Saturday, September 19, 2009

A Return to Luby's

Man, did I love Luby’s when I was in high school. Didn’t everyone? And I used to get the same thing every time: fried okra, mashed potatoes, and macaroni-n-cheese. Sometimes jello. Last night I went back to this Lone Star staple for the first time in fourteen years. Turns out, a lot has changed...

Now that Luby’s is owned by the Pappas group, it’s a fancy-pants cafeteria with track lighting and upscale-ish food. Nearly everything is low on flavor and high-high-high on salt, and I found it -- dare I say it -- overpriced. This, my friends, is not the same place I see in my rose-colored memories. But even though their food and my taste buds have evolved over time, one thing at Luby’s is still as awesome as ever: the macaroni-n-cheese.

2 comments:

Leigh Anne Rayburn said...

I found my mac to be a bit on the disappointing side -- too thin. But the fried fish never, ever disappoints.

eb said...

I've always called it Luby's Salt Palace. Can't imagine it's even saltier than it once was.