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will miss Mi Casita

chinese lunch

The Grand Buffet on Court Street was busy busy busy the other day during the lunch hour.  Saw dozens of folks we know  – and dozens we don’t know – and dozens who looked so familiar.

I DO like Chinese food.


good eatin’

Bess Bistro

Southern comfort food with a French bistro twist is what they serve up at this Sandra Bullock-owned culinary gem. Here, the fries don’t disappoint. Order them classic French-style with a side of Dijon mustard and a generous bowl of their savory mussels. Ooh la la!

Bess Bistro is located in the basement of the historic Stratford Arms building, which has been lovingly restored over the past four years. The original columns, arches, iron railings, and old timber have been carefully preserved. They are enhanced by etched glass, antique mirrors, custom tiles, and an impressive pewter bar, custom-made in France. Ms. Bullock herself (Sandy, to her staff) is responsible for the design and decor of the space, and it should be a great source of pride. She has created a beautifully appointed restaurant that is cozy and intimate without being kitschy or pretentious. And rather than placing the focus on herself, she wants to make sure that everyone knows Bess Bistro’s success belongs to Executive Chef Brenton Childs and sous chef Chris Howard, both with ample experience in some of Austin’s best fine-dining restaurants.

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Texas Choice Barbeque - Kingsbury Street

You’re gonna love it!

I don’t have any snapshots of my delicious food –
because I gobbled it up as soon as I got it!!
So so delicious!!

Didn’t try any desserts – but there will be a next time!

snap of the day

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Bistro 108

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Bistro 108 in La Grange, Texas has delicious food and excellent service!

Bistro 108 - La Grange, Texas

Bistro 108 - La Grange, Texas

eatin’ out in San Antonio

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Cappy’s Restaurant in San Antonio has good food, good service, and ample parking.

It was a special treat to have lunch there after a morning visit to the McNay Art Museum.

New Orleans Memories

Some of the snapshots from the 1970s and 1980s just aren’t that clear and ‘good.’  Camera technology has come a long way (and maybe the lady behind the camera has learned a thing or two).

The New Orleans memories are good memories.

Jazz at Pat O’Briens (remember one evening when Al Hirt played – ohyes!).

The Sonesta Hotel.

A Streetcar Named Desire.

Beignets at Cafe du Monde

Strolling Jackson Square

Touring some of the old homes in the Garden District

Visiting the beautiful home of Lindy Boggs in the French Quarter

Breakfast at Brennan’s (is that restaurant still in New Orleans?)

The delicious delicious meals at Antoine’s . . . and The Commander’s Palace . . . and anywhere at all in New Orleans

AND MUCH MUCH MORE . . . and NOW – the Saints won the Super Bowl (I’m sure everyone already knows that!).

Would love to be in New Orleans in March for the 24th Annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival!

[Family trivia; Thomas Lanier “Tennessee” Williams and I descend from the same Welsh John Williams – not that anyone cares for such trivia – but it interests me . . .]

Ah – New Orleans Memories – brought to the fore as I sort and organize the tons of scattered photographs I’ve carelessly stored . . .