Our first stop was Chuy’s Restaurant in Van Horn. It’s a place made famous by John Madden, but many more celebrities have stopped in for a bite. “Stone Cold” Steve Austin ate there just last week, but the servers didn’t know until he left. Snoop has stopped by, too. I’m wondering if they could smell his bus coming!
Because the restaurant is situated off a major east to west freeway, there’s no shortage of visitors, famous or not.
We went on to visit Lamesa, Texas. It was interested to see a place that shares a name with a city in San Diego County. There’s La Mesa, California and then there’s Lamesa, Texas. In the Lone Star State, the locals pronounce it with a long “e”.
The town is small, but big on hospitality. We were promptly invited to the Chicken Fried Steak Festival – held every April.
We’re continuing on to New Orleans for a visit to a restaurant owned by football’s first family.