Saturday, June 19, 2010

GO TEXAN RESTAURANT ROUND UP: SEPT 27TH - OCT 1ST 2010

First call. I realize it's still early to be thinking about something that happens in late September, but you might want to make a mental note of the third annual Go Texan Restaurant Round-Up, which is scheduled for Sept 27 through October 1st, 2010. This program spotlights locally grown foods and wines, and is held throughout the Lone Star State. According to the Texas Department of Agriculture, some 500 establishments already participate in Go Texan.

If last years celebration is any indication, some well-regarded restaurants may be involved, including Pappas Bros, Blue Mesa Grill, and Fearings. Of course, there are no guarantees for 2010, but if enough Texas diners keep stepping up to the plate, then my hope is that this kind of program can become more like our beloved KRLD Restaurant Week and help our local growers, meat producers, and winemakers improve the quality of our local product. We've already got plenty of intrepid Lone Star producers producing excellent foodstuffs, and more would certainly be welcome.

GO OUT. GO EAT. GO TEXAN!!!

2 comments:

Beth said...

Thanks for sharing the information on Go Texan Restaurant Round-Up. Will try to make it to the event to try the finest wines. Colonialgifts.co.uk

Food Czar said...

Hope to see you there, Beth!