This week on The Texas Bucket List we count our blessings, pig out, and raise our glass to Texas as we travel across the lone star state.
At a historic hotel in Blessing we make friends with a cook, a historian, and gentlemen worth counting twice in our blessings. The routine in this small town brings regulars into the hotel dining area before the break of dawn, and the food made by one blessing of a cook has people lining the streets for lunch every day of the year except Christmas.
In Waco we go hog wild at Captain Billy Whizzbang’s, a restaurant with a story as wild as the burgers they serve. The Whizz-pigg, a burger made with two patties of 50/50 bacon and beef, puts us in hog heaven and leaves our taste buds squealing.
We end our trip with a toast in Sandia, Texas where we visit the first vodka distillery south of San Antonio, Wild Rag Vodka. After meeting Roy, the man who started the distillery, and tasting his vodka we believe his dad was right when he said, “This is God’s country.”