5 Things Non-Texans Just Don’t Get
Texans, including the Lewisville attorneys at Steele Law, P.C., are hardcore homelanders. You just won’t find people in any other state that have the same magnitude of pride Texans have in The Lone Star State, and for good reason. We have the best barbecue, the nicest people, a wide variety of beautiful terrain, and a whole lot more. We also have a unique set of knowledge and quirks in behavior that make up the Texan way – a way of life only true Texans can understand. If you’re familiar with the tidbits below, then you are most certainly a Texan.
Queso is Liquid Gold, Not Just Melted Cheese
You may find “chips and queso” on menus in restaurants outside of Texas. However, if you decide to order it, you’re most likely going to be presented with stale chips and a cup full of melted yellow cheese, the kind that coagulates after a few cold minutes. That is not chips and queso, it is an abomination. Real queso, which is an original Tex-Mex creation, involves melted cheese of various kinds, cream, and chili peppers. The combination makes an addictive, hot, and velvety smooth dipping sauce you could drink right out of a glass (not recommended for your health). Variations may include black beans, avocado, ground beef or pork, and other delicious ingredients.
Buc-ee’s Bathrooms are the Best
Texans get excited every time they see a Buc-ee’s on the horizon. Why? Cause Buc-ee’s bathrooms are simply immaculate. You won’t find cleaner rest stop bathrooms anywhere else. And when you live in a huge state like Texas, quality rest stop bathrooms are a godsend. Not to mention that Buc-ee’s convenience stores sell world class fudge and caramel and butter-glazed corn puffs – definitely worth stopping for!
When We Mention “The Valley,” We’re Not Talking about California
“The Valley” in Texas is not San Fernando Valley or Silicon Valley. It’s the Rio Grande Valley, simple as that. Texas has a transitory population of Californians who often make the mistake, but we forgive them because they’re Californians. They don’t know any better.
There’s a Difference between Grilling and BBQ
Throwing some ground beef patties and maybe some hotdogs on your little charcoal grill in the backyard does not constitute a BBQ. A true BBQ involves slow cooking quality meats using Post Oak, Mesquite, or any other wood that produces flavorful smoke. Now don’t get me wrong. There’s always room for grilling, but please don’t confuse it with BBQ. Grilling is simply preparation. BBQ is an art.
Possessing the Texan Soul
Our love for our home state is so great that even when we’re travelling out of state, we think of Texas. And when we meet fellow Texans while travelling, well, we just stick together like peas in a pod. Texas is not just a territory, Texas is a family, a community, a home, and there is no place quite like it.