March 2nd is Texas Independence Day.
We Texans are fortunate to live in one of the greatest states in a beautiful and sovereign nation (Ok, THE greatest). For those of us not lucky enough to be born into the land of bluebells and open skies, well, we got here as fast as we can…and, were welcomed with open arms.
Genuine Texas Style
We do things our own way. We have our beer, our own ice cream, and our cuisine. And we don’t need to
tell the rest of the world what it is. They all know. The best part? We have all 3 right here at Hoffbrau Steaks. We don’t like BIG city brands, and love to root for the hometown boy. So family-owned has always been in and on our little steakhouses too.
So, you might just find that the best place to celebrate that uniquely Texas ingenuity and perseverance is with us. We have it all. A respect for our great past. A love for all that made us. Shiner Bock, Fireman’s4, and Sweetwater Shrimp.
Our Margarita’s are practically trademarked. We serve one named for this great state. What better way to celebrate? If a Lone Star Rita doesn’t grab you, then a CoronaRita will. Or a Bunkhouse. Each is made the way only a Texan really can. Fresh squeezed, with quality ingredients. Feeling bold? Try a Firewater Margarita featuring Sauza Tequila marinated with fresh jalapenos. You don’t get more Texas.
Our steaks, however, well, they take the cake. The Texans who come threw our territory always choose the Cowboy Cut. (How it got it’s name….!) 16 delicious ounces of heaven. A ribeye is the juiciest, most flavorful cut money can buy. Add in a bone, and you have the premier steak. In the mood for something a bit different? Most Texans know that the glorious concoction that is the 22 separate flavors in Dr Pepper were invented right here in Texas. So, our Dr Pepper BBQ sauce is even more Texas than you might think! (It’s more than just a pretty face!) In fact, genuine Texas is one of the ingredients in almost everything we put into almost every item on our home made menu. We think it’s part of what makes us Texas’ greatest steak house! Y’all have to come try it too and give us your vote….
Large Lone Star History
Aside from the Alamo, Stephen F. Austin, Juan Seguin, and Goliad; what does Texas Independence Day mean?
I believe that today is about imagination. The disenfranchised Mexican citizens and their frontier American brothers who came to the wide open lands of Tejas did so armed only with the promise of a bold future and the greatness that is potential. Their choice, their brave spirit, built what it is to be a true Texan.
Real Texas Imagination
Inside the belt buckles, blue jeans, and boots that every Hoffbrau Steaks and self-respecting Texan celebrates is the same potential. Each of us is capable of being more tomorrow than we were today. All Texans can be a part of something meaningful and epic.
Imagine, if only for a moment, the indomitable strength with which Lt. Colonel William Barret Travis, defending the failing Alamo possessed as he wrote, “I am determined to sustain myself as long as possible and die like a soldier who never forgets what is due to his own honor and that of his country. Victory or death.”
1810- Father Hildalgo issues the 1st call for revolution, or “Grito,” against the tyranny of Spain.
1813-Texas’ bloodiest battle. Interestingly, a young Spanish officer named Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna fought here, and was also responsible for the burning and pillaging that occurred across the Texan countryside following.
1821-Moses Austin…and his infamous son, Stephen offer to settle in Texas, bringing other American citizens with them. He originally brought 300 families. This same year, a Republic was born.
1824-Our 1st State Constitution.
1830-Santa Anna is elected president in Mexico. He quickly established a dictatorship.
1835-The opening shots, in Gonzales, TX, and the battle cry, “Come and Take It” is born.
2 March 1836-The Texas Declaration of Independence is signed. Four days later, Texans are overwhelmed and slaughtered at a small missionary outpost. The heroic Alamo and her defenders become the kindling that starts the fire of Texas patriotism that has burned ever since.
27 March 1836-Nearly 400 Texans are massacred in Goliad; the last loss in the war for Texas. In April, Sam Houston turns the tide of the war at San Jacinto.
Never finished growing, in 1883, Texans open the doors to one of its greatest institutions; a center for continual learning; the University of Texas.
Do you have a favorite story from Texas history? We’ve got some beauties! Which ones did the best steak restaurant in Texas forget to tell you today? Tell us all!