Views of the Neighborhood – Safety Day in Lakeway

Today we are going to attend the Safety Day exhibitions in Lakeway. This annual affair brings together Police, Fire, and Rescue teams from Travis county. The idea is to bring awareness to the community of the services available and educate safety practices. We are catered by Jew Boy Burgers in Austin. Our entertainment is Johnny Cash.

Menu

 The Jewboy – 1/3 lb freshly ground beef smashed over sautéed onions on a wicked hot flat top grill. Flipped once, topped with two slices of cheese, then steamed to melty perfection. Finally, it’s placed on a fresh Martin’s Potato roll. Topped with chopped lettuce, pickles & mustard.

OY VAY GUEY (WAY) A JewBoy patty topped with roasted Hatch Green Chiles, then covered with steamed pepper jack cheese with a bit of mustard on the bottom bun.

SLOPPY JOSE A JewBoy patty with bacon and Homeboy Chile con Queso poured on.

GOYIM A JewBoy Patty with grilled pastrami, bacon, and melted swiss pickles. and mustard.

YENTA A JewBoy with a latke of your choice placed directly on the burger.

DETROIT ROCK CITY A JewBoy patty with melted cheddar, mustard, red onions, and our Detroit-style chili poured over the top. Over the top, indeed.

Not Burgers

THE MENSCH Two crispy latkes with roasted Hatch Green Chiles and grilled onions smothered in melted cheddar and pepper jack cheese on a soft potato roll.

CAN YOU GRILL IT? Yes, we can. A marinated chicken thigh covered with melted swiss and bacon. served with our schmutz sauce and lettuce on a soft potato roll.

CLASSIC CONEY An all-beef Hebrew National doggy covered in Detroit chili, shredded cheddar cheese, mustard, and chopped red onion on a fresh potato bun.

THE MUTT An all-beef Hebrew National doggy with one side of the bun with Detroit chili, the other side with our homeboy queso. The best of both worlds.

Picture of an old time school bus

Let’s go.

So, here we are, welcomed by the Constable crew.

Check out that ladder.

Forest fighting equipment.

A way to learn how to survive a fire.

The state trooper mounted and k-9 group.

The Colorado River patrol.

Two large EMS vehicles for disaster use. The largest can handle twelve patients.

The Lakeway Police tent.

Drilling equipment for power line restoration.

The game warden organization was represented.

A workshop for the kids to build birdhouses. There is also music, games, and food trucks, but since we brought our own, we can now relax and enjoy the food and music. I hope you have a super week.

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    1. Thanks, Michael.

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      1. My pleasure, John! xx Michael

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  1. What a great event. There is always a need to entertaining citizens. Here we also have similar events, but with smaller vehicles and equipment. 😉 Enjoy a nice Sunday, John! xx Michael

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    1. Thank you, Michael. Enjoy your Sunday as well.

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      1. Thanks, John! xx Michael

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  2. I’ll have a rare Jewboy while I try to get on the mounted police with a K-9 accompaniment. (Whoa! Spellcheck sure tried to change the Jewboy!!)

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    1. I’ll bet spell check went nuts. Thanks, GP.

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      1. hahaha, I don’t know what dictionary it was using, but to me – yup, it went nuts!

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  3. I don’t know what I’d try there but, it would definitely be one of their burgers!

    It looks like a great event, both fun and educational!

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    1. It was spectacular. They had a life flight helicopter landing but I missed it.

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  4. I can’t believe you didn’t choose a song from Kinky Friedman and the Texas Jewboys! This one got quite a bit of play on Houston radio in the early 70s. Satire and humor used to have a place in this country!

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    1. I should have because the Jewboy website had Kinky’s picture on the wall. Thanks for the link to Get your Biscuits in the Oven and Buns on the Bed. Too bad satire has been woked out of existence.

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  5. Love what an active, engaged community you have, John. Always something entertaining and/or educational taking place. ☺️

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    1. It is true, Lori. We love it here.

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  6. I could go for one of those burgers. Sounds like another exciting community event.

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    1. It was a lot of fun talking to the peace officers.

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  7. Great menu, John. Definitely, a burger but too many choices. I’m ‘ferklemped’ that I can’t decide. Super event and I hope you never need the various services. Johnny Cash, part of the ‘Million Dollar Quartet’, what a talent.

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    1. Thanks Steve. Try the plain burger with cheese.

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  8. What a great day, John! These people deserve the best possible equipment considering that when disaster strikes, they run toward it. Great photos and Johnny is always a good choice. Oh, and I’ll have The Jewboy. That sounds perfect.

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    1. Okay Dan one Jewboy coming up. I thought you would enjoy the ladder truck and the drilling equipment.I was blown away by the 12 person EMS vehicle.

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      1. The ladder truck for the win.

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      2. Ha ha ha. The Produce owes me 50 pushups.

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  9. I love crispy latkes so much so I’ll have double helping! These are always good displays and hubby often participated when he was the coxswain of the Life Boat back in Vancouver. Can’t go wrong with Johnny Cash, one of my dad’s favourites.

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    1. Looks like we had something for everyone. Thanks, Darlene. 😁

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  10. Another interesting, entertaining, and helpfully important event in your area, John! I’m continually amazed by all that goes on near you, and always enjoy these posts. And is that little baby actually about to get a doggy-back ride???

    Thanks for sharing, and have a great Sunday!

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    1. I think they were just fooling around with the baby

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  11. This is an interesting assembly.

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    1. Thanks, Craig. 😁

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  12. You live in a wonderful community, John, and this event certainly underscores that fact. Happy day to you and yours! 🌞

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. I agree we live in a good place.

