This year marks the 15th anniversary of the GO TEXAN organization and the 7th anniversary of the GO TEXAN Restaurant Round-Up. This year the food centric event runs from July 21-27.
|Shiner Bock Fried Eggplant from Searsucker|
What is GO TEXAN Restaurant Round-Up? It is an annual week long, state wide event where the community is encouraged to dine out at participating restaurants. The event offers a unique opportunity to enjoy cuisine showcasing locally produced food and drinks promoting our Texas farmers and ranchers. The participating restaurants donate nearly $40,000 to local area food banks.
|Sweet Texas Pecan Mini Pies from Tiny Pies|
My employer Farm Credit Bank of Texas has sponsored the GO TEXAN Restaurant Round-Up for the past 7 years and I was thrilled to attend the GO TEXAN Restaurant Round-Up Kick-Off event. Farm Credit is a network of borrower-owned lending cooperatives and specialized service organizations that provides credit and other related services for agriculture and rural America.
|Farm Credit Bank Sponsors the GO TEXAN Restaurant Round-Up|
During the kick-off event participants included ALC Steaks, Carmelo\’s Italian, Quality Seafood, Parkside, The Backspace, Searsucker, Tiny Pies, Dock & Roll and H-E-B. The restaurants offered complimentary bites using locally sourced ingredients. In addition there are many other restaurants participating during the GO TEXAN Restaurant Round-Up throughout the state.
|Lobster Roll with Locally Grown Arugula from Dock & Roll Diner|
Some of the exciting dishes that will be offered during the Round-Up include menu items like grilled quail with strawberries, spring onion and cashew with ingredients from Bandera, Poteet and Johnson\’s Backyard Garden at the Carillon.
|Appetizers from Parkside|
Texas Wineries to include Dry Comal Creek, Llano Estacado, Messina Hof and Pleasant Hill sampled their refreshing wines during the kick-off. Several restaurants like Cafe Josie are pairing Texas sourced cuisine with Texas wines during the Round-Up.
Check out a full listing of the participating restaurants here: Restaurant List
Now show your Texas pride, \”Go out. Go eat and GO TEXAN.\”!