We Can’t Stay Away from Garbanzo’s

My family first ate at Garbanzo's about two months ago. And ever since then, it has become the most frequently requested place to eat from everyone in my house!         I guess it is so surprising to me because this restaurant is Mediterranean and offers a very healthy menu of food. When your teenage boy and 8 year old girls insist on a whole wheat pita with feta cheese, chicken and hummus as their food to eat out, who am I to argue?   (Kid's Meal Bowl)   The restaurant is located in Huebner Oaks and is the only one of its kind in the … [Read more...]

JackRyan’s in Downtown Kilgore

As we drove through downtown Kilgore a few weeks ago on our way to my brother Jimmy’s house, we saw a huge amount of cars parked near the railroad tracks. (no picture of all the cars since I was driving at the time!) Was there a festival going on? Could it be it be all the people in town for the Shakespeare Festival or the Balloon Races?  When we arrived at out family reunion, which was pretty crowded since all my siblings and their families were there, we got our answer.   According to the resident foodies in our family, we had just witnessed the typical crowd that lines up … [Read more...]

Picture Perfect Farmer’s Market

    There is just something about a farmer's market that makes my heart skip a beat.              It might be the fresh produce.    It could be the people you encounter that appreciate the unique taste of the produce by  purchasing directly from the farmers.      It could be meeting fellow dog … [Read more...]

When Sassy Meets a Farmer’s Market

There’s been a lot going on lately between work and the end of the school year. Our kids are always involved in some way or another in sports activities. We wouldn’t have it any other way. And as most couples know, your marriage can take a backseat to all that activity. I’ve blogged before about our “Secrets of a Pretty Happy Marriage."  I have been giving my fair share of advice to my girlfriends these past couple of weeks. I was telling all the swim team moms about how my husband and I were determined not wake up one day as empty nesters and look at each other and think, “Who the heck are … [Read more...]

The Luxury is Luxuriously Good

The Luxury has been one of the most highly anticipated restaurant openings in recent memory. Not only because of the uniqueness of it being built out of cargo containers, but also due to the fact that it is located right across from the San Antonio Museum of Art and brand new apartment housing. We are finally starting to get a glimpse of what true urban living is all about in our city. It combines my favorite part of the Riverwalk, spectacular food, beautiful views and the laid back atmosphere of San Antonio. Andrew Weissman is the creative force behind this new restaurant as well as Il … [Read more...]

Burger FI

After spending the morning having breakfast at Bakery Lorraine and then buying massive amounts of vegetables from the Pearl Farmer’s Market with the kids, it was time to run some errands closer to our house.   Our kids seem to be growing out of their clothes by the minute, so we wanted to stroll around Shops at La Cantera to find them some summer clothes and shoes.  It’s almost time for swim team to start so they all needed new bathing suits. And the weather was just perfect to keep shopping outdoors. We had no plans on eating while we were there but it was taking so long to find … [Read more...]

Texas Pride Bar B Q

This past weekend, my family was up for a little adventure since we had a long Easter holiday. Now, my husband used to be a planner until he married me. I'm up for anything and like to do things at the spur of the moment.           On Saturday, we piled in the car with the camera and the only destination being somewhere to take pictures of the kids in the bluebonnets. Of course, I hadn't come up with any suggestions by the time we reached the interstate, so the big Stud decided to drive around those turnarounds back and forth until we all came to an … [Read more...]

The Chocolate Tour

Since Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, I went out with my camera to take pictures of the best place to find chocolate in San Antonio. I love taking pictures of food for the blog . I was already familiar with  MS.Chocolatier.  after seeing them at different events around town. They make their chocolate in their store and one of the owners graduated from the Culinary Institute of America. That sounds like such a dream job, studying the art of making chocolate! They are located in Monte Vista on Main St. near downtown San Antonio. I called my husband at the last minute to see if he could … [Read more...]

The Fruteria is a Hip Twist!

I have been anxiously awaiting the opening of The Fruteria. It is the latest restaurant concept by Chef Johnny Hernandez. I am a huge fan of La Gloria, his restaurant at the Pearl Brewery, so I was more than curious to see his take on a fruteria, which in case you are not familiar, is a Mexican fruit stand.The name fruteria means "green grocer." It is located in a newer part of downtown San Antonio known as the Lone Star Arts District. It is not too far from the Guenther House, King William and Southtown. I haven't  traveled down this part of  Flores Street in a very long time. The whole area … [Read more...]

Cafe’ Barron’s

When I was home over the Christmas holiday, I stopped by one of my favorite restaurants with some of my family. My sisters and I had the intention of doing a little bit of shopping and then stopping to eat for lunch. We wanted to pick out some books for my sister Janie’s elementary school library. The teachers at her school had donated money in our mom’s name to purchase books.  She wanted the younger girls in the family to participate in picking them out.       Since Kilgore doesn’t have a bookstore of its own, we headed over to the big city of Longview. It has a … [Read more...]

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