Friday, December 31, 2010

Eating through Texas

For a period  in our lives, Greg and I lived on the side of excessive. It's true. For the most part, we've toned it down, a natural occurrence after having children.  One area we never reigned in though was in the 'dining out' category.  This past holiday, we ate our way through Texas.  When we land in Texas, there's an unspoken, invisible banner waving  that reads, "Let the Feasting begin!".

We were in Texas for 7 days and these are all the places we ate.  You do the math and then let me know...excessive?

Saltgrass Steakhouse-Greg's pick straight from the airport!

Chuys: A solid, good Tex-Mex restaurant.

Korean restaurants are abundant in Dallas, so I usually hit up a Korean place while in Texas.

My lunch, Kimchee soup, not for the faint of heart!  You must like spicy-make your nose run & eyes water-kind of hot!

The typical side dishes that accompany every Korean meal. OMgosh, I love these so much!

Some have heard me say, I'm not a fan of American prepared fish, I only like Korean prepared fish, here it is.

Burger House: My favorite Hamburger/Fries combo evah! They make a special seasoning that is sprinkled on the burgers and fries and it's ingredients are top secret and so yum-yum.

Alfonso's:  It's all about the Garlic Rolls.  The bread is a thick, hearty dough, then smothered in butter and garlic.  Brush twice or you'll still taste garlic the day after!

Sonny Bryans: It's BBQ.  GOOD BBQ.
My favorite sausage  is Sonny Bryans because of it's smokey, peppery taste.  The only sausage better than this hails from Elgin, Texas - a bit of a drive from Dallas.

Whatburger:  The equivalent to McDonald's in other areas.  Whataburgers are everywhere in Texas.  If you ever get a chance, I plead with you, just try a Whataburger Taquito.

Hot and Creamy Donuts:  Worst donut store name ever but good donuts and coffee!

Razzoo's: Cajun.  Greg and I both order Chicken Tchoupitoula (pronounced chopa-2-la) every time.  Chicken breast over smoked ham with mushrooms & taters, served with a special butter sauce (the best part!).

Mogio's Gourmet Pizza: Again, we always get the same. The Italian Classic; pesto, chicken, basil, tomatoes, garlic & mozzarella. Hawaiian Sunrise; Canadian bacon, pineapple, cashews, cranberries, mozzrella & cheddar.

Dickey's: My favorite chopped beef brisket sandwich and fried okra! 

Most BBQ places in TX, chop the brisket and prepare your sandwich while you watch.

Boston Market: Homecooked fast food. The only place Greg and I will actually eat creamed spinach.

El Norte:  Tex-Mex.  I ate here for lunch at least once a week for 2 years and never burned out.  It's my very favorite chips/salsa, cheese enchilada, taco, rice....ok, it's my favorite mexican food.

Potbelly: The special sandwich place, we didn't get to eat at...awww man!!

Sooo....excessive?  :o)