The 5 Weirdest Foods People Eat In Amarillo
You might not think Amarillo has unique cuisine, but there are a surprising number of things we eat here that would freak out someone from another part of the country.
If you've ever traveled across America, you know that there are strange local foods everywhere. For instance, people from Cincinnati make a special chili with spaghetti noodles. A Texan would give you a pretty strange look if you brought that dish to their barbecue.
Here are some of the weird things we eat in Amarillo that you wouldn't find anywhere else.
Although fried bull testicles can be found in other areas of the U.S., they are usually called "rocky mountain oysters." Amarillo loves calf fries and even hosts a huge calf fry cook-off at Homer's Backyard Ball. If you're craving some, the most renowned calf fries can be found at The Big Texan.
You might not think that spicy ketchup is weird, but that's probably because you're from Amarillo or Texas. Whataburger has made spicy ketchup a staple in Texans' diets, but the condiment is pretty uncommon in other parts of the country.
Although breakfast tacos have become more and more popular (as brunch has become more and more popular), just a few years ago, the concept of putting eggs and bacon in a taco shell was pretty weird to most of the world except Texas. We've been perfecting the breakfast taco here in Amarillo for quite a while now and you can get some yummy ones at El Tejavan.
Crazy Larry's is the place to go for this Amarillo specialty. Most Frito pie has chili with ground beef, but Crazy Larry's serves it up "moose-style" with brisket. It might sound weird, but it's completely amazing.
People from the North already think cream gravy is weird enough. Amarillo has turned the Southern sauce into something amazing by adding our favorite vegetable to the mix. Green Chile Willy's has the best jalapeno gravy around and they take serious pride in it.