Cowboy Cuisine – Have A Fall Lunch

By Steve Stevens

There is no better way to bring in fall than to cruise through the antique stores on historic Main Street in Weatherford, Texas. After working up an appetite looking through the eclectic shops, take a walk into Yesterdays Sandwich Shop.

The shop has been locally owned in Weatherford for 25 years. They have homemade bread, sandwiches, soups and desserts.

My family and I always seem to end up there, especially during the fall and Christmas festivals, so Yesterdays has a special place in my heart. It is very comforting and brings you back to a simpler time of valued family time.

I love watching my five and six-year-olds’ eyes light up when they see the rack of homemade cookies and the ice cream bar, and sitting together at the wooden tables looking out the big windows of the old building loaded with character. It is the kind of character of a building with a lifetime full of experiences and watching cowboys, farmers, lookie-loos and locals walking up and down Main Street.

To bring in the fall season, Yesterdays has a few fall-inspired meals. I ordered the frito pie that comes in a big giant styrofoam cup. This is Texas and fall in a hand-basket, or as I would like to say, in a saddle bag: Fritos, chili, onions, jalapeños and sour cream. I have eaten more of these in my lifetime than I would like to admit. But for a rodeo kid, they are served at almost all of them. Every bite brings me back to rodeos, fairs and the fall season. The combination at Yesterdays is perfect. The chili is yummy, not too spicy, and the combination of everything is as good as a duet with George Jones and Tammy Wynette.

I washed my frito pie down with some warm pumpkin cobbler with vanilla ice cream. Now, as any cobbler connoisseur knows, it is best once the ice cream has melted down into every crevice. It was perfect and delicious and fit the moment on a cool rainy afternoon.

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