CINCINNATI CHILI, which contains unsweetened baking chocolate and is served over pasta, as detailed in an article in Texas Monthly’s sister magazine Cincinnati (about $4 a bowl).

A SIX-HUNDRED-POUND PUMPKIN, auctioned on eBay to benefit the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children ($2,550).

DOUGHNUTS from Donuts-4-U on Commerce Street in Dallas, located across from police headquarters and owned by officers Tory Agent and Lovy Page ($3.40 per dozen).

SAM HOUSTON KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKY, named for the great Texas statesman, who, as the distillers were obviously unaware, was nicknamed Big Drunk during his years living with the Cherokee ($29.99).

GEORGE W. BUSH DRINKING WATER, bottled in “the heart of Kentucky’s famous Blue Grass region” ($18 per twelve-pack).

NUTS ABOUT GEORGE, a mix of cashews, almonds, pecans, and peanuts, by GNS Foods of Arlington ($1.29).