Marfa, TX

Marfa, Texas

It was my first time in Texas. The few times at the airport, on my way to another airport does not count. I wasn’t sure what to expect since there is only so much you can “research” on a place. I knew beforehand that Marfa was where they shot the movie, “No Country for Old Men” and there is a big artsy community, thanks to Donald Judd, the minimal artist.

It’s not the easiest place to get to from New York City. You fly into El Paso or Midland, with a layover in Houston, then you have to drive 3 hours south. Though once you start the drive, you’re rewarded with some of the most beautiful landscape. Yes, Texas is flat, wide open space. It’s quite refreshing, especially for people so used to cement, asphalt, subways and tall buildings. I do recommend flying into El Paso because on the way to Marfa, you’ll pass the famous fake Prada store which is the sign that you’re close to Marfa.

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Lake Trout And Blue Collar Good Job

Lake TroutBlue Collar Good Job

After a month long sleep, I finally felt like venturing out for some eating and food photo snapping. One of the restaurants I was waiting to open was Lake Trout. They’re serving up fried fish, fried fish sandwich, crab cakes, fried shrimp and for the seafood haters…wings. The filet-o-fish from McDs is one of my favorite fast food sandwiches, though of course I haven’t eaten one in a waaaaay long time. So I was pretty damn excited when this opened and had to try their fried fish sandwich (on the menu is cheese fish sangwich).

Another restaurant I was looking forward to try was Blue Collar Good Job. People were comparing their burgers to In-N-Out. If you know me, you know why I HAD to go try their burgers, asap. This burger joint was literally 2 doors down from Lake Trout, making the lunch crawl easier.

I’ll do a proper review of both places over at Eat to Blog soon but I do plan to go back, many more times.

Both Lake Trout and Blue Collar Good Job have the same address, 160 Havemeyer St in South Williamsburg.