On the Road — Gun Barrel, Texas

The Hippy Hut in Gun Barrel, Texas

The Hippy Hut in Gun Barrel, Texas

I found out many years ago that one reason I have migraines is that I’m allergic to beef.  After eating no beef at all for several years, I remembered that my friend Marianne, had told me that I might be able to eat it again after a few years.  So, I started to experiment.  I really love hamburgers and I missed getting to eat them.  OK, I’ll admit it, I craved hamburgers, pretty much all the time!

inside -- lots of rock photos, a train above the bar and bright colors -- fun!

inside — lots of rock and roll photos and memorabilia, a train above the bar and bright colors — fun!

So, I started by eating an occasional burger in Oklahoma when I could find one listed on a restaurant menu that said it was made from beef that was free of hormones and such.  Deep down, I think it’s the stuff they put in beef nowadays that I’m really allergic to and not actually the beef itself.  I did get a headache the first time I had a beef burger again, but it wasn’t a migraine.  That was enough to give me hope!  Enough hope that I have them fairly often now.  I’ve tried them at several different places, with only one migraine as a result.

soft tacos

soft tacos

Saturday I picked up my momma and we went to the Hippy Hut in Gun Barrel for lunch.  Don’t go there if you’re in a hurry.  I think they only have one cook working, no matter what time of day  or what day of the week it is.  It will take a while for your food to arrive.   That’s really not a big problem though because it will give you time to look over everything.  The outside and inside of the building are highly decorated in rock and roll photos and memorabilia. I also love their use of purple and lime green in the décor.  They have an oxygen bar and they sell wheat grass, but I haven’t tried either of those.

burger and fries

burger and fries

Mom got the soft tacos — one chicken taco and two beef this time.  She said the chicken was good, but not as good as the beef.  I got the hamburger — with lettuce, tomato, purple onion, pickles, American cheese and mustard on a Kaiser roll.  It’s a dog gone good burger  and the fries are good too.  I’ve read about this “slow food” movement in the US, that I always think of when I go to the Hippy Hut.  I think the “slow food” is supposed to refer to home cooking, but this tastes like home cooking to me, so I think it fits.

the hippy hut frog

the hippy hut frog

As we were leaving, I took the photo of the outside of the building.  Did you notice the gentleman waving to us as he walked up to the door?  I also got a shot of the frog!  Someday, I’m going to get me a frog similar to this one.  There’s a shop right down the street from the Hippy Hut that sells all kinds of metal yard art animals.   I’d like a trio of frogs for my yard.  Sounds fun to me.

Hope you enjoyed seeing a bit of Gun Barrel today.

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2 Responses to On the Road — Gun Barrel, Texas

  1. Jan & Gene Thompson says:

    So, can you get car hop service there?  Not that I’d be intetested in eating outside in this weather….

    What a charming place. You find the most fun things. Can’t wait to see a photo of your trio of frogs or whichever yard art you settle on.

    Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S™ III, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

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