBD #GoldenBrownandDelicious. Oh, and how about the house-prepared HUSH PUPPIES and corn bread? Perfect.
I know you’re already on your way, but if that’s not enough, how about a TEXAS sized baked potato? Two pounds of tater deliciousness. If you don’t desire a tater, then maybe you would love some Brisket Mac-N-Cheese? They also offer wings and you can choose your favorite flavors. They were cooked just the way I like, FLAVORFUL and DELICIOUS.
If you love to eat and you love big portions loaded with deliciousness, you need to head over toTJ’s and M’ Jay’sand Chow Down. They are a new official Trey’s Chow Down Delicious Destination for all food lovers to enjoy. You will Thank me later!
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Trey’s Coastal Chow Down took a ride over to enjoy with some FRESH chef driven seasonally inspired dishes that are served in a beautiful atmosphere with island charm and views so beautiful they’re unforgettable. THE WATERFRONT RESTAURANT in Anna Maria Island is one of this magical places you will fall in love with and find it hard to leave even after your meal is finished.
Built in 1922, the cottage was one of the original homes on Anna Maria Island. At that time, and for many years after, it was referred to as “Lorraine Cottage”, Lorraine being the name of the builders’ daughter. The main room of the cottage had wood panel walls recovered from the inside of an old ship and a fireplace made of stone and brick, just as you see it today. Most interestingly, a wagon wheel was used as the masonry support in building the fireplace, giving it its unusual circular pattern. The cottage remained a seasonal home for many decades, with several additions being made as ownership changed hands. In the 1970’s the cottage got its first commercial use as an art gallery. The next decade, it was reimagined as an ice cream parlor known as Candy Cane’s, well-known for its player-piano. The cottage then became Ato’s, a family-owned Polynesian style restaurant serving breakfast and lunch. In 1999, an English couple took ownership and rebranded the restaurant under the name you know as today, The Waterfront. The Suzor family purchased The Waterfront Restaurant in 2002, and they continue to proudly own and operate it today. Tragically, in the early hours of March 18th, 2004, most of the original cottage was destroyed by a fire. Only the original fireplace and back building could be salvaged. These remaining fixtures played an important role in the new construction, as the restaurant was designed with Lorraine Cottage in mind. Nineteen months later, in October of 2005, The Waterfront Restaurant reopened with much of the original staff and management.
We enjoyed a beautiful dinner with plenty of creative and fresh chef prepared dishes that anyone would love. You just can’t go wrong with anything on the menu or from the craft bar because it’s all fantastic. Not to mention, it’s all served in a stunning and magical island atmosphere. ✨️
If you love to eat, drink, and enjoy seasonally inspired dishes, then you need to make a visit to The Waterfront Restaurant and chow down. It’s an officially approved Trey’s Coastal Chow Down delicious destination for all island lovers to enjoy. 😋
“It’s truly an unforgettable and magical experience everyone needs to enjoy.”
Are you looking for a truly unique barbecue experience in South Carolina that offers a Karate Chop of flavor with each bite? Well we found it!
Trey’s Chow Down is road trip’in the USA for deliciousness and today we’re in Anderson, South Carolina to meet with chef and pitmaster Dylan Cooke, the mastermind behind the amazing Fork Grove barbecue venture. We made the trip because we heard he had some of the BEST BBQ in South Carolina, and we just had to find out!
As we pulled in the front gates and headed down the tree lined drive I had a feeling this was going to be an incredible experience. The beautifully manicured property and stunning views of Fork Grove Barbecue and the amazing pitroom were blissful. I could smell the aromas of smoke, barbecue and deliciousness lofting in the air. As we started walking towards the front door my barbecue senses went into full tilt boogie. I was ready to CHOW DOWN!
The story goes something like this. Dylan was Born and raised in South Carolina and his journey to barbecue perfection started at the age of 15. He worked at a restaurant owned by a buddy and they only worked on Saturdays, because barbecue was typically a Saturday only or weekend thang. Dylan was consumed by his love of barbecue and his passion went crazy from there.
It didn’t take us long to fall in love with Dylan’s amazing BBQ and soulful sides. From the first bite to the last it was a trip straight to Deliciousville. In case you need directions, DELICIOUSVILLE is one stop past FLAVORTOWN because it’s simply CAN NOT GET ANY BETTER. Dylan’s passion and precise culinary execution has achieved a full, and well-rounded menu. We were not only impressed by the food, but also Dylan’s passion and love for the culinary arts.
