Look, I was raised a middle child in a poor farm family in the 80's to embrace community, neighbors, doing the right thing and humility, which is totally in line with how most of us in Texas, "The Friendly State," were brought up. Just like any other decent, red blooded, Texan, I do take a lot of pride in the work I do within my family, church, community, and of course the kitchen and over the grill and smoker.

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From time to time, I even attempt mixing it up with some baking, but admittedly, that is 100% my wife Lindsay's department. Like most Texas dads, you can most often find me grilling and chilling on the patio, and building that sweat equity over the griddle or smoker.

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Yes, I prefer a griddle to a grill, but that is probably an article for another time.

Texas Easily Dominates With The Best Burger Joint

As much as I would like to think I have perfected my baby back ribs and brisket, every cookout guest that has ever visited will say it is my burgers that speak the loudest. If I was ever going to enter into a Throwdown with Bobby Flay, it would legitimately be a heavyweight battle of the burgers bout.

With all of the boasting about my burgers aside, our favorite family pastime is chasing after the best burgers in Texas, and according to this Love Food article, you will find that every time near the beaches of Galveston at Tookie's.

Have you ever been, what is your review?

Remember These? Here Are 10 Great Restaurants We Miss in Temple, Texas

Just the other day I was driving past Clem Mikeska's in Temple for lunch and a memory popped in my head about Wes's Burger Shack More, and the former business that used to have delicious pizza.

I remember going there for lunch just a few years ago and taking my entire hour to take advantage of that pizza buffet! The different variety of pizza stuck out to me. I even remember the game area!

A few weeks ago, we asked listeners on Facebook about restaurants they missed that aren't around anymore in Temple, Texas.

Boy did we receive a great response!

So now it's time to reminisce about old breakfast spots, taco joints, Chinese and Mexican restaurants, and lunchtime favorites we used to frequent in Temple.

Based on your responses here are 10 Great Restaurants We Miss in Temple, Texas.

(Notes from editor Aaron Savage, who grew up in the Temple area and frequented most of these places.)

Gallery Credit: Trey the Choklit Jok, Townsquare Media

Blue Bell Ice Cream On The List of Top 15 Brands Nationwide

Blue Bell is the official ice cream of Texas, and my personal favorite. According to a new list of the 15 best brands of ice cream nationwide, Blue Bell was ranked in the middle.

In addition to ingredients, texture, and variety, Tasting Table used Influenster and other site reviews as part of its ranking process.

Scroll on to find out how Blue Bell compared to the number one ice cream, and how all 15 on the list were judged.

Gallery Credit: Tamme Taylor

LOOK: 15 of the Oldest Restaurants in Texas

There's so much history involving restaurants & Texas. But what are the oldest restaurants in Texas? Here are 15 of the oldest places you can enjoy food in the Lone Star State.

Gallery Credit: Daniel Paulus

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