1. First off, you know *real* BBQ is delivered straight from the gods via a fire pit. Farrah Penn for BuzzFeed 2. And there's almost NOTHING better than a perfect brisket slathered in BBQ sauce. _madscientist / Via instagram.com 3. And you've come to realize that a life without Tex-Mex is no life at all. seanyebest / Via instagram.com 4. ESPECIALLY if it's paired with a refreshing margarita. beccmott / Via instagram.com 5. You undoubtably know that Texas queso is EVERYTHING. twentyfivesmiles / Via instagram.com 6. And there is no place on this good earth that serves better tacos than Torchy's. montinib / Via instagram.com 7. You understand that you haven't lived until you've tried a cup of homemade Texas chili. beehiveoven / Via instagram.com 8. Especially if it's made at a chili cook-off and served with a side of cornbread. ryk72tx / Via instagram.com PRAISE BE. 9. You know nothing can beat the glorious, glorious taste of a Whataburger burger. myjehmee / Via instagram.com 10. AND, YES, FANCY KETCHUP IS BETTER THAN ANY OTHER KIND OF KETCHUP. somebody1tx / Via instagram.com 11. You're well aware that Texas toast is simply unbeatable. theblackclarkkent617 / Via instagram.com 12. And there's nothing quite like a refreshing glass of sweet tea. omgitsamber_b / Via instagram.com Made with REAL sugar. 13. You'll never find bigger or better kolaches anywhere but Texas. lilimiller1717 / Via instagram.com 14. And we've basically perfected the art of chicken-fried steak. mrshaunslaughter / Via instagram.com Served up with SO MUCH GRAVY. 15. Drinking anything other than Tito's Handmade Vodka is simply a sin. fine_stvari / Via instagram.com 16. You've ~dreamed~ about loaded breakfast tacos with sour cream PILED HIGH. foodie_bartender / Via instagram.com 17. And the one, true king of ice cream comes from the golden-rimmed Blue Bell containers. forsytheguy / Via instagram.com 18. You know that the insanely delectable Big Red is basically made from baby angel tears. markanthony83 / Via instagram.com 19. And finally, you know that no matter where you travel in Texas, you'll always have a big ole waffle to welcome you home. allicnewt / Via instagram.com TEXAS FOOD FOREVER.