Richard Don Simms, Banjo Player at the USO at DFW

Several years ago (2008 to be exact) on a layover in DFW (Dallas Fort Worth) I walked past the USO and out front a fellow by the name of Richard Don Simms was playing the Banjo. He plays nearly every Thursday afternoon there, so if you find yourself in DFW on a Thursday, be sure to look for him.

He called me completely out of the blue yesterday. Said he’d found my card, and just wanted to call and say “hi”. What a kind gentleman!

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Richard Don Simms at the USO in DFW airport

Flying out of Dallas



Again, really, I didn't know you got snow like this in Dallas.



Shortly after take-off

Still, shortly after take-off

OK this isn't even Texas anymore, but it's pretty



Saltgrass Steak House, Texas


Since I was stuck in Dallas overnight, I made the best of it and found me sum good eat's!


I posted a few of these photo from the restaurant last night; now posting them together properly.



So this is the place. Real Texas. I guess. I wouldn't know Texas if I was there. I mean, it's SNOWING after all!


So. This is a jalapeño. Stuffed with a whole shrimp (see the tail?). And Jack cheese. And fried. I mean… seriously?! (yeah… it was good)


OK this is what I came for… meat! T-bone steak, served rare. Really, really good beef. Marbled beautifully. Delicious.


Saltgrass Steak House, North Arlington (it's a chain)



2200 East Lamar Blvd. Arlington, TX 76006



(817) 640-3880 http://www.saltgrass.com





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rating: 4 feet

verdict: That was a damn fine steak. I'd definitely hit that again!