Mason County Coco the Cow


It’s what’s for dinner.

Or supper.

Or lunch.

Or dinner.

Maybe even breakfast.

Where’s the beef?

All over town.


From Old French “boef.”

According to trusty Webster.

Otherwise known as a full-grown ox, cow, bull, or steer.

Especially one bred and fattened for meat.

One can also beef up a football team.

Go Punchers!

Or have a beef with somebody.

That’s no fun.

Have some beef tea instead.

Supposed to be good for you.

So say the British.

Then there’s beefcake.

Which has nothing to do with beef whatsoever.



Get it in breakfast tacos from Rico’s.

Texas Deadwood BBQ fires up some tasty beef brisket.

And beef ribs.

Willow Creek Café serves up their ever-popular beef pot roast on Sundays.

And Square Plate makes their own equally sought-after pot roast every Wednesday.

Cooper’s BBQ offers delicious brisket and ribs as well.

Beef fajitas can be had at Nacho’s Café.

And Mi Pueblo.

Or homemade barbacoa gorditas from Santos Taqueria.

Grab a roast beef sandwich at Subway.

The most popular form of beef is probably the hamburger.

And there’s a plethora of places to get one.


Laredo Taco Company at Stripes.

Willow Creek Cafe.

Square Plate.


Mi Pueblo.

Dairy Queen.

I’m sure I’m forgetting some places.

Eat in or get it to go.

Or buy locally raised ground beef from Mason Monograms & More.

Otherwise known as Streeter Longhorn Beef.

And make your own.

And last, but not least, is local, pasture raised beef from ML Farms.

Steaks, roasts, and more.

The Green House carries it.

More is good.

That’s Mason.

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Renee Walker is a poet, writer, and real estate broker on the Square with her canine assistant, Buster.  

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