Who Is Bob Armstrong?
Eat: Steaming cheese, guacamole, sour cream, and spicy beef--all in one? Why not? We are in Texas. The Bob Armstrong dip is a must at Matt's El Rancho in Austin or Matt's Rancho Martinez in Dallas. For me, digging into "the Bob" harks back to a jumbo ice-cream sundae at my hometown Dairy Queen after Little League games. I'd add all my favorite toppings, simply because I loved Oreos, M&M'S, and HEATH bars. The more the merrier was a literal thought. More is merrier with the Bob, for sure.
I like Texas because of guys such as Bob and his queso. The Bob Armstrong is Texas queso--bigger and better in the way only this state does things.
A onetime state legislator and land commissioner, Bob ate a daily lunch at the original Matt's. As the story goes, back in the late sixties, Bob asked Matt to whip up something out of the ordinary, a menu first just for him. Out came the overflowing concoction that seemed like a Tex-Mex starters sampler. Quickly, the Bob Armstrong made the menu, both at Matt's and at copycat cantinas all over Texas.