You know you have lived in Houston a decent amount of time when 1) you have at least two hurricanes under your belt (Ike & Harvey) 2) you visited the very first location of a now very popular string of restaurants in its very early days.
With regards to #2, I'm referring to Local Foods, which now has outlets in Downtown, Tanglewood, Upper Kirby, and Rice Village. I remember popping into their debut site in Rice Village after working out one morning to pick up what I thought would be a 'light' lunch. This assumption was derived from the fact that this genius misread their light-up wall sign "Local Foods" as "Lo Cal Foods." Yes, I am just that with it.
On the menu that day, and to this day, as it is a crowd favorite, was the truffled egg salad, served as a sandwich on a pretzel bun. Obviously, I knew from the name that truffle oil was involved; what I didn't know was what a profound impact it would have on this all-too-familiar dish that is typically already rich given its egg yolk and mayonnaise components.