This past June as my wife and I were traveling we came upon this small west Texas town. It was as my good friend Tom Meeks would say, "time to put the feed bag on." I am a pretty good predictor of good local places to sit ones self down. Often the outer appearances of such places is challenged by my wife. If you are ever in Littlefield, Texas we can highly recommend The Lone Star Grill.
Let me further explain. As we walked in the lobby area, well even before that there were two good ole boys sittin' in chairs on the porch. As I got out of the car I wondered if they weren't put there by the owner to advertise for the food quality of the place. Both of them, well lets just say they were certainly well fed. I would not want to pony up for their daily intake of nourishment.
Ok, back to the lobby. In the lobby was a car door, just a simple car door, black in color from an old Chevy car. Going a bit further you see a black board sign that tells you to: Read this first. It reads: "If you will sing and do the hokey pokey in front of the folks in the restaurant we will give you a free drink and desert." When the lady came to seat us I ask her "Is that for real?" Her answer, "Honey, it sure is."
My wife and I had one of the best meals we have had since leaving our home over two weeks ago. We both agreed it was possibly the best hamburger we had ever had. Now to top things off my wife said to me, "I bet they have homemade cobbler here." I called the waitress over and ask "Do you have homemade cobbler?" "Yes, yes we do, I made it this morning, it just came out of the oven a little less than an hour ago." Oh my.
We ordered the cobbler, my wife and I splitting a serving. It would rival Gertrude McCammon's (my old grandmother) peach and black berry cobbler. That's sayin' a bunch.
So if you feel like doin' the hokey pokey, like good food, great peach cobbler we can high recommend the Lone Star Grill in Littlefield, Texas. But it gets even better. The waitress " You should come here every first and third Friday nights. We have all the fish you can eat and then we have a country music band, we have live music. You just can't hardly get in the place." Live music, all you can eat and you are in west Texas...sounded like a sure winner to me.
I have left out one little fact about the place. I called my good friend, Dan Harrell, back in Nashville and said, "Hey I'm in Littlefield, Texas there are only two people in the world that could answer this question. Me and you. The question is, "Who was from Littlefield, Texas." Without hesitation my friend answered....that's easy, that is where Waylon Jennings is from." And of all things the day we were there, June 15th that's Waylon Jennings birthday.
Now if only Jessi had been there, oh my Jessi Coulter and peach cobbler all in the same day. That would have been too much.
June 15, 2017