Here's the whole basis for this blog. When I moved to Washington state, not only could I not get good tacos, but I couldn't make good tacos. The ingredients just didn't taste the same. Something was always a little "off".

I'm also talking about getting foods the way you're used to as well. There's a bunch of places across America that have fantastic barbeque, but it won't taste like, or be served like we do it here in Lubbock.

So while we may not be known for the following items, you should enjoy them while you're here, because you can at least count on them being pretty dang good while you're here.

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    Did you know that the Copper Caboose was the first place to serve Fajita's in Lubbock? Yeah, it's hard for some of you to believe, but Fajita's weren't always a thing. Classic strips of meat and onion & peppers, some pico, sour cream and cheese, all with hot tortillas. That's how WE do fajita's, but you'll find that some places outside of Lubbock vary up the peppers or the pico, and things just don't taste the same.

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    I think it's the lifestyle around here that lends itself to the all day cooking required to cook a good brisket. Since we're also talk about the particular nuances of cooking in a city or area, I'd also say, make sure you get some mesquite smoked brisket in case you ever have to vacate the Hub. My advice is, find a friend that knows how to smoke a brisket or even head over to Rudy's.

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    Chicken Fried Steak

    Did you know if you go to some places, they'll put brown gravy on your chicken fried steak? Ewww. Once again, I'm not going to say that we have the best chicken fried steak in the world, I'm just saying that we understand how it's supposed to be made, and served, so you tend to always get a good one here.

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    I pretty much said what needed to be said about tacos in the opening of this blog. Whether you're making them yourself, or ordering them from Taco Villa, Rosa's or a restaurant, you have a pretty good idea of what you're getting and you'll always get something good, that just tastes right.

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    Barbeque is an interesting thing in that it means different things to different people. For most of us in Lubbock, barbeque means the ingredient in a barbeque sandwich, which would be chopped beef with sauce, just like they served at Pinky's on the strip for decades. Some of you kids don't even know, we used to drive to the place where they sold beer, just for the sandwiches!

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    Pecan Pie

    I am a great lover of pecan pie and I can tell you for sure, that once again, there are regional variations that make a pecan pie served somewhere else a little different. Around here a friend can make a pie, or I can go buy one at the store and I know exactly what it's going to taste like before I get it out of the box. The texture is pretty important too.  We slso tend to have a great selection of fresh pecans available in these parts too.