Cafe Texas was an installation piece deployed at the 2001 Garden Shed party in Berkeley, CA. A dismal shed was illuminated with a bare light bulb, and visitors could read the single-sheet summary of various offenders who were executed in Texas. An amplified soundtrack portrayed the cooking of each offender's final meal request, which visitors could also read.
This web page lets you select from the nine offenders, and hear their final meal preparation.
|Date||Final Meal Request|
|12||Barney||Jeffery||714||04/16/1986||Two boxes of frosted flakes and a pint of milk|
|25||Thompson||John||610||07/08/1987||Freshly squeezed orange juice|
|53||Griffin||Jeffery||647||11/19/1992||T-bone steak, catsup and iced tea|
|64||Holland||David||820||08/12/1993||Cheeseburger, french fries and coffee||77||Nethery||Stephen||698||05/27/1994||Two cheeseburgers with lettuce, tomato and onion, french fries and milk|
|150||McFarland||Frank||963||04/29/1998||Heaping portion of lettuce,
a sliced tomato, a sliced cucumber, four celery stalks, four sticks of American or Cheddar cheese, two bananas and two cold half pints of milk. Asked that all vegetables be washed prior to serving. Also asked that the cheese sticks be clean.
|157||Teague, Jr.||Delbert||849||09/09/1998||None. Last minute he decided to eat a hamburger at his Mother's request.|
|213||Kitchens||William||840||05/09/2000||1/2 dozen sunny side up fried eggs, 8 pieces of pan sausage, 6 slices of toast with butter and grape jelly, crispy hash browns, milk and orange juice.|