Featured Fork Grove Deliciousness we enjoyed and I highly recommend that you try every one of these!
They way I see it, Fork Grove Barbecue is the NEW HOT SPOT in South Carolina for your barbecue ADDICTION. They’re a new officially approved Trey’s Chow Down delicious destination for any food lover to enjoy. A MUST VISIT!
Fork Grove Barbecue – 1721 SC-187, Anderson, South Carolina 29626
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“What you’re about to read is truly one of the most unique southern inspired dishes that’s a flavor explosion in your mouth with each bite.”
You know that I believe everything tastes better with a story. Today I have something special for you that was created in Texas out of necessity… simply because she was hungry. Most great inventions have been created out of a need, and KITT’S delicious invention has now become world-famous.
A few months ago, we made our way to Jefferson, Texas to visit with Kitt Williams, the inventor of the KORNBREAD SANDWICH, and the owner of “Kitt’s Kornbread Sandwich and Pie Bar“ for the most flavorful and delicious kornbread sandwiches I’ve ever tasted.
Kitt was a hungry eight-year-old sitting in her living room. She looked for bread, but there wasn’t any. She saw the kornbread sitting on the counter from the night before, and a light went off. She could just make a sandwich using the kornbread! She did just that, and it was DELICIOUS. The rest, they say, is HISTORY! Kitt’s famous kornbread sandwich was born.
Fast forward some years, and now we have Kitt’s Kornbread Sandwich and Pie Bar, where they’re creating and slang’n the most delicious sandwiches, pies, salads, wraps, soups and desserts. Although everything is wonderful, the famous kornbread sandwiches remain the star of the show.
Kitt went through a rigorous process of figuring out how to make the kornbread work for sandwiches. She has a secret recipe for the kornbread, uses special square pans, and even has a special way of stirring the kornbread mix. It’s all thanks to Kitt’s creative process that she invented these now world-famous sandwiches.
I was excited to try her sandwiches because we heard so much about them. As soon as they sat the kornbread sandwiches in front of us I could smell that down home, southern scent of kornbread. That first bite was nothing but deliciousness. Kornbread like I’ve never tasted! They were moist, flavorful and so delicious that it was easy to understand why folks are driving from miles away to enjoy a Kitt’s Kornbread sandwich. It’s what I like to call a little kornbread deliciousness in every bite!
If you’re looking to try something NEW and truly unique, I would highly recommend you make a trip to Kitt’s Kornbread Sandwich & Pie Bar to chow down. They’re a new officially approved Trey’s Chow Down delicious destination and a MUST TRY for food lovers. I can PROMISE you’re going to fall in LOVE with kornbread all over again. I hope to see you at a table soon!
Kitt’s Kornbread – Sandwich and Pie Bar is located at 125 N Polk St, Jefferson, TX 75657
I took a ride over to the NEW BRIX Barbecue located on South Main Street in Fort Worth, Texas. I was very impressed with the new operations. All I can say is: ” Pitmaster and owner Trevor Sales has taken the old BRIX Barbecue “From A SMOKESTEAM to a COWTOWN DREAM,” and he’s slang’n meaty deliciousness that everyone will love.
Brix Barbecue Full Video and photos of deliciousness.
The new building is open with plenty of room and seating. It has a big pitroom, a beautiful dining room, a bar area, outdoor seating, and a stunning patio upstairs overlooking South Main Street that will also have a bar during cooler months of the year. There is a BIG VARIETY of fresh prepared Texas BBQ, creative sides, unique BBQ items, and of course the FAMOUS BRIX FRIED CHICKEN SAMMY with DANK SAUCE. Whatever BBQ you’re dreaming of, Trevor and his culinary team are going to be slang’n it with style and deliciousness.
Fresh BRIX Barbecue Items Featured: Burnt Ends, Brisket, Ribs, Pulled Pork, Fresh House Porchetta, Fresh Barbacoa Taco, Fresh Barbacoa, Brisket Rags, Tallow Beans, and Fried Chicken SAMMY with DANK SAUCE.
