Unmanned…

Most of my adult life I dealt with back pain in one form or another.    I am nearly 6’6″ and my weight has fluctuated between 260 lbs and 415 lbs as I have grown older.   Despite my weight issues I have always stayed active, playing basketball as often I can.   I have…

Growing Up Fat

This is my testimony about growing up fat.   It is my story to tell.  I do not want pity or anybody to feel sorry for me.   I want to explain who I am through reflections on my life.   I have recently lost weight and feel it has been a healthy experience.   To…

A Change of Plans

Every year we trek to Oklahoma for Thanksgiving with the family.   It has become our tradition to break the trip up by staying the night in Fort Worth.   Historically we stayed downtown at Sundance Square which meant a Jake’s Hamburger.   It was nothing fancy, but I always have loved their burgers and…

Far East Flavors…

I seldom blog about Asian food except for Sushi.    I have never really had a taste for Far East Cuisine.    Of course as I type that I remember my favorite restaurant in the world is probably Lotus of Siam in Vegas and I love Pad Thai.   Still, I seldom will pick Chinese,…

Barbecue Overload in the Big D

Work takes me all over the state.   All that business travel was a huge inspiration for this blog.   Most of the time, I’m traveling to glamorous destinations like Eagle Pass, Rio Grande City or Odessa.   At the same time, I also get to take trips to more cosmopolitan locations like Dallas or Houston….

People Know What They Like

So many of the restaurants I talk about on here are meccas for foodies.   They have sophisticated menus or are known for a dish that puts them outside the norm.   The reality is though most people prefer restaurants that go down the middle of the road.   Food snobs may scoff at these popular…

My Top 5…Today Anyway

A few years back I stumbled across Texas Monthly’s top 50 hamburger list for the state of Texas.   I became obsessed with eating hamburgers off the list.   It became a weird badge of honor for my family that we would drive two hours out of our way to eat off the list.  …

Zapata Treasure

As well-documented in my prior entries, I enjoy my travels around the state of the Texas and all the excellent food I find.   One of the things that inspired my desire to start this food blog was a trial I attended in Zapata, TX and the restaurants I ate at during my imprisonment.  …

Finally…San Antonio has arrived!

Please…please…please give D’lish a try!!! I am not a huge fan of the trendy healthy style restaurants like Panera Bread and the like.  It’s not because I am anti-health food, but rather it’s because I’m pro-taste.   Most of these places, just don’t do food good…they just do food good for you.   Occasionally, I…

Weekend of Favorites

This holiday weekend we decided to celebrate by eating, eating and then eating.    It started with a Saturday morning trip to Snow’s Barbecue in Lexington, TX.   Snow’s is legendary and rated number one in Texas Monthly’s famed top 50 barbecue joints in the world.   Snow’s opens at 8:00 A.M. and is usually out…

Barbecued Hip

From this blog, you can see I eat a lot of barbecue.  Fortunately I live in a state that has the best barbecue in the world.   Sorry North Carolina, Tennessee and Missouri…but the quality volume of barbecued meats in this state is unparalleled.   It seems every little small town across central Texas has…

Valley Barbecue is the Best??!?

Traveling all over the state I have learned certain truths about Texas…the best chicken fried steak comes from Zapata and is covered in queso…people in Austin like to wait in line for food…the best Asian food is found in Houston…and you don’t eat barbecue from south of San Antonio.   Well, I recently had to…