The 'Down Unda Trading Post', located on US Highway 281, sixteen miles north of Lampasas, Texas, provides a tasty glimpse of Australian food, including Vega Mite, Anzac biscuits, Australian Chocolate, and meat pies. It was the meat pies we were interested in, so we set out on a warm, sunny Spring day in search of this unlikely Aussie outpost.
|'CB' - my cheese and bacon meat pie|
The pies are about five dollars each; quite reasonable for such a delight. I had the cheese and bacon pie and it was fresh and delicious. The perfectly seasoned filling is surrounded by golden brown flaky pastry, something similar to a chicken pot pie, but this treat is in a league by itself. One pie is not enough for a meal, but it was perfect for an afternoon snack, and they sell frozen pies for take-out.
If you've eaten at the Down Unda Trading Post, then you already know how good the food is. If you haven't, do yourself a favor and make the trip – it is well worth it.
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Larry Manch is an author, teacher, guitar player, freelance writer, and columnist. His books include: 'Twisted Logic: 50 Edgy Flash Fiction Stories', 'The Toughest Hundred Dollars & Other Rock & Roll Stories', 'A Sports Junkie', 'The Avery Appointment', 'Between the Fuzzy Parts'. His books are available in paperback and e-book.
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