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Around the Square
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 • Posted September 12, 2012


It’s what’s for dinner.

Or supper.

Where’s the beef?

All over town.


From Old French boef.

According to trusty Webster.

Beef is a full-grown ox, cow, bull, or steer.

Especially one bred and fattened for meat.

Which happens a lot around here.

The Green House sells locally raised, organic ground beef.

One can also beef up a football team.

Go Punchers!

Or have a beef with somebody.

That’s no fun.

Have some beef tea instead.

Then there’s beefcake.

Which has nothing to do with beef whatsoever.


Texas Deadwood BBQ makes beef brisket.

And beef ribs.

Willow Creek Café serves up beef pot roast on Sundays.

And Square Plate makes their own pot roast every Wednesday.

Cooper’s BBQ offers beef as well.

Beef fajitas can be had at Nacho’s Café.

And Mi Pueblo.

Get beef ribeyes at The Old Peanut Mill.

Or a roast beef sandwich at Subway.

The most popular form of beef is probably the hamburger.

And Northside Café makes a good ‘un.

It’s their specialty.

One-half pound cooked to order.

Or one-quarter pound if you so desire.

Regular or wheat bun.

Cheese or no cheese.

With everything on it.

Or however you like it.

Northside Café is now owned and operated by the Polk family.

But nothing else has changed.

Still good eatin.’

Good atmosphere.

Good prices.

Good people.

Eat in or get it to go.


That’s Mason.

Renee Walker is an author, poet, and real estate broker on the square

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