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Let's Get This Party Started...Again!

Jan. 22nd, 2007 | 07:10 pm
mood: excitedexcited
posted by: grace_batmonkey in texansinseattle

Howdy, y'all!


Everyone doing all right out there?

Now that we've checked in, here's why I'm really here:

We got all excited about the idea of talking to and comparing notes with other Texans in Seattle (and permutations thereof) and then everything fell off. What with the holidays and all that I kinda expected it and being busy myself didn't help matters any, I'm sure. I think it's past time to get going again.

One of the things a lot of folks were asking about when we started up was when we could do a meet-up. I think the consensus was that we'd pick a Texan-friendly restaurant to meet up at, and we could try different ones each time (with repeat visits to favourites ever so often).

Anyone still interested in that?

After an initial roll-call, I'll ask more specific questions about where and when would work for all of us.

I went to Texas for Christmas and visited both Houston and Austin. I realised shortly after we got there that I hadn't allowed nearly enough time to properly appreciate either place, so we spent a lot of it running ragged. Still, I really enjoyed the time we were there and I'm anxious to go again this summer. Yep, summer - July, even!

If anyone's interested in reading impressions/notes from the trip, lemme know...I'd be glad to post some here, if there's interest.

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Nov. 24th, 2006 | 12:32 pm
mood: excitedexcited
posted by: weahawk in texansinseattle



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Sep. 22nd, 2006 | 02:50 pm
mood: excitedexcited
posted by: pluvia in texansinseattle

So, I'm from Austin and have been searching high and low for the homemade tamales we all know and love in Texas. In a moment of desperation, I tried Craigslist. Here are some of the tips I received:

1. Pike Place Market and find the pig, go north of that and there is a little store there that makes awesome tamales by the dozen.
2. Farmers Market at Lake Chelan on a Saturday
3. Michuacan near Ballard and the Crown Hill neighborhood, during the holidays they make tamales. Reportedly best Tex-Mex food around.
4. Mexican grocery store in Burien - on Ambaum in a strip center with Goodwill. Reportedly better than the place at Pike for Mexico specific goods.
5. el Puerco LLoron at the Pike Place Market - it’s on the West side of Western over the stairs. (same place?)
6. La Cantina on Broadway & John.
7. Azteca's

I was hoping more for something more personal, you know, like made by someone's grandmother at home. I was finally contacted by someone like this, hooray! She takes orders and sells them through someone on Fridays. I'm about to go pick up my two dozen, we'll see how they are! If anyone is interested in her, I'll spread the contact info. (:

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Big, Sad, Puppy-dog-Eyed Request from Your Community:

Sep. 21st, 2006 | 12:29 am
mood: creativecreative
posted by: grace_batmonkey in texansinseattle

Tell us stuff.

Tell us your Texas Tales and your Seattle Stories. Tell us about your time in both, the adventures, everything. Let us know how you'd like us to regard the material, and what you'd like to see done with it.

Speak on up, Tejanos!

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Getting to Know Yoooooouuuuu, Getting to Know Aaaaaaall About Yooooouuuuu...

Sep. 19th, 2006 | 11:24 pm
mood: exhaustedexhausted
posted by: grace_batmonkey in texansinseattle

Welcome, everyone! We have 16 members as of this writing. Yay. Thanks so much for joining!

It's about time I posted my own answers to those questions I asked y'all, but I also wanted to give a summary of the answers we have so far. 8 people have given answers at this point. There's also been a fair amount of conversation in the question thread, which is simply lovely to see. I've provided my answers along with a brief run-down of what other folks said.

The shortest period of time someone's been in Seattle is "about three weeks". Wow! Welcome, indeed! Feel free to ask questions to get oriented and all that - I'm sure we've all made discoveries we'd like to share. The Rest is Hiding Back HereCollapse )

We've got two folks on quests - one person is looking for recommendations of the best dawn simulator, and the other is always looking for Southern food options.

We had one person saying they miss Big Red Soda, and a couple of folks piped up to say that Big Red can be found at QFC, Safeway, and Top Foods. Apparently, the "big" QFC on Broadway (I'm not 100% sure which one is meant here) definitely carries it.

Two folks offered Texas-related finds we might want to know about:
Goymas has been recommended for Mexican food (I offer Su Casa in Bellevue as a possibility, too).
One person says Two Gringos from Texas has the best Tex-Mex they've found up here so far.

I loaded up the interests recommended in responses to the questions. Let me know if you think of any others - I've got some Seattle-oriented ones to put in, but there's room for so much more.

All righty. I'm off this thing for a couple of days again, likely. Y'all feel free to get other convos going - I'm looking forward to reading what you've got to say.

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Welcome to Texans in Seattle!

Sep. 16th, 2006 | 10:39 am
location: Seattle
mood: cheerfulcheerful
music: football: Iowa vs. Iowa St.
posted by: grace_batmonkey in texansinseattle

Took a couple of days to actually get it set up, but here we are! Let's start off with a few questions to get to know each other...

How long have you been in Seattle?

Why did you move to Seattle?

Where in Texas are you from?

How long did you live in Texas?

Why did you leave Texas?

Is there anything about Texas you miss?

What do you like most about Seattle?

Any good Texas-related finds we should know about?

What are some interests we should put onto our userinfo page?

Anything else you'd like to tell us?

Have any questions?

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