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Around the Square
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 • Posted October 12, 2011

Stand in the middle of Highway 87.North of the square.Watch out for trucks from the sand plants.Now…swing a cat by its tail.You’ll hit three Mexican restaurants.Zavala’s.A longtime local landmark.Mi Pueblo.Relatively new.Nacho’s Café.Just opened.Make that four.Mexican food is available inside Stripes.Called Laredo Taco Company.They’re across the highway from Nacho’s.Almost next door to Zavala’s.Which is across the highway from Mi Pueblo.And so on and so on.Swing a string of cats and you’ll hit six more that serve up Mexican and/or Tex-Mex food.Tres Caminos and Dairy Queen further to the north.Border Style Tacos inside Short Stop back towards the square.Willow Creek Café and Santos Taqueria at the square.And Tacos Locos 4 Ever south on Highway 87.Fresh and homemade.Get it to go.From the white trailer on the corner across from Coopers BBQ.So many choices.(And a lot of mad cats.)If you’re maxed out on Mexican, there’s traditional American fare.It’s nearly the same scenario.Most of those places also offer hamburgers.So do GiGi’s and The Square Plate.Here we go again.GiGi’s is across from Zavala’s and next to Mi Pueblo.The Square Plate is…yep, on the square.Tres Caminos is behind Dairy Queen.Both are further north.Said that already.The mind spins like a compass.Speaking of north, Northside Café makes stellar burgers.They’re a couple blocks due north of the square.Not next to nobody.Besides a variety of burgers, Northside makes such delectables as fried pickles, grilled chicken sandwiches, Cobb salad, hot dogs, french fries, onion rings, chili, turkey burger, homemade chicken salad, and loaded baked potatoes (NOT microwaved).And now it’s time for lunch.Aka dinner.And the inevitable questions.Where to go?What to eat?Decisions, decisions…That’s Mason.Renee Walker is an author, poet, and real estate broker on the square.

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