I don’t have a hometown. Sure, I have a place of birth (Ft. Worth), places where I learned to swim and ride a bicycle (Garland), my high school alma mater (Grand Prairie), my college days (Commerce) – but not one of them do I consider my “hometown.”
A businessman, who knew nothing about feeding hungry Texans, and his behind-the-scenes partner, also new to the restaurant business, opened the first Pig Stand on the outskirts of Dallas on Apr. 15, 1922.
It’s been considered funny for most of my lifetime to offer someone a hot pepper, telling that person it’s a mild pepper, such as jalapeno slices on a plate of nachos. Chomping into one of these innocent looking nachos can make an untested one’s mouth explode with fire. Sorry, that’s not my cup of tea, but it does raise a question. What makes a pepper hot?
Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order last week banning state agencies, cities or counties from creating a “vaccine passport” requirement.
Some years, and quite a few Coffeetime Columns ago, we wrote an article called Hellion Alert. It was about Andy recounting a true incident of eating lunch in a restaurant where a small, undisciplined child was wreaking havoc while the mother ignored it all.