Donna was Googling for a restaurant for dinner on our second night in Aurora, and she let out a whoop! “They still have Black Eyed Pea restaurants here!”, she said. I was skeptical as our Texas Black Eyed Peas have been gone for more than a couple of years.
We arrived at the door of a familiar edifice with hope in our hearts. Inside we found familiar surroundings and a very friendly staff. We were promptly seated and handed some very familiar looking menus. Maybe there still are real Black Eyed Peas.
Donna ordered her go-to, home cooked Pot Roast plate. I wanted a good old Black Eyed Pea chicken fried steak. We chatted with the friendly waiter and he filled us in on the unhappy history of the Black Eyed Pea restaurant chain. Seems when the going got tough the Texas franchisees chose to shut down and fold. The Colorado guys buckled down and toughed it out. Hum, a sad Texas moment, bummer.
The table next to us must have been a couple who were long time regulars. Everybody in the wait staff came by to chat a bit it seemed. We swapped a few Black Eyed Pea tales with them as well and soon the food arrived promptly. It was every bit as good as we remembered it. Dorothy, you’re not in Texas anymore.
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