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#6 – Culinary Firsts (Top 10 Experiences of 2018)

Everyday Intentional Adventure

One of the easiest ways to add adventure to your life is to find or create new culinary experiences. Here at Texas Over Fifty, you’ll find plenty of encouragement to do just that.

Culinary Experiences Can Be Big Texas Adventures

For those of us who live in Texas cities, the chance to try something new in the foodie world is probably never further than up the street or down the block.

Austin’s restaurant culture has become world-famous, and Fredericksburg is in the top 10% of restaurant sales at $1,589 per capita. San Antonio is home to way over 3000 restaurant chains!

Add a road trip to the mix, and you’ll find foodie adventures even in some of Texas’ most remote spots.

My Biggest Culinary Adventure of 2018

I’ve compiled a list of all the firsts that provided so much culinary adventure for us this past year, but there was one experience that was really huge for me.

Some friends had bought tickets to a sold-out dinner brought to Austin from California by Outstanding in the Field. When our friends couldn’t go, they offered us a chance to go in their place.

What a treat! You can check out the website for a full list of locations, but the biggest draw is that every dinner is served in a field on a farm. From the setting to the menu, dinner by these guys will knock your culinary socks off.

For us, that may have been a once-in-a-lifetime occasion. But, pretty sure I’ll sit at tables like this again.

In heaven.

The Big List 

Here’s the BIG list of restaurants I tried for the first time, along with a few other fun foodie things we did in 2018. From the top of Texas to the bottom, it looks like we had plenty of foodie fun!

Are You Inspired?

Wow! Once this list got started, it was a little shocking how many items ended up on it.

On the one hand, I’m pretty proud of us for seeking out so many new and adventurous bites across the state.

On the other hand, a new year is ahead. We’ll have to hit the ground running (literally) if we expect to keep up the culinary pace around here!

Just Try One

Andy Stanley has a million good quotes, but one that I really like is a phrase that can be applied to so many areas of life.

Do for the one what you wish you could do for all.

Make it Doable

Just pick one new restaurant to try next year. You might want to challenge yourself to knock it out on the first day of January, and get this whole culinary adventure thing out of the way early. That’s pretty doable, right?

Make it Fun

Remember, the goal here is everyday intentional adventure. Make it fun!

Your devoted encourager,

PS: Here are links to my other Top 10 Experiences of 2018.

#10 – I Made the Statesman

#9 – Sunrise at Palo Duro Canyon

#8 – Mornings by the Pool in Austin

#7 – Birthday on a Boat at Lake Travis

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