All good things must come to an end. This is the end of my Texas adventures. When you will read this article, I will have arrived back in my home in France.
Au Revoir Texas - 'Til I See You Again
Contributing Author: Clothilde Lafarge, Keeper Collection Intern
My internship was a great opportunity for me to discover Texas, which is a very beautiful place. When we evoke “Texas”, many people think “Cow-Boys”, “Barbecue” and “Country”. I heard country music and ate barbecue. I remember my first country bar in Katy, it was very funny. I was quite lost. The dress code was surprising as a lot of people wore a hat and boots. The atmosphere was very convivial and different compared to my French bars. I spent a very nice evening, and it was a great experience.
I also agree that BBQ is typical in Texas. The BBQ I ate was so good. Once again, the ambiance is very warm throughout Texas. In fact, when you go into a barbecue place, it is not just a restaurant. It is more like a very special place to eat some good meats and with a lot of decorations on the walls, for example, deer heads.
However, during my four months in Texas, unfortunately, I didn’t see any "Cow-Boys". It is maybe just a legend. I don’t know.
Texas has so many others things. For example, Austin, which is the Capital of this state, is a lovely city. Indeed, it is a mix between city and countryside. For example, it is impressive to see deer everywhere in the landscape.
Another good thing about Austin is the music. Austin is well known as the "Music Capital of the World". They are music groups in every bar, which is so cool. I had the chance to attend to a live concert taping of Shakey Graves at Austin City Limits, which is the longest running music series in American television history.
I was surprised to find how much I enjoyed an early morning walk in Austin. The sunrise was very pretty and started my mornings off so nicely.
In Austin, there is a great diversity of restaurants featuring many types of food. I was lucky to try food from around the world - some BBQ, Mexican, French, Italian, Steakhouse, Vietnamese and Thaï.
Here a list of some of my favorites:
Kin & Comfort (Thaï Food)
The food truck Veracruz for tacos, and
Easy Tiger , a very original place, as it is a bakery and a beer garden. They also have some ping-pong tables!
Austin is a good place to spend time. My Texas adventures were great. And I met so many good and very nice people. Austin holds a special place in my heart, and I look forward to coming back to Texas in the future. Hope you enjoy some of my pictures in the gallery below.