With college football season just around the corner, we know that traffic heading north on I-35 is about to get even crazier than usual. If you need to grab a bite on your way to Norman or Stillwater, we suggest a stop at a legendary Gainesville spot. The Hungry Hippo Sub Shop is located just east of I-35, about an hour north of Dallas/Fort Worth. Voted “Cooke County’s Best Sub Shop,” they’ve been serving Gainesville’s best sandwiches since 1979. Thanks to Alpha’s Chris Pape for sending this photo from his recent visit!
Check out their Facebook page for more info!
With live music, community fire pits, and 6,700-square-feet of covered space, Marty B’s in Bartonville, TX brings the feel of a Texas Hill Country resort to North Texas.
Their menu has a little bit of everything, including steaks, tacos, nachos, and barbecue. Finish your meal by making a s’more, or literally saddle up to their bar for a night cap!
If breakfast is more your style, hit up their take out window from 7:00-10:00am for Marty’s Mom’s Breakfast, featuring homemade kolaches and breakfast tacos.
Check out Marty B’s at https://www.martybsplace.com/!
What started in 1991 as only a sno-ball stand, Bob’s Taco Station in Rosenberg, TX now serves arguably the best tacos in Fort Bend County! Bob’s has been featured on Guy Fieri’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” and serves up tacos and burritos on their homemade tortillas. You can also buy tamales by the dozen! Alpha’s Karlee Rios is a family-friend of Bob himself and says the food is definitely worth the stop. For their menu and location, visit: https://bobstacos.com
If you’re making your way to the Texas Hill Country for the long weekend, we recommend taking a lunch break at the Alamo Springs Café in Fredericksburg! Located between Fredericksburg and Comfort, Texas Monthly magazine voted their burgers some of the best in Texas. This Memorial Day, $1.00 from every burger will benefit Alamo Springs Volunteer Fire Department.
Looking for your 15 minutes of fame? You can attempt their Jefe Challenge – their famous cheeseburger with 6 beef patties, 6 slices of cheese, and a large order of fries. Complete the challenge and you get your picture added to their “Gluttons Wall-of-Fame!”
For restaurant hours and to check out their menu, head to their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/alamospringscafe/.
Congratulations to the KS2-Alpha Testing BBQ team on their recent wins at the Scott W. Muennink Memorial BBQ Throwdown. The team took first place in fajitas, first place in chicken, and was named the Grand Champion of the event! Next up is the 29th Annual Jourdanton VFD BBQ Cook-Off May 17th-18th. Congratulations, guys, and good luck in Jourdanton!
Alpha Testing’s Chris Pape was in Victoria, TX this week, and stopped for lunch at the oldest deli in Texas! Established in 1882, Fossasti’s Delicatessen is part western saloon, part New York deli. Have a seat at the spittoon-style bar, order yourself a root beer (in a frosted mug of course!), and enjoy one of their many specialty sandwiches. Finish up with some peach cobbler, and you’re all set to head home! For more information on Fossati’s, head to their Facebook page!
“Joey doesn’t share food,” but now you can try the “Joey” sandwich along with all other menu items named after the cast of Friends at Central Perk in Hamilton, Texas!
Named after the iconic coffee shop from the series, Central Perk offers breakfast, lunch, coffee and desserts for the most avid Friends fan. The next time you head down US 281 make sure to stop by this adorable bistro.
For more information, check out their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Central-Perk-244670441477/ .
Thanks to Alpha’s Chris Pape for this recommendation, and keep sending us your favorite restaurants and coffee shops so we can feature them!