Trey’s Favorites: Today, I want to talk about my THREE favorites. The amazing PORKCHETTA that is packed with flavor. It has that magical culinary jungle that everyone is trying to achieve. That little jingle, I like to call “PORK-O-LICIOUSNESS” with every bite. They also have some incredibly flavorful burnt ends that are DRIPP’IN with MEATY deliciousness. If you like sides, the BEANS and the FRESH BRISKET RAGU is simply #StupidDelicious.
If you’re looking for a NEW favorite BBQ joint to visit, that’s a BBQ dreamland. I would highly recommend you check out the NEW BRIX BARBECUE and chow down. It’s a NEW OFFICIALLY APPROVED TREY’S CHOW DOWN DELICIOUS DESTINATION for all BBQ lovers to enjoy. A Trey’s Chow Down FAVORITE! 😋
The rest of the story:
Homemade smoker, rescued dog, man with a crazy passion for texas style smoked meats = brix barbecue
In 2017, Big Trevor got his first smoker as a birthday gift from his parents after moving to Texas from the Chicago region and falling in love with real Texas Barbecue. He would stay up overnight to barbecue and stumble into work with samples for friends and colleagues. After a few months gone, and a bigger waistline – they convinced him he has what is takes to compete with the ‘big dogs’ in Texas Barbecue. Fast forward to early 2018, when he rescued a Boxer-Terrier mix, Brix, that had such influence on his life, he rebranded and named his barbecue business after him.
Big Trevor is a transplant that has fused his love for food with Central Texas Style Barbecue. Most of the recipes are simple and let the meat shine. There’s nothing to hide, and he’ll share all of his secrets, because the one thing no one can match is his passion for smoking meats to perfection. His love of food comes from his mother, Mama Sales, where her first two ingredients are always butter and love. Big Trevor doesn’t use much butter on his barbecue (the sides are another story), but that first bite of brisket will unveil a great deal of love. Just don’t forget to save the bones for Brix.
DALLAS – August 9, 2023 – The final countdown to three of the most coveted food titles in all of Texas begins. The State Fair of Texas is proud to present the 19th Annual Big Tex® Choice Awards finalists.
On Sunday, August 27, three winners will be crowned in the categories of: “Best Taste – Savory,” “Best Taste – Sweet,” and “Most Creative.” The competition began in early July with an impressive 57 entries represented by 37 concessionaires. Of those entries, 36 were selected as semi-finalists. Each entry was evaluated on four Fair-food elements: uniqueness, creativity, presentation, and taste. After some tasty tests and delicious dishes, votes were cast, and the results are finally in! Now the top 10 finalists must present themselves to a prestigious panel of celebrity judges in hopes of securing one of the top spots. If your favorite entry did not make the final cut, fret not, concessionaires may still choose to introduce their creation at their stand as a new food during this year’s Fair.
Without delay, the State Fair of Texas is happy to announce the 10 finalists that will be competing for the titles of “Best Taste – Savory,” “Best Taste – Sweet,” and “Most Creative,” in the 2023 Big Tex Choice Awards competition.
As we travel the USA in search of creative chefs, tasty eats, savory sweet treats and unique travel destinations I’m still shocked at what we discovery sometimes. What we discovered last month in EAGLEPASS, Texas was something so big and so delicious it set a record for us. Texas is full of crazy and delicious eats and I know this so I shouldn’t be shocked at my unusual discoveries. But I still am because I’m passionate about discovering delicious destinations.
THE WAGON WHEEL GANG in Eaglepass, Texas is slang’n the BIGGEST, most authentic Chicken Fried Steak in TEXAS! It’s also one of the BIGGEST I’ve discovered in 26 states in the USA.
Let me explain were Eaglepass is located. We’re deep in South Texas, all the way to the TEXAS-MEXICO BORDER. It’s the county seat of Maverick County in the state of Texas. Its population was 28,130 as of the 2020 census. Eagle Pass borders the city of Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico, which is to the southwest and across the Rio Grande.
Here is where you will find the BIGGEST chicken fried steak I’ve ever seen. You won’t believe how big it is until it’s sitting in front of you. It takes up an entire large pizza platter! In fact, it’s so big that it’s SERVED on a pizza platter. WOW! Weighing in at five pounds It’s truly Texas-sized.
When you take your first bite, you’ll realize what CHICKEN FRIED STEAK HEAVEN really is. The outside shell is slightly crunchy, and the inside is tender, juicy, and flavorful. When that cream gravy hits, the deliciousness slaps you so hard it’s unforgettable. Fresh mashed taters, farm-fresh green beans, and Texas toast. It’s simply Stupid Delicious!
