Friday, August 31, 2012

Places to visit before I leave

The time is flying, and I won't be in Texas too much longer.  The month of my departure is coming tomorrow and I know the time will fly by.  I've been extremely busy with preparing for the trip, catching up with wonderful friends and rehearsing for the show.  Just so I don't forget anything, I've made a list of places that I would love to re-visit or visit for the first time before I go.

Let's start with food

1)  El Matador - Denton: Having my going away party here.  Nice cheap Tex-Mex and a chilled out atmosphere

2) Babe's - Granbury: I doubt Spain has any good fried chicken so I'll have to get it out of my system.

3) Chipotle - Denton:  We have a new Chipotle right across from campus on the grave of the old Tomato.  Will have to try it out before I go.
4) Crooked Crust - Denton:  I've grown to love this place.  Really cheap tasty pizza.  Can't ask for more.

5) Freebirds - Denton: Having spent lots of time in College Station, I'm addicted to Freebirds.  YUM!!!

6) Pappadeaux - Dallas: Gotta hit up my favorite restaurant ever.  Nothing like it.

7) Pappasito's - Fort Worth: This place has become a family tradition.  Hopefully it'll be my last meal in TX with my family before I leave.

Now to some places I'd like to say goodbye to:

1) Beth Marie's - Denton: I guess this could have gone under "food", but this place is so much more.  It's really one of the biggest symbols of Denton and it embodies all that is good in this lovely town.

2) Bruce Hall - UNT, Denton: My first home in Denton.  I had some great times here, and I certainly made some wonderful friends.

3) Campus Theatre - Denton:  This one will make me bawl.  I'm gonna miss my home-away-from-home and all the people that frequent it. ;(

4) Dallas Arts District - Dallas: The Arts District has several live performance venues as well as museums and a beautiful church.  Gotta see it all one last time.

5) Recycled Books/Opera House - Denton: The coolest book store ever!  Spent many an hour here.
6) The Square - Denton: Beautiful place to spend a summer day.  Nothing else like it.

There are also some places I need to visit that I haven't had the chance to experience yet

1) Brazos Drive-In - Granbury: I've never been to a drive-in.  It's about time.

2) Popo y Lupe - Denton: Always wanted to take a picture at the Popo y Lupe sign.  It's just so tacky!

Well that's all for now.  Just clearing a blockage and making lists.  More pointless lists to follow!

Un beso,
Tyler from TX


  1. Aaaaaa Babe's Chicken is definitely on my list, too!! (although I always get the fried catfish :P) Chipotle's on my list as well. Their website says "No Chipotle locations found within 100 miles of Spain.
    Search again with another city, state or zip code. Or move." Or move!!! Hahaha I think there's a few in London, though.

  2. Urgh! I'm not super-addicted to Chipotle, but I sure will miss it. Had it for the last time over the weekend. Babe's is coming up next week. When you headed out?