Traveling is something everyone seems to be talking about at some point. Whether it's traveling with family, for business, with friends on a road trip, or taking the coveted break-from-life vacation, getting out of your hometown can be an adventure. One of the best parts of any adventure, at least in my humble opinion, is food. There are very few things better than trying new food, finding new favorite stops, or stumbling upon a roadside diner that is the epitome of the phrase "hidden gem." But, there are times when you're just passing through and looking for something that will hit the spot and please your taste buds. Somewhere that allows you to feel relaxed and comfortable without a lot of fuss. A place that cooks up the food you already know you like.
Well, if you're passing through Olympia, Washington, you may want to stop into Dickey's Barbecue Pit (and check out more information at the location's Facebook page, or the equivalent of Olympia's Dickey Barbecue Pit wiki). Originating in Dallas, Texas, Dickey's Barbecue Pit serves up tasty, no frills, authentic, Texas barbecue. And though Dickey's is now a chain, it has a very family-owned restaurant feel. That may be because Dickey's is still run by family members of the founder, Travis Dickey. Ronad Dickey, Jr. is the CEO if Dickey's Barbecue Pit's parent company, Dickey's Capital Group. He is also the grandson of Travis Dickey. His wife, Laura Rea Dickey, is the CEO of Dickey's Barbecue Pit. So that may explain the family-friendly, welcoming atmosphere you'll find at the Dickey's Barbecue Pits around the country.
Now, the best (and most important) part of any restaurant; the food! They've got ribs, they've got pulled pork, they've got chicken, and they've got their famous beef brisket. As far as sides go, there is so much to choose from. You can keep it simple with potato chips, get some real comfort with mac and cheese, keep it light with a Caesar salad, go for it with potato salad, or opt for some delicious waffle fries. And that isn't even half of the side options that are listed on the menu.
Something that Dickey's has that most other barbeque stops don't offer? Holiday meals. That's right, you can order your holiday meal for your family from Dickey's. Choose from a cajun fried turkey, spiral cut ham, smoked turkey, or prime rib. Plus you can get gravy, cornbread dressing, baked potato casserole, and green beans with bacon. They've also got dessert covered. Choose from pecan or pumpkin pie. Or take both and celebrate, for goodness sake! That sounds like a whole lot of yum with a lot less work for you.
So as I said, if you're in Olympia, Washington, make sure you stop by Dickey's Barbecue Pit. From Texas barbecue to plenty of side options to a laid-back atmosphere to holiday meal options, they sure do have a lot to offer. And maybe, they will make your travel just a little bit easier and a little more enjoyable.