The Italian Job (San Antonio Style)

Since I went paleo, Italian has become a taboo subject.   Pasta is an anathema to a paleo diet.   As a result, I have avoided all my favorite Italian haunts since I started this blog.   This week though through a series of happy coincidences I had the opportunity to eat Italian twice…maybe somewhat…

The “Wait”

Today I had the pleasure of eating at Austin’s current “it” barbecue joint, La Barbecue.   It’s a food truck/smoker complex on Cesar Chavez east of downtown.   The reviews said the lines were long so be ready to wait.   Wow, were those reviews right.   In fact, my experience today was more about…

Hidden Hill Country Hamburger Heaven

Texas has an abundance of quirky little restaurants hidden away in hard to reach places, off the beaten path, but totally worth the seeking.   One of my favorite such places is Alamo Springs Cafe located next to Old Tunnel State Park off Old Fred Road.   The trip there is so much fun with…

Mexican Mother’s Day

One of the beauties of living in San Antonio is the abundance of amazing Mexican restaurants.   Surprisingly, I don’t really feel one stands out above all the rest.   Still the depth of quality Mexican restaurants is exceptional which means you can hardly go wrong with whichever one you choose.   In my family we have…

Driftwood and Dripping Springs

This last weekend, I got to hang out in Dripping Springs with my wife while she peddled some fine goat milk lotions, soaps and chapsticks at a dusty, muggy rodeo arena/vintage market.   Yes…it is just as exciting as it sounds!    These little road trips give me an opportunity to hit some old favorites…

Dinner for Two…only Two

Saturday night the Spurs were on TV and I wanted to watch the game with fellow Spurs fanatics.   For me that means my favorite sports grill….Cover 3.  My wife and I showed up a few minutes before halftime.    Not surprisingly, the place was packed.   We were told it would be an hour…