One of our own,
Roger "Irish Rog" Beck from Limerick, Ireland, is contemplating a weeklong visit
to the Republic of Texas to attend the World Famous, Salado Eggfest on March 15,
2014 in Salado. Unfortunately, his wife, Valeria, can't get off work to come
with him this year. Maybe next time.
If things work according to
schedule he will arrive in Houston on March 11th and will be introduced to the
'Girls' that same evening and probably want to sleep late the next morning. We
will plan an agenda for him that shows Houston in a good light, probably
starting with some Mexican food, some Cajun food and some Chicken Coop food. Of
course, there's NASA to show off and being as though he is a Mall Manager in
Limerick, he may want to visit a Houston shopping mall.
After that, the
three of us will start the preparation/packing/loading process for Salado with a
tentative departure date of Friday, March 14th, arriving in time for a tour of
the Village of Salado, introduction to our Salado Eggfest Master and all around
Good Guy, Mickey. And then to the Meet & Greet gathering that evening,
followed by an exciting day at the Salado Eggfest where he hopes to cook some
favorite Irish food and observe how Americans BBQ. Then learn how an After Party
helps to wind down the day.
He said, " I am also in communication with
"An Bord Bia", an Irish government body based in Dublin and New York, which is
responsible for promoting Irish food products overseas to see can I arrange for
them to have some Irish reared Pork products delivered to me in Salado to cook
at the Fest." Hopefully, we will learn if American pork tastes different than
After that, he will have a couple of days to see and do
whatever he fancies seeing and doing. We thought we could stop at a couple of
Texas BBQ Trail restaurants on the way home. A day to rest up and off he flies
back to Ireland.
He said, "I really just want to meet my online friends
and enjoy good food, and have a really sociable week." I think we can make that
We're open to any and all ideas. So if you have any suggestions,
wish to volunteer some time or show him your city, now's the time to mention it.
I'm sure he would appreciate very much anything that maximizes his time with us.
Spring "Irish Rog's Tour Guide" Chicken Spring Texas USA