This morning was a physical beating.
A couple of friends and I served at Creekside Baptist Church, taking their old, drab look and transforming it into a beautiful landscape.
Our friend Mike really put us to work. He had us planting shrubs, watering, transplanting grass, moving dirt. It got hot outside really quick–thank you, Texas springtime.
After hours of grunt work, we decided we deserved a hearty lunch. My friend Jonathan recommended Del’s, a little place in Downtown Richardson.
Del’s is the definition of lowkey.
It’s tucked away in a corner on a street off of Main Street. It’s this tiny, almost shack-looking place. But once you enter, it’s actually bigger than it looks. And you can instantly smell the juicy burgers on the grill.
But man on man, these are high quality burgers.
They start at $5, which is an absolute steal. And you can pack on whatever condiments your heart desires. Their fries are tasty–that’s what I had. But I kept eyeing other customers’ curly fries, so you bet I’m trying those next time I pop in.
So if you ever find yourself near Downtown Richardson and you’re craving a burger, you know exactly where to go.
Today is one of the more important days of the year.
It’s National Pi Day!
Yes. 3.14 is everybody’s favorite mathematical number. While math was never my favorite subject, I can always get on board with a celebratory day that focuses on PIE, the dessert.
Pie is the underdog of desserts.
People will die for cookies or cake or ice cream. But only a select few (including grandmas and hipsters) will put their life on the line for a good piece of pie.
My love for pie started with Lula Jane’s bakery in Waco off of Elm St. This sweet little bakery introduced me to the wonderful world of pie. Then I continued my love for pie at Coffeeshop Cafe in McGregor, just a hop up the highway from Waco.
God bless Dallas, where Emporium Pies reigns.
The pie shop has three locations in Downtown McKinney, Bishop Arts and the most recent, Deep Ellum. These reasonably priced pies are baked with love and topped with creamy goodness. They’re thick and rich and tasty and sweet–and at times, savory.
Today and today only, Emporium Pies will give a FREE PIE to anyone who can recite Pi to the 31st decimal point. It’s quiet a feat, but I’m sure it’s worth it. You better get to memorizing right away!
I’ve always been a taco enthusiast.
It’s meat and cheese and veggies and more all squished into a round, flour (or corn) tortilla and hand-delivered straight into your mouth. What a novel idea.
Each Tuesday from here on out, I will feature local and chain taco-selling restaurants. If I don’t get a chance to blog about them, make sure to check out our Instagram.
Our first #TacoTuesday feature is Fuzzy’s.
Fuzzy’s was founded in Austin and moved to the Dallas area sometime while I was in highschool — aka 4+ years ago. Wow. That makes me feel old.
The taco chain sells tasteful tacos at reasonable prices and crazy, huge margaritas for only $5ish. Though they’re not the best tacos I’ve ever tasted, they’re definitely a great deal, and I recommend going at least every now and then.
It’s a great place to grab a quick bite, watch the latest sports game or catch up with friends you haven’t seen in a while.