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...]

Rebecca Rather’s Pink Pig

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Sassy Update:The Pink Pig Closed in August 2013 according to some of my readers. It also states this on their Facebook page. We hope Rebecca ends up somewhere else SOON!  I need a chicken salad sandwich fix!    When I first heard that Rebecca Rather was no longer at Rather Sweet Bakery, I thought the world would stop spinning on its axis. Her restaurant was my very favorite place to eat in the world.  My family would plan our trips on when it would be open to assure that we could eat there. Her chicken salad sandwiches were served on such heavenly bread that it would bring tears … [Read more...]

Here We Go to Trader Joe’s


Well by now, you've probably heard that Trader Joe's opened this weekend. In case you've been under a rock, this speciality grocery store is so popular that some of my friends wept with joy when they heard that San Antonio would be one of the first cities in Texas to have their very own store. Can y'all believe we got a Trader Joe's before Austin? Now, who is hip now?   The big Stud and I went on Sunday to check out exactly what all the fuss is about. We went by ourselves so we considered it a date. Anywhere we go without our children present and we can have a fully … [Read more...]

The Food Network in Downtown Kilgore


Did y’all hear that the Food Network’s Restaurant Impossible will be filming in my hometown of Kilgore this week? The town of 12,000 is all abuzz! There hasn’t been this must excitement since…..well, I don’t know when there has been this much excitement! Hair appointments are being made and everyone is getting all gussied up for their possible appearance on national TV!             I thought I would post some pictures of the things that the big city folks will be seeing while they are working on redoing the restaurant.  This is a … [Read more...]

The Jingu House Restaurant

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My family has lived in San Antonio long enough to recall a time that the Japanese Tea Gardens were in disrepair and not open to the public. It had been such an historic landmark since opening in 1915. It seemed odd to not be able to visit while you were near the San Antonio Zoo or Brackenridge Park. When it did finally reopen in 2008, I made a vow to myself that I would try and visit this scenic and unique tourist attraction at least once a year.           So far, I have gone with my family to have their photographs taken among the huge waterfall, … [Read more...]

Yaghi’s New York Pizzeria


Friday nights are  “family fun nights” at our house. We let the kids pick where we order pizza and the movie we watch on Netflix. Lately, we have been taking the pizza to the pool. They usually pick places like Papa John’s, Papa Murphy’s or Pizza Hut. Every now and then my husband and I use our veto power as parents to pick the place when we have grown tired of the aforementioned chain pizza places! Last night was one of those nights. We wanted to try a new place that had recently opened up in an HEB shopping center near our house. They claim to be a “New York Pizzeria” which is pretty rare … [Read more...]

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