TEXAS Bar BQ – Ho Chi Minh City
It was the fall of 2009. I had already been in Vietnam for about a month. I had just scored an apartment in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, and I was about to spend my first Thanksgiving away from America.
By sheer luck, I happened to live on the same street as Texas Bar BQ, a restaurant run by an old shit-kickin’ expat that my memory has named Coy McColt. Coy happened to be the biggest turkey importer in Vietnam, so Thanksgiving was his Christmas. Twenty bucks bought you all you could eat and drink, all day and well into the night. For a fat slice of home in the middle of Southeast Asia, there’s no better place than Texas Bar BQ.