A Taste of Texoma was by far a very informative television show. It showcased local restaurants in Southern Oklahoma and Wichita Falls. What made this 30 minute show so unique was that it highlighted restaurants near the downtown area that were not known by me. Others reminded me of the steakhouse my father took us to when celebrating their wedding anniversary where we had Kobe Beef in Okinawa, Japan
Ben Coker was an excellent host for this type of thing. He certainly loved to eat like me. It made me wish of my owning a restaurant just so he would’ve had it featured on the show. Like me, he enjoyed trying new things.
The Bible said these things about food:
19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.(NIV)
15 So I commend the enjoyment of life because there is nothing better for a person under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad. Then joy will accompany them in their toil all the days of the life God has given them under the sun. (NIV)
The good thing about the places reviewed was that not all of them were soul food types. Food that was fried in animal fat or oils that weren’t good for the heart. Some places catered to the vegetarian or vegan. They also had breakfast and lunch menus.
For example, some of the out of the way restaurants, interesting to me, featured on the show were: Habachi Grill and Hong Kong Buffet, Wasabi Japanese Steakhouse, and Habachi Sushi. Even the sushi seen on the show looked appetizing. My fondness for raw fish was very low. After seeing what these restaurants had, it made me want to try some of those dishes. If one watched the clips on the KFDX Channel 3 site they would have also seen that some even featured a kids buffet.
Some of the other places on my must try list were: 8th Street Coffee House,. New York Chef’s Pizzaria, Willie’s Place, and 2011 Bistro. Even though some of the places that weren’t mentioned by me, that didn’t mean they weren’t noteworthy. A lot of the places featured in the last three weeks were award winners that won their medals in the metroplex., Houston and San Antonio One of the restaurant owners said they wanted to bring big events like that to Wichita Falls.
The show came on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. right after the Today Show.