Sunday, September 14, 2008

Palo Duro Canyon in the New York Times

My area is getting a little publicity in the national press. Check out this article from the NY Times about some of the local scenery. People truly don't realize what lies out here in "flyover" country until they spend some time here.

I noticed in the review that Leal's is a suggested place for dining. I thoroughly second that opinion. Victor and Debbie Leal, who own the restaurant, are great people. Victor grew up in the big city of Muleshoe, Texas, where his parents opened the first Leal's Restaurant in the 1950's. If you are out this way you need to make sure you experience their version of Tex-Mex cuisine. You'll be happy that you did. They are conveniently located right off of Interstate 40.


Plowing and Sowing said...

After hearing about the way you find restuarants, when you say right off of I-40 do you mean that you can see it from the interstate? Or do you go cross country to get there off of I-40? Just checkin'. I am working in the wrong part of the state to eat there but I bet it is good. I was tickled to get some pizza in Beaumont because there is limited electricity. Take care.

Chris McClure aka Panhandle Poet said...

Leal's is on the westbound access road at the Georgia Street exit off of I'40 in Amarillo. It's in a shopping center that has several good restaurants.