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January 18, 2014

Texas Skillet

One of the Stock Show food concessions that is particularly popular with exhibitors is the Texas Skillet, located just outside Cattle Barn 4.
It earns its name with a giant skillet (7 ft. in diameter) where all manner of eggs, steak, chicken and vegetables are gilled up to go into a wide offering of tacos and burritos.
But the exhibitors, who parade by the stand in great numbers on their way to their stock in the cattle barns, are not the only ones who love the stand’s Texas-themed fare.
“Those potatoes come in 50 lb. bags,” says Laura Houchin, who has been operating the stand at the Stock Show for the past 8 years, “and on a busy day we will go through 15 or 20 bags of those.”
The lines are often long for the Texas Skillet’s breakfast offerings, when sleepy stock fitters are trying get fortified for their day, but Houchin says the best-selling item is the Cowboy Burrito — a hearty union of steak, potatoes, veggies and cheese.
“And we’re really famous for our ice tea,” adds Houchin. — Punch Shaw

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