They also offer incredibly savory sweet desserts including an unbelievable and creative take on PEACH COBBLER. The cobbler is so delicious I had NAUGHTY COBBLER DREAMS for a week after I left the WAGON WHEEL!
If you’re looking for something truly TEXAS SIZE and UNIQUE, you need to head down to EAGLEPASS for some Wagon Wheel deliciousness. They’re a NEW, officially approved, Trey’s Chow Down delicious destination for all food lovers to enjoy.
YOU HAVE TO TRY THE CHICKEN FRIED STEAK and PEACH COBBLER!
SPECIAL THANKS to David Elder of Elder Eats for the incredibly delicious discovery. I really appreciate it.
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When we heard that the best PIES in the South were just a short ride to Arkansas, you know what had to do. We dropped the hammer and headed out for some of the BEST PIESin the USA.
CHARLOTTE’S EATS AND SWEETS has been awarded BEST PIES in the south by Southern Living, Best Pies Arkansas, Food Network, and a host of other media outlets. I was so impressed with what I read in my research that I couldn’t wait to make the trip to meet them and try their fresh pie deliciousness.
Often hailed as the best coconut pie in the South, this main attraction still brings crowds to this tiny shop on Main Street. It’s easy to find and located just east of northern Little Rock. Pie and cake lovers will line up an hour before the doors open at 11 AM, and you better be ready because it’s hard and fast. Smart diners know to reserve their slices early because they’re in high demand. It’s simply a bonus that the SANDWICHES are very delicious too!
I couldn’t believe the number of pies they still make fresh from scratch every day. Their staff is so nice and helpful, and they have that sweet southern attitude and big smiles. The atmosphere is all Southern old-school decor and makes you feel right at home as soon as you walk through the door.
THE PIES ARE ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE! Honestly, I’ve never tasted pies and cakes so flavorful. Each bite I took was better than the last. They were so good I couldn’t help but make noises; folks kinda looked at me funny, but I paid them no mind. I was smacking, moaning, and licking my lips because I’ve never had pies that delicious before. There is just something about Charlotte’s Sweets. If I had to guess, it’s all the love they put into the process.
If you’re looking for something new or just want to try some of the BEST PIES, CAKES, AND SWEETS you’ve ever had, I would highly recommend you take a ride over to chow down. I can’t explain the deliciousness except the say this: I would drive 1,000 miles to enjoy the delicious eats and sweets anytime!
They’re a new officially APPROVED Trey’s Chow Down Delicious Destination for all food lovers to enjoy.
The new QUINCE RIVERSIDE has the WOW FACTOR for DELICIOUSNESS!
Trey’s Chow Down is Road Trip’in the USA for deliciousness, and today we’re at the new QUINCE Riverside in Fort Worth, located right off of University Drive in the beautiful WestBend Center. They offer a big variety of fresh, chef-driven dishes that are colorful, beautiful, and loaded with deliciousness. They also have an experienced pastry chef that is creating both sweet and savory deliciousness. (The desserts are insanely delicious!)
Located at 1701 River Run suite 181, Fort Worth, TX 76107
QUINCE’s menu is inspired by the travels of their chefs and leadership team to their favorite culinary destinations such as New Orleans, Lima, NYC, and Mexico City. QUINCE is an upscale casual restaurant with uplifting familiar music, attentive service, and spectacular views that come together to create a fun & entertaining atmosphere that is KNOWN as the “QUINCE Experience.”
After making QUINCE the “#1 Rooftop Restaurant in the World” in 2020, they’re excited to introduce the brand to the Fort Worth community so Texans can enjoy some truly delicious chef-driven dishes. Offering big patio areas, picturesque views, and fresh cocktails with incredible service.
Any of the appetizers, salads, mains, and desserts offered are a must try, especially the steaks and the Cajun-Creole Spicy Jumbo Shrimp. ( Featured Dishes Below )
The dessert’ presentations are so stunning and flavorful… if I had to trade my soul for this experience, I just might! Absolutely INCREDIBLE meal and service. If you’re looking for something new, unique, and delicious, QUINCE is the SPOT!They receive 15 hats out of 10 for a perfect score, PLUS 5.
