What’s in the Devil’s Spit, anyway?

Today was kind of a goof-off day for us, so after talking it over we decided about noon to head down to the northern outskirts of El Paso for dinner and a show, well, lunch and a museum.

It’s been a good while since we’ve eaten at a Famous Dave’s BBQ, and even though there’s one in Tucson, we couldn’t resist going now. We first ate at one in Billings, MT in 2008 on our way to Alaska, and have been hooked ever since. I grew up on pork ribs basted in sauce as they cooked, not on the dry rub version you get in Texas, so eating at Famous Dave’s is like going home.

Jan and I decided to try the 2 for $20 menu, since for once a 2 for $20 menu had something we both wanted on it.

We started off with a really good salad, with fresh-cooked bacon crumbles, homemade croutons, and homemade dressings. A great salad.

Famous Dave's Salad

Then I had the 3 Rib Plate with Wilbur Beans and Firecracker Green Beans,

Famous Dave's Rib Plate

while Jan went with the Brisket Sandwich and Fries.

Famous Dave's Brisket Sandwich

Of course the BBQ slathered in their Devil’s Spit BBQ sauce, with a mixture of their Sweet & Zesty sauce too. And just because we ate at this one, doesn’t mean we won’t eat at the one in Tucson.

Our next stop was a visit to the War Eagle Air Museum. We seen the signs for several years, and even tried to find it once before with no luck, so we thought we’d give it another try.

War Eagle Air Museum

War Eagle Air Museum Balcony 2

I’ll tell you more about it in the next couple of days when I have more time, but it’s a great little museum.

Coming home a little after 4pm, we made a Wal-Mart stop for a few things. By the time we were finished it was 5pm, so we decided to go ahead and have dinner before we headed back to the rig.

Our choice was ChaChi’s Mexican Restaurant over by New Mexico State University.


When we were having some repairs done here in 2012, the shop manager recommended it, and he wasn’t wrong. It’s really good.

ChaChi's Combo

And really big.

We had forgotten how big their combo plates were, so we had a lot to take home. It’ll make a good lunch (or two) during the Escapade next week.

We’re going to head out early tomorrow, between 6:30 and 7am, to get to the Pima County Fairgrounds and get parked as early as possible on the first day of Early Bird parking. (that’s a lot of ‘early’s)


Thought for the Day:

I want to die on Mars . . . Just not on impact. – Elon Musk – co-founder of PayPal, co-founder of Tesla Motors, and founder of SpaceX.


2 Responses to What’s in the Devil’s Spit, anyway?

  1. Elizabeth says:

    Oh Yummy!! When do you start gate guarding again? Gotta get lots of yummy meals in before you are stuck in one place awhile, eh?

  2. We like Famous Dave’s too. But that Mexican food looks extra good! I just hope it didn’t have any Devil’s spit in it.

    It was good to see you and Jan this morning. Glad you’re here and both healthy.

    My blog address is included here – you said I should send it to you so you could add it to your list. Thanks!

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