I spent last weekend in Fort Worth for my 3rd TCU Homecoming as an Alum (how has time gone so freakin’ fast?) which is why I have been MIA for the week (and 10/28’s TWD)
I had a whole lot of fun. My mom came up with my car (Civic!) and we spent the weekend having fun together. Back in college, my Mom was still working and traveling for Immucor so I was able to see her on a pretty regular basis (every 4-6 weeks). Now that I live in Chicago it has turned into seeing her a few times a year, so I really relish every minute that I get to spend with her. When she picked me up at DFW, she asked if I wanted to grab some lunch and where I wanted to go and without hesitation I said Fuzzy’s!
I have been craving Fuzzy’s chicken soft tacos and queso since the last time I was in Fort Worth back in January. In fact I am craving it now.
I don’t know what kind of cheese they use but it is a smooth white cheese, with a handful of spicy/tangy pico and shredded cheese thrown on top. I add some of their “Butt Burning Sauce” to make it extra spicy. I could seriously eat this stuff every day (and I pretty much did my last semester-hence the Senior 5 weight-gainage). Complementing the queso and tacos, is a $2.50 (with tax) schooner of icy cold Shiner. It really doesn’t get much better than that.
After we ate at Fuzzy’s we went and looked around all the new construction on Campus. Since I graduated in May 2006, TCU has built a new bookstore, 4 new super nice dorms, a new Student Union, demolished the old Student Center and refurbished and relocated Frog Fountain. It is all pretty amazing but it really doesn’t look like the school I attended for 4 years.
Then we went to the Kimball to see the Impressionist exhibit. It was really awesome because I got to see works that are usually at the Art Institute but are currently on loan while they finish the new Modern Wing. It was pretty amazing to see the 6 Haystacks all in a row in the Kimball (sadly you couldn’t take pictures inside so I can’t show you).
Afterwards, we went and had a beer at the Flying Saucer in Downtown and I got to buy an Obama pint glass (can’t wait for Tuesday!!!). It really was amazing to listen and see all the support for Obama. I was not expecting it at all down in TCU, especially after living through the 2004 election as a Dem at TCU. Then we went and had dinner at my favorite hole-in-the-wall Vietnamese place right on the edge of the Fort Worth/Haltom line.
It was just as good (and cheap!) as I remembered. Hai Yen in Chicago is a good substitute but Tu Hai is truly tasty.
The next day I got to watch TCU dominate Wyoming, see many (but sadly not all!) of my favorite TCU friends, breathe in the smoky air at the Pub and remember how much I loved college. I always wonder if I should move back to Fort Worth but I am slowly realizing that while I love the city, I really wish I would relive Fort Worth circa 2002-2006.