Says Randy Abshier, owner of Loco Cowpoke in McKinney’s historic downtown. Possibly the best little salsa shop on the planet. No kidding!
The first thing you notice when you walk in is the smell. It’s that Texas-slash-salsa smell. I don’t know any other way to put it. You’ll just have to experience it for yourself.
But be warned, your chances of walking out of there with nothing are slim and none. Especially with all the samples you can try. Yes, you can sample just about anything.
We tried the Chile Relleno Salsa, bought it, and finished it off in no time.
And it’s not just salsa. Loco Cowpoke carries an impressive lineup of native Texas fixins:
- Jellies, Jams, and Preserves
- BBQ Sauces
- Dips and Queso
- Pickled Products
- Rubs, Seasonings and Spices
- Desserts and Toppings
- Chili and Soup Mixes
- Glazes and Sauces
- Country Fixins (grits and such)
- Mustards, Mayo and Condiments
- Bread Mixes
- Olives and Peppers
- Hot Sauces
- Drink Mixes
Now that’s a taste of Texas!
Perhaps it’s not just all those native Texas fixins that make Loco Cowpoke a downtown McKinney gem, but also the decor. The Texas flag made from what remains of an old 1920’s barn, the little fire truck arrangement, strings of lights, and of course, walls lined with all sorts of goodies.
And with the holidays upon us, this stuff is perfect for gifts. It wouldn’t bother me to find a jar of Bronco Buster Tequila Salsa in my stocking on Christmas morning.