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10 reasons Texan food will blow your mind

Once you’ve tried Texan food you’ll never be as satisfied again. With it’s big, bold smoky flavours, generous portions and epic dining experiences other cuisines won’t compare.

Once you’ve tried Texan food you’ll never be as satisfied again. With it’s big, bold smoky flavours, generous portions and epic dining experiences other cuisines won’t compare.

Here’s why a Texan food experience will beat all others:

Because the smoked brisket is served piping hot from a Texas roadhouse. Satisfy your hunger with layers of tender meat served in a fresh bread roll.

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The ice tea is the perfect balance of sweet and refreshing. Make like a local and make your own then drink from a Mason Jar.

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The locals will spend over eight-hours cooking your meat. This results is a tender, mouth-watering flavour, which melts in your mouth. The Salt Lick do family style plates to share in a rustic setting or head to Vasos BarBQ where your beef will come with sides of potato salad, kernel corn or homemade beans.

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You can eat doughnuts for breakfast. The Kolaches are a popular morning staple across the state thanks to Czech immigrants who came to Texas in the late nineteenth century, bringing with them their tradition of fluffy pastries packed with sweet fillings including poppy seed and prune. The Czech Stop in West Texas bakes them daily and does savoury versions packed with jalapeno cheese and meat too.

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The ice-cold superbly crafted beers are house-brewed and thirst quenching. Try Southern Star Brewing’s flagship beer the Bombshell Blonde or if you’re more into dogs try Rahr and Son’s Ugly Pug Black Lager and visit the brewery in Fort Worth to learn about the art of craft beer making.

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The barbeque sauce is spicy, flavoursome and has earned legendary status around America. Famous Daves has created eight versions from Georgia’s Mustard to Devil’s Spit, as well as a Bloody Mary variety which has a tasty blend of hand picked herbs, spices and chili kick.

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You’ll be amazed by the ultimate man vs food challenge. At the Big Texan Steak you can watch other diners take on the ‘free 72oz steak’ challenge, where only the brave try to eat an enormous portion of cow plus a multitude of sides in under one hour, with the prize of not having to pay for the entire meal ($72) if they complete the challenge.

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The tacos are homemade and beautifully presented with a side of coleslaw, topped with tomatillo and served with saffron rice. At Mersero you can choose from sauteed shrimp, slow cooked brisket and grilled fajita steak to fill your tacos.

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Eat Pecan Pie and learn how the nut became the official health nut of the state in 2001. The oh-so-gooey, buttery crusted, rich pies are served in miniature form at Tiny Pie in Austin or enjoy a big slice all to yourself from restaurants across the Lone Star State.

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Snag on the BBQ or beef brisket roll? Would you prefer an Aussie barbeque or Texan feast?