LAMB Barbacoa Dumplings
ROCK Shrimp Tempura
Rosemary Cheese Fries
Cajun-Creole Spicy Jumbo Shrimp
Cowboy Bone-In Ribeye & Shrimp
Savory Sweet Treats:
Black Forest Cake
Molten Chocolate Cake
I LOVED this new concept and the culinary delights they’re offering. It’s worth it to reserve a table and chow down. Tell‘em Ol’ Trey sent ya! They’re a NEW OFFICIALLY APPROVED Trey’s Chow Down Delicious Destination for all food lovers to enjoy.
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I know you’ve heard the old saying, “EVERYTHING IS BIGGER IN TEXAS!” Well, I can honestly say, YES, IT IS – and I’m going to prove it to you!
Have you ever had BIG snack dreams? Just sitting there with your mouth watering, wishing you had a two-pound burger, a three-pound donut, a five-pound fritter, or a ten-pound cinnamon roll? Of course you have, and not only are they real, I’ve found them! All of these and more are right here in Texas, just waiting to make your BIG SNACK DREAMS come true. Snacks so BIG, so TASTY, and so DELICIOUS that they’re unforgettable.
If you follow me, you know that I love big oversized portions of everything. I started down the big snack road because I too had a dream of insane snacks. It didn’t help that I kept seeing multiple folks post what they thought were big Texas snacks. I just couldn’t take it anymore: I had to seek out the BIGGEST snacks in Texas, but they had to also be delicious.
The biggest issue with big oversized eats, savory sweet treats, burgers, sandwiches, and desserts, is a lot of them sacrifice flavor for size. Not good enough! I wanted to discover big AND delicious eats that everyone would love.
We traveled around Texas for a year and a half looking for the best and the biggest. What we discovered was so impressive that I just had to tell the world. I think everyone deserves a delicious meal with laughs, smiles, good conversation, and BIG loads of deliciousness. Join me as I take you to places that are SLANG’N TEXAS DELIGHTS! Buckle up butter cup, because we’re going on a ride straight to DeliciousVille that will be unforgettable!
Big snack information and links. Please just click on the highlighted names.
Mary’s specializes in fresh, house prepared, Texas sized, fork-tender chicken-fried steak as well as chicken-fried baked taters, burgers and Mexican dishes. These are the hallmarks of her Southern roadside cafe and kitchen. She also offers a variety of other dishes and has something that everyone will like. We enjoyed the massive chicken fried-steak and one-pound baked tater. They were both prepared fresh to order, massive, and are a must have if you love Texas size delicious food.
Bonnie’s is a family operation and they work hard to make sure everything they serve is fresh, warm, and prepared with love. They specialize in some of the BIGGEST treats in Texas, like their five-pound fritters, five- and ten-pound cinnamon rolls, Texas donuts, and more. I’ve had them all and they are truly unforgettable. It’s worth the drive for this deliciousness! Bonnie’s Donuts is located in League City, Texas – just a short drive from Houston. They’re a truly BIG, FLAVOR-LOADED destination that’s absolutely unbelievable. ( 24 Hour Preorder Must Call)
The PIG, as I call it, specializes in Texas BBQ, fresh sides, burgers, desserts and NOW one of the BIGGEST BURGERS in TEXAS. It’s the new MOAB (Mother of All Burgers); It weighs in around 2.5 lbs. fully loaded. It’s a MASSIVE brisket smash burger topped with their house-made BOOM sauce. It comes as a 1-pound or 2-pound option. It’s a MONSTER! The burger is actually very flavorful and I love the BUN because it’s unique: soft on the inside, and flavorful with each bite. The meat is so juicy it was literally dripping all over the place. You might say it has that DRIP of deliciousness.
I’m not kidding you! It’s Massive. It’s Delicious! I DARE you to try it!
Have you ever dreamed of a four-pound taco? Me too, and I’VE FOUND IT! The El Jefe Taco is a jalapeno cheddar tortilla loaded with taco beef, chorizo, and all the fixins’. I even had the lettuce drip going on with each bite I took. Be sure to get their queso and try the tablitas en fuego as well. These are Texas-sized dishes that are loaded with deliciousness.
