Best Riff On International Icons

TIE: Freebird's World Burrito's Statue of Liberty on Harley; Dreyfus Antiques' Eiffel Tower

There was no way in Heck that we were going to put hand over our heart at the home of so many derned Aggies (yup, Freebird's World Burritos comes out of College Station), but when we saw that gleaming lady liberty stradlin' that Harley, we weren't sure what to do: Salute? Drop and give her 20? Sing "The Star-Spangled Banner"? Now, when we line up for at Freebird's we just grin at another piece of wacky public art. - Which is exactly what we did the first time we spied the gorgeous mini-Eiffel Tower which graces the front of Dreyfus Antiques - that is, after we did a double-take and regained control of the car. This exact, certified replica of the Paris landmark was actually acquired in Auxerre, France. The iron work was done by Francois Valtat, who passed away before completing the project. His son finished the lovely monument. It was brought over by Dreyfus to herald their new location on MLK which opened last fall.

Dreyfus Antiques - Brocante
1901 N. Lamar, 512/473-2191

Freebirds World Burrito
1000 E. 41st #260, 512/451-5514

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