Friday, October 06, 2006

Harolds Pit B-B-Q

My fingers are a little sticky as I type this blog post, but I am not going to wash my hands because I have the faint smell of my chopped brisket sandwich lingering on them. Yummm! Now for any of you that have spent time in Abilene, you already know what I am talking about. For those of you that are not familiar with Harolds, Oh my gosh! It is really the best bbq ever, I mean ever.

Here's the thing. Yesterday while making plans for today's lunch a class buddy and I discovered that Harold's was no longer in business. We could not believe it - you mean we came to Abilene to take a class for nothing! But, the truth will set you free, people. It was a rumor - just a pesky little rumor. So, today we went over there and indulged in the nectar of the gods at Harold's. But we did come to find out that he is trying to sell the business or have someone take it over. If that does not happen, it will close. You realize that this will change the trajectory of dining in the immediate future. Surely, the powers that be will not let it happen. Hmmm.... maybe ACU could acquire it. It could be the new facility for the College of Delicious Lunch Sciences. Okay, maybe not.

Now for those of you that think I need therapy because a bbq lunch has made such an impact on me, you are probably right. And I will try to get there right after picking up a brisket sandwich!


Greg Kendall-Ball said...

Absolutely. Someone needs to take over and keep this Abilene institution going.

Of course, it pales in comparison to a fresh boerewors roll, but those aren't as easy to come by in Abilene!

Gina said...

My heart is beating fast...who do I know who could take over Harolds? This could be disaster!! Really... (We plan trips so that we could get to Abilene at lunch time on a weekday just so we can stop at Harold's.)