The Texas Department of Agriculture wants everyone out and eating Texas this week. Thanks to the sixth annual GO TEXAN Restaurant Round-Up, by supporting participating local restaurants, diners can help feed others while they get their feed on.
More than 400 restaurants across the state are helping gain awareness of local food products while raising money for Texas food banks. The term "local" is used quite loosely, as according to the list of participating restaurants we have more than 20 "local" McDonald's serving "local" Texas beef.
For those looking for a narrower definition of "local," below are special menu items worth checking out through Sunday, July 28.
24 Diner's Market Plate:
Grilled watermelon salad with blistered shishito peppers, shaved cucumber, mint and chile vinaigrette. Produce sourced from Dilorio Farms (Hempstead), Josh Ruiz (Alamo) and Johnson's Backyard Garden (Austin).
Burro Cheese Kitchen's Fudge Brownie:
Fudge brownie with house-made chocolate sauce and Kosmic Kombucha.
Easy Tiger's Hill Country Board:
Venison liver and heart pâté (Broken Arrow Ranch, Ingram, TX), smoked venison sausage (Broken Arrow Ranch, Ingram, TX), hop-pickled okra (Martinez Farm, Pleasanton, TX) and local cherry tomato jam (Oak Hill Farms, Poteet, TX) served with Brooklyn Lager house-made mustard and house-made pain au levain. (Photo: Easy Tiger/Facebook)
Jack Allen's Kitchen's Grilled Pork Tenderloin:
Richardson Farms Ancho grilled pork tenderloin served with Cooper Orchards peach and sage, Tecolote Farms rhino pepper cornbread stuffing and Red River whiskey demi-glace.
Quality Seafood Market's Grilled Texas Black Drum:
Grilled Texas Black Drum, topped with grilled Gulf Shrimp, locally grown mushrooms, scallops and spinach in a Shiner Bock mornay sauce.
— Ashley Cheng
· 2013 GO TEXAN Restaurant Round-Up [Official]
· Go Texan Restaurant Round-Up Helps Food Banks [KVUE News]
[Photo via 24 Diner]