Did you know Corsicana is the birthplace of several Texan traditions - all of which have gone on to become internationally famous? Of course (icana) you did! Home of DeLuxe fruitcakes, Wolf Brand Chili, and world-class cheerleading, Corsicana has a history - and a future! - of brilliant, hardworking Texan innovation.
Kick off your daytrip with a latte that will put you in the mood to two-step at Timbers! Caffeine is an essential part of any adventure, after all.
Collin Street Bakery
Collin Street Bakery has been baking their internationally renowned DeLuxe fruitcakes for 125 years. Almost 1/3 of every cake is made of pecans – the state nut (and tree) of Texas! Trying one should be on every Texan’s bucket list, but don’t stop at just the fruitcake. Collin Street Bakery has a huge menu of delicious cookies, cakes, pies, and more.
Across The Street Bistro by Andreas
Across the Street Bistro has been serving Corsicanans for over a century. Beginning its life as Hashop’s Pharmacy and Soda Fountain, Across the Street now serves a global range of culinary options, including charcuterie, seafood, steaks, and Wolf Brand Chili. Executive Chef Andreas also personally cooks recipes for his customers that come straight from the Hashop family.
Food Belly is the only Indian restaurant Navarro County – but that’s okay, because everything they serve is incredible! Their most well-known dish is probably the tikka masala pizza, but with a menu as extensive as theirs, you can’t really go wrong with any choice. Be wise with your spice level!
Navarro College is a public, comprehensive two-year community college with four campuses. The main campus is in Corsicana and is home to the best cheerleading program in the world! Think you’ve got what it takes to “make mat?”
The Pearce Museum at Navarro College
The mission of The Pearce Museum at Navarro College is to connect with the past by engaging visitors through personal perspectives of the Civil War and the American West – with a little ancient mystery thrown in! Located on the main campus of Navarro College, the museum is home to several permanent collections, including the enigmatic “Malakoff Man.”
The Richland-Chambers Reservoir is the best place around for catching “hybrid striper” bass, as well as catfish, crappie, and white bass. If you find yourself “having a day” (like Chet does during the episode) make sure you adhere to the appropriate TPWD limits. Don’t mess with Texas lakes!