WOW! What a breakfast sandwich! Weighing in at over one pound, the BIG Texas Chow Down. It’s prepared with a fresh house Texas waffle that makes up the top and bottom of the sandwich. In the middle it has fresh eggs, two different cheeses, slices of ham, loads of hashbrowns and bacon, then topped with butter and smothered in Ol South pancake syrup of your choice. This is as TEXAS as TEXAS gets for an unforgettable savory sweet breakfast treat.
Locally owned and operated, Jackie’s has been slang’n TEXAS SIZE deliciousness since deliciousness was deliciousness. I LOVE JACKIE’S! If it’s BIG, Jackie’s has it! Big pancakes, one-pound biscuits and gravy, plate-sized crepes, Texas-sized omelets, enormous breakfast burritos and MORE! We were impressed with every dish. The portion sizes are R.I.D.I.C.U.L.O.U.S. Get ready to chow down when you walk through the door at Jackie’s.
The Wagon Wheel is family owned and operated and is local favorite restaurant. They offer delicious Texas BBQ, country fried steak, and wood-fired calzones that are to die for. Folks drive from all over Texas to try them. They’re so big they use a pizza pan (not a plate) to present the items. TEXAS SIZE is an understatement. Over a pound for the chicken fried steak and calzones, crazy. If you’re looking for some serious Texas-size snacks, they’ve got them. ( Special Thanks the Elder East S.A. TX)
Wheel-sized pizza prepared fresh to order… you won’t believe the SIZE of this pizza! More like KING KONG. The Pizza is served HF&D #HotFreshandDelicious and you can order many combinations or create your own custom pizza. They use fresh ingredients and vegetables to create some delicious pizza flavor profiles you will love. If you like the size of wagon wheels loaded with deliciousness and pizza perfection then head over to SERIOUS PIZZA and get SERIOUS about your pizza decisions.
YEE HAW! It’s the BIGGEST club sandwich in the state of Texas! Chef John’s TEXAS Club Sandwich: stacked and packed with ham, turkey, bacon, Swiss, American, lettuce, tomato, avocado, farm-fresh egg, mayo, and onion on toasted bread. It looks like a small sky scraper sitting on the plate. The sandwich was not only massive, but also packed with deliciousness. You will love this sandwich! It’s served only Mon-Fri for lunch.
It goes by the name NEW YORK GIANT, but we don’t care because it’s piled high with Texas deli deliciousness. It’s prepared with one pound of fresh, authentic NEW YORK pastrami piled high on fresh rye bread. You can get it anyway you like want it: sauces, bread, everything. Your Sammy, your choice! If you love BIG PHAT sandwiches this is for you. A MUST TRY!
It’s a donut round up at Round Rock donuts! They’ve been slang’n some of the best and world’s largest donuts since 1926. Their donuts are famous for their orange hue — a byproduct of using fresh eggs. More than 2,000 donuts are hand-rolled, cut, fried and iced daily at the bakery. If you want a unique and BIG donut experience, head over to Round Rock and chow down!
I wanted to still highlight this BIG TEXAS dish because it’s so impressive. The Black Ship Little Katana Fresh Sushi Boat. The boat is filled with various sushi options of your choice, and it has plenty of choices. My best judgment is it weighed over two pounds when I picked it up. Everything in the sushi boat was so tasty and fresh. We really enjoyed each piece of sushi offered in the boat; it was massive and two of us couldn’t finish it. A seaside boat of sushi deliciousness!
I have to confess something to each of you. I’ve had dreams about the bacon dish at Del’s. Oh man, there’s nothing like naughty bacon dreams folks. It’s the THICK-CUT NUESKE’S BACON AU POIVR served with a Bourbon Molasses Glaze and a side of deliciousness. Oh, the food gods are shining down on Del Frisco’s for this bacon dish! By all means, this is so good it should be illegal. The succulent bacon flavor just rolls across your tongue and sends your taste buds into full mode overload. Don’t be surprised if you have to wipe your chin after each juicy bite. A true trend sitter and it’s under 20 bucks, ladies and gentlemen.
I discovered a NEW Korean/American fusion burger concept that is slinging insane burgers! K-POP Premium Burgers created by the passionate Chef Kevin Lee and his wife Jenice Lee located in The Colony, Texas. The burger profiles are truly unique. It’s where Korean meets American to create some of the most delicious fusion burgers I’ve eaten, and I’ve eaten a bunch. Chef Kevin Lee creates and prepares all the sauces in house daily and only uses fresh ingredients to create big, bold, Korean/American delicious burger flavors you can never forget. The meat patties are cooked to HF&D (Hot Fresh and Delicious) They have those flavor loaded crusty edges from the flat grilling process that I’m in love with. This is all coupled with a Texas-sized batch of fresh waffle fries, topped with garlic sauce and fresh parmesan cheese. When I say you’ll never forget, I mean NEVER.
