San Antonio Barbecue

I have always believed that San Antonio’s barbecue reputation suffers sorely by its close proximity to Austin and Lockhart.   San Antonio lacks that quintessential Texas barbecue joint to legitimize the local scene.   While I always have been down on SA’s barbecue pedigree, recently I have started to reevaluate this negativity.   The purpose…

Midland…a 90 lb weakling?!?!?

When considering the culinary powerhouses of Texas, odds are Midland will not make the conversation.   As I researched possible dining spots for my recent work trip, I was disappointed to find no restaurant that separated itself from the pack.   Worse, even the locals seemed embarrassed by the dining options their small city had…

Hawx…Better than it is.

The last two cheat days in a row, I have tried the same new restaurant in an effort to determine its merit.   Hawx Electro Lounge and Burger Bar is one of those restaurants with zero street appeal.   As you drive by it on Vance Jackson, your first impression is likely that of a…

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…

Vegas 2016…Day 4

Well it is finally over.   I am back home in lovely San Antonio.   Las Vegas has vanquished me yet again.   The last day is always the worst as I only get two meals at most in a casino before I have to catch a flight out of town.   Still, I always…

Vegas 2016…Day 3

Well, I may have passed the mantle of the world’s worst gambler to my wife.   Somehow when she loses the money I don’t seem to mind at all.   When I lose the money…I pout…I sulk…I sullenly lament how ignorant I am and how stupid Vegas is.   She is much better about it…

Vegas 2016…Day 2

Once again I have defended my title as the world’s worst gambler.   I set my budget and then donate that money to the casinos in rapid fashion.   I use to call gambling “buying time”    Truth is my money does not seem to buy as much time as it used to.   Oh…