I’ll let you in on a secret, I hate public events. When it comes to being anti-social, I’m the president of the club. However, I told myself in September, that for the rest of the year I would go to any event I wanted to, within reason, and that I wouldn’t talk myself out of it. So last night, the boyfriend and I went to a smaller local event hosted by the Indian Creek/Carrollton HOA and I had a really great time. I think the best way for me to keep my promise to myself is to ease into it with these smaller local events. I found this one on Facebook and made sure to send it to my boyfriend because if he saw and wanted to go, there wasn’t any way I wasn’t going.
So we went, and I’m glad we did. The food was amazing, the live music was awesome too and it was just a nice event. I’m glad there wasn’t an overwhelming amount of food trucks to choose from and I was really happy that weren’t too many people there. My favorite food truck there, and I really would’ve spent all my money on their food, was Cousins Maine Lobster. I went to college in Rhode Island so I became accustomed to having access to succulent lobster all the time but since I’ve graduated and moved around, I hadn’t had that luxury in quite some time. Cousins has a lot of options for you to indulge your love of lobster but I went classic and got the Connecticut Roll. It did not disappoint. There were HUGE chunks of lobster meat and claw meat (my favorite) and was served warm with some butter and a squeeze of lemon. I was in heaven. I hadn’t had a legit lobster roll like this since I had been back on the East Coast so I was a very happy camper and I honestly wish I had gotten one more before I left!
Besides incredible lobster rolls, Kidwell’s BBQ was in attendance and after trying their food, I’m really sad they don’t have a brick and mortar restaurant. Since I moved to Texas, I’ve been struggling to find a good barbeque place. Which seems ironic since Texas is supposed to have some of the best but I haven’t really been impressed yet … until last night. Kidwell’s totally restored my faith in Texas barbeque. I got their pulled pork sandwich and my boyfriend got the brisket sandwich and we died right there. The meat was so tender and flavorful and the ends being lightly charred gave the meat that extra traditional barbeque flavor. I honestly totally forgot to take a picture of the food because as soon as I got it, I had to start eating right away. So make sure to check out their social media and website to keep an eye on where the food truck will be because you don’t want to miss it.
The event wouldn’t have been complete without live entertainment. I’m always a little iffy on local bands. They’re very hit or miss and in my experience, more miss than hit. However, Highway 31 provided the perfect type of music for this event! They played some originals which were really delightful but they also did covers of hits from the 90’s and 70’s and they really got the crowd engaged. My favorite thing from this event though, was the bass player from Highway 31, he looked exactly like Kevin Nealon and gave off big Doug from Weeds vibes and I loved it!
In all, I had a really great time and I’m very happy I went and I didn’t convince myself not to go. I’m really looking forward to more events like this but the next one is the Dallas Margarita and Taco Festival in November so make sure to stay tuned for more great Dallas finds and check out the social media links below for all the aforementioned businesses and for Highway 31!
Cousins Maine Lobster
- Instagram: cousinsmainelobster
- Facebook: CMLobsterDallasFW
- Twitter: CousinsMaineLob
Kidwell’s BBQ and Catering
- Facebook: Kidwell BBQ
- Instagram: kidwellbbq
- Instagram: hwy31