Trey’s Chow Down LOVES ROAD TRIP’IN TO EL RINCON for the BIG PHAT 2.5 Pound Burrito. The Texas size burrito is prepared fresh to order using only fresh ingredients and vegetables to create 2.5 pounds of BURRITO DELICIOUSNESS. The El Gigante Burrito fresh grilled steak, charro beans, fresh bacon, grilled onions, peppers, tomatoes, Mexican Rice, sour cream, guacamole, spicy Serrano sauce, and topped with chili con carne, and house prepared queso. The burrito was savory, meaty, chessey, flavorful, loaded and PACKED with DELICIOUSNESS. GO get it folks. I double dare ya!
If you live in Texas or you’re just passing through you need to make plans to enjoy some TEXAS-SIZE MEALS! Everyone needs some TEXAS DELICIOUSNESS.
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Parlor Doughnuts is a craft doughnut and coffee shop offering an array of unique bakery items, including their original layered doughnuts. They offer vegan, gluten-friendly, and keto-friendly products, as well as artisanal breakfasts and specialty coffee. Their goal is to efficiently deliver a superior product, at a moderate price, with exceptional service, in a comfortable setting.
That’s why Trey’s Chow Down is BACK at Parlor for possibly some of the BEST DOUGHNUTS I’ve tasted in the USA. We’ve made it to 24 states on our MEETS, EATS & SWEETS Tour, and Parlor is truly a donut of LAYERED PERFECTION. Parlor uses a different and unique technique to create their signature donuts.
It’s the individual layers in their doughnuts that make them so special – Parlor dough is layered with butter, making it flakier than the average doughnut. Beyond their amazing dough, they work hard to offer an incredible selection of over 20 flavors. For this reason, they believe you will leave their shop saying, “This is the best doughnut I have ever had… PERIOD!” I do agree with that, and with the perfect layers combined with the variety of favors and fillings offered, there’s really nothing quite like it.
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Because everything tastes better with a little background, here is the story of Parlor’s Doughnuts…
For centuries, the “parlor” was the special room in the house where people came together to talk and where exceptional things happened. It was usually the best-furnished room in the home where families could comfortably receive their guests.
While the origin of the doughnut can be traced back to the early 1800’s, their popularity grew during WWI when volunteers (known as Doughnut Lassies) prepared doughnuts and coffee for soldiers on the front lines. The doughnuts provided comfort, a brief reprise from battle, and reminded them of home.
Parlor Doughnuts was founded by Darrick Hayden, in partnership with Josh Tudela, in February of 2019. Darrick traveled the states extensively with his son’s band for several years. During those years, Darrick would seek out the area’s best doughnuts and coffee. His appreciation of good doughnuts grew, as his son’s appreciation for great coffee grew. With his son Noah, the two launched a coffee shop in 2015 named Proper Coffee, which flourished, and gave birth to the concept of Parlor Doughnuts.
The concept for Parlor Doughnuts grew out of the Hayden’s travel, exposure, and the desire to create a new path for the doughnut experience. Layered dough was the clear choice for this unique doughnut shop experience. Parlor offers their signature “Layered Doughnut”, which sets them apart from the traditional cake or yeast style. Along with this unique style of doughnut, Parlor seeks to offer something for everyone by offering vegan/gluten-friendly, and a keto friendly doughnut, along with a special doughnut for all the pups out there, with their Doggie Doughnut. The brand has expanded to offer breakfast items such as acai bowls, avocado toast, breakfast sandwiches and tacos. And of course, specialty coffee.
In February 2019, the dynamic combination of unique doughnuts and great coffee launched in Evansville, IN in a niche little downtown shop. The community’s support exploded, exceeding all expectations. Less than a year later, Parlor Doughnuts opened an expansive location on Evansville’s east side, including a large dining area, drive-thru service, and on-site coffee roastery. Additional shops have now opened throughout the country (view our locations here).
Parlor Donuts is a new official Trey’s Chow Down Delicious destination for all donut lovers to enjoy.
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