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DUDE FOOD

LOCAL FOODIE SHARES HIS CELINA FAVORITES

Bryan Poche' is many things, a proud husband and father, a local volunteer and business owner, and a man who loves a delicious meal! Louisiana-born and Texas-raised, Bryan enjoys cooking up great recipes which he often shares with friends and neighbors. We asked this self-proclaimed foodie to share some of his favorite "Dude Food" dishes from around town. All are unique in flavor and flair and sure to satisfy the hungry man in all of us.  

Jimbo's Pizza 501 W Walnut St, Celina

When Bryan eats out with son, Landry, they love to hit Jimbo's pizzeria in downtown Celina. Though well known for their quality pizzas, local dudes know to order the tacos on the side. Chago's Tacos are corn tortillas with mozzarella, chicken, bacon, green & red pepper, and onions, topped with parmesan and ranch dressing. Visit Jimbo's and get your Chago's Tacos with a side of friendly small town atmosphere. 

Bongo Beaux's Bourre Palace & Cajun Kitchen 218 W Walnut St, Celina

A weekend is never complete, without a stop at Bongo Beaux's. Our Dude Foodie's favorite is the Red Beans & Rice: Creamy kidney beans loaded with roast pork and topped with grilled andouille sausage over white rice. Laissez les bon temps rouler!

Papa Gallo's 241 W Pecan St, Celina

Summer is coming and a blue margarita at Papa Gallo's is always a good idea. Poche' recommends trying the new menu item Crawfish Enchiladas. This is a "family recipe handcrafted to perfection" made with monterrey jack cheese, crawfish and Papa Gallo's own fresh made parmesan cream sauce. Feel better about indulging in that 'rita since this dish is served with fresh veggies and rice.

Toasted Walnut Table and Market 304 W Walnut St, Celina

The ultimate dude food is being served at Toasted Walnut Table and Market. The Chicken Fried Steak is a crispy 8oz chicken fried steak on a bed of garlic mashed potatoes and topped with chef Joey Dawkin's jalapeño, brisket gravy. Ohhh Lawd is this good! Served with a greek salad on the side to give you that healthy edge.

Tender Smokehouse 224 W Pecan St, Celina

No Dude Food list is complete without an entry from Tender Smokehouse. Our Foodie likes to go big or go home by ordering the El Jefe. This is a specialty sandwich loaded with prime brisket, pulled pork, smoked sausage and  a scoop of Tender's signature beans and because that just isn't enough - a spare rib on top. A cold draft beer and banana pudding round out the perfect meal.

The Nook CKMC 1230 Homestead Ct, Celina 

Poche' might have saved the best for last. Burgers are always a dude food favorite but The Border Burger at The Nook CKMC is in a class by itself. This burger is a half pound Angus beef patty topped with jalapeño, cheddar cheese, avocado, chipotle ranch, lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickle. Followed with a side of fries and all is right in this dude's world.

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