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      1. 😊 PS…for some odd reason, WP doesn’t allow me to “like”, but I can leave a happy face. LOL

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  13. What a wonderful idea for the community. I know my grandson would love to see something like this, and a great way to inspire support for those who take care of us. Mmm…I thnk I’ll have a mensch!

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    1. The kids really enjoyed it. All the fire and police folks went out of their way to make sure they had fun.

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      1. We should plan something like that here!

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  14. I’m genuinely not sure how to take that menu. Didn’t expect it.

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    1. The menu is from the restaurant which is a real place.

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      1. Interesting. Forgot to see if it’s kosher.

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      2. It is not. The restaurant states that on their menu

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      3. That raises further questions.

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      4. I am mistaken it is not on the menu. It is in a description by a foodie in Austin which reads “The unkosher diner menu centers on burgers and burritos, filled with beef, cheese, hatch green chiles, and even latkes”. Here is a link to the website and a description of the background http://jewboyburgers.com/

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      5. Huh. That’s rather interesting.

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  15. Looks like a fun day, John, especially for the kids. I liked the horse too with those hairy hooves. 🙂 Great music, food, and pics. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Diana. I’m glad you could come along.

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  16. Another great tour, John. And great music. I wish I had started liking Johnny Cash’s music earlier. What a voice. I like tinkering with Ring of Fire on my piano.
    Hugs on the wing.

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    1. That would be fun. I Walk the Line is one of Johnny’s songs I sing when prodded by gin and family members.

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  17. Good one, John, and with some good music to accompany it. It’s amazing to me, the number of organizations looking out for us, and I think it’s good to recognize them.

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    1. I think so too. It is a big eye opener for sure. Especially when they are all in one spot.

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  18. Your town seems well-equipped on the safety font. Cheers to the first responders who man the equipment. Thanks for the yummy food and a bit of the man in black.

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    1. My pleasure. Thanks for coming along.

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  19. Somebody would have to *push* me up that immense ladder, John!! Can you imagine climbing that thing, especially in a stiff breeze?? Loved the horses and K-9 heroes, and I’m happy to see you had such a pretty day for the exhibition.

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    1. It was a great day. Thanks, Debbie. I wouldn’t go on that ladder either.

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  20. A good way to promote all kinds of safety and remind us how we depend on them and often take them for granted. And something for the kids too.

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    1. It did have it all, Jo. Thanks for the visit and I hope you have a great week.

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  21. Another wonderful day in your hood!
    There’s a lot to know/learn about safety practices and emergency procedures.
    Love the birdhouse workshop!
    I’ll be passing on the chow. I came late, and now I’m making dinner!
    Okay, back to the kitchen!
    Then, I’ll be back!
    Adore the song!
    OX 🎼 OX 🎼 OX

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    1. What’s for dinner?

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      1. Ail y olio w/ cherry tomatoes & penne, sautéed rapini (w/ a bit of onion) served in a dome shape on a platter surrounded by squiggles of Balsamico Di Modena & garlic bread. OX OX OX

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      2. I slow cook! So much creativity with food! OX OX OX

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      3. I fast cook. Not much for the slow cooking

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      4. AH HA! oxoxox (fast oxen)

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      5. 🐂—————swish——————–🐂

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  22. You brought the fire (and great food) with this tour, Boss.

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    1. Thanks, Pilgrim.

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  23. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    What a ladder! Looks like a cool demonstration.

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    1. It was. Thanks, Pete.

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  24. Looks fun. What’s in Detroit chili?

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    1. No beans, Here’s the ingredient list.
      ground beef,white onion,fresh garlic,tomato puree.yellow mustard,regular chili powder
      kosher salt (or to taste),ground cumin,paprika,smoked paprika,onion powder
      garlic powder,freshly ground black pepper,a few pinches of sugar

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      1. You know, we had a family talk about how weird it is to call something ‘chili’ when there aren’t beans. 😀

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      2. There are some who say if there are beans it’s not Chili.

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      3. What is it? We only know beans out West.

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      4. You can call it spicy beef soup. No beans in the chili here in Texas or in Detroit.

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  25. I can’t imagine climbing that ladder – so tall! I’d like to try that fire safety simulator, though. Safety day is a fantastic idea.

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    1. It was very informative, Teri. Thanks.

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  26. Good for the community. I’m sure kids loved seeing that ladder!

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    1. They loved all of it.

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  27. Hi John, this looks so efficient and organised.

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  28. I’ll listen to that song over and over again while eating the Mensch and looking over the trucks and exhibits.

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    1. Thank you, Luanne.

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  29. It looks as though it was a fun day for everyone involved. I think “Ring of Fire” is one of Johnny Cash’s best.

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    1. Yes for sure. 😁

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  30. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Fun safety day and meal, John:)

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    1. Glad you liked it Denise.

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  31. Great idea for community to get to know their services John. I love everything on that menu, but the name of the restaurant is startling, lol. 🙂

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    1. Yes it is. Thanks, Debby.

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  32. What a wonderful and educational event, John, and I love “Ring of Fire” too. 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Lauren. 😁 Glad you liked it.

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  33. Very smart idea, dear John. It is never late to learn these practices. A curious fact: EMS in Russia is a sort of a DHL version, an express post delivery that is usually twice slower! than an ordinary one. In case if you need something to be sent from our wild country, please, never use it! And thank you for the delicious treats! 🍤🍤🍤🍻😎

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    1. Good to know about EMS service in Russia. (I don’t think I’ll ever visit but you never know. 🥂🍰

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      1. 😎😎😎 Life is full of surprises. Just keep it in mind. 🙂

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      2. I will oracle Maria. 👀

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