One thing that I learned about when I first came to Amarillo is how even though Amarillo's quite big, there is definitely a small town atmosphere that the city has. And like in small towns, you see a lot of localism here. I was even surprised to hear that Donut Stop ran Krispy Kreme out of town.

With that said, I decided to try a local BBQ place. The place was Tyler's BBQ, located at Paramount and Olsen.

In my opinion, it was a great alternative to national chains. At Tyler's BBQ you actually get what you pay for. The normal issue I have with BBQ places is that you get a small amount of meat for a high price.

The meal I had here was the peppercorn sausage sandwich that came with a side. The side I ordered was green chili macaroni. I really liked the amount of sausage in the sandwich as well as the size of the macaroni. I really enjoyed the atmosphere of the restaurant. In fact, it reminded me of small town life in far West Texas.

Lastly, I had the opportunity to meet the owner whose name is Tyler. We spoke about BBQ including how it's made and BBQ places from all over Texas. Tyler was very polite and I enjoyed my conversation with him Tyler's BBQ is a place that i will definitely eat at again. The next time you want authentic BBQ make sure to stop by Tyler's bbq. You will not be disappointed.

The Hidden Life of Chillicothe, the Littlest "Big Town" on US-287

If you've driven between Amarillo and Dallas at any point of your life, you've gone through Chillicothe. This sleepy town seems nearly abandoned at first glance.....but wait! There's a little glimmer of life in there yet....Take a look at what's stirring within the Iris Village.