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Was able to knock out a few decent meals this weekend in SA

Got there too late Friday Night for anything really but to walk around and drink down town. 

Went to the Pearl area Saturday for lunch. Had a drink at the Sternewirth while waiting on our table at Southerleigh. Southerleigh got us in quick (too quick, I could sit in the Sternewirth and drink all day). Got the Steak and Eggs Insert Something French I'm Guessing For Potatoes. Was very good. 

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We ate at some place on the river walk for "kinda" dinner/giant sangria margarita, just a small meal. Was saving up my calories for El Weinecero, a little "Mexican Inspired Gourmet Hotdogs" stand on Houston street just around the corner from Hotel Gibbs where we were staying. I got the Perro y Gallo. The hotdog is wrapped in bacon and toasted up, then onto the bun and topped with pico and an avocado sauce. Was excellent. Ran about $10. 

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Finally wrapped things up Sunday with lunch at Taco House. I got the puffy taco plate, one beef and one chicken. Picture sucks and does it no justice at all. Obviously, no tomatoes. Just lettuce and guac, then drenched in salsas. Also had a guisada and cheese taco on the side to try along with my wife. Really enjoyed the guisada taco and obviously the puffy tacos. Place was legit, IMO. Did not disappoint. 

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Never eaten or drank anywhere at the Pearl except down on Grayson and hotel Emma. All the restaurants around there just seem douchey and overpriced and not good. But goddamn those steak & eggs look amazing. Will need to make it a point to inspect. 

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10 hours ago, Helobious said:

Never eaten or drank anywhere at the Pearl except down on Grayson and hotel Emma. All the restaurants around there just seem douchey and overpriced and not good. But goddamn those steak & eggs look amazing. Will need to make it a point to inspect. 

Southerleigh has been fantastic the 4 or 5 times Ive been there. I'm not a fan of Boiler House though 

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11 hours ago, SimonBolivar said:

Southerleigh has been fantastic the 4 or 5 times Ive been there. I'm not a fan of Boiler House though 

Was my second time, and we haven't been disappointed. As I alluded to in my post up a few, the only disappointment this last time was the 45min-1hr wait turned into only 10 minutes, which only sucked because I wanted to drink next door longer. 

1st time I had the beef cheek stroganoff. Don't believe that's on the menu right now, but when it is: do it!

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21 hours ago, Helobious said:

Never eaten or drank anywhere at the Pearl except down on Grayson and hotel Emma. All the restaurants around there just seem douchey and overpriced and not good. But goddamn those steak & eggs look amazing. Will need to make it a point to inspect. 

Southerleigh is really fucking good.

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On 1/10/2023 at 10:17 AM, Helobious said:

Never eaten or drank anywhere at the Pearl except down on Grayson and hotel Emma. All the restaurants around there just seem douchey and overpriced and not good. But goddamn those steak & eggs look amazing. Will need to make it a point to inspect. 

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24 minutes ago, Mitch Cumsteen said:

Whoever asked about Rolando's Super Taco upthread.... I have been informed that it is now back open for dine-in and has been for about 3 months. And it was supposedly really good via reliable sources.

That was me. Had edited my reply to that because it appeared via some recent picture reviews that there was inside dining. We didn't make it there this weekend, as simple traditional puffy tacos were the main target on the tex-mex side, and the ones at Rolando's look a bit too large and not of the experience I was after. 

Thanks, though. 

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2 hours ago, Mitch Cumsteen said:

Whoever asked about Rolando's Super Taco upthread.... I have been informed that it is now back open for dine-in and has been for about 3 months. And it was supposedly really good via reliable sources.

The Super Carne Guisada w/Cheese is beyond the beyond imo.

Last few times there I ate it on my tailgate out in the parking lot.  Glad to hear one can eat like a civilized hombre again there.

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1 hour ago, Cajun said:

The Super Carne Guisada w/Cheese is beyond the beyond imo.

Last few times there I ate it on my tailgate out in the parking lot.  Glad to hear one can eat like a civilized hombre again there.

For science, in case anyone's wondering how many to order.  I'll never suggest anyone just get ONE taco, with this single exception...

 

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Legend has it that if someone orders two that the waitresses are trained to call in a social worker.
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1 hour ago, Cajun said:

The Super Carne Guisada w/Cheese is beyond the beyond imo.

Last few times there I ate it on my tailgate out in the parking lot.  Glad to hear one can eat like a civilized hombre again there.

I ate many a Super Taco on my tailgate, watching the Hildebrand traffic go by. Mostly, was hungover and trying to fortify for a golf round. Ah, to be young again. 

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15 hours ago, Cajun said:

For science, in case anyone's wondering how many to order.  I'll never suggest anyone just get ONE taco, with this single exception...

 

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At some point they started offering the smaller tacos which were still bigger than just about every other taco out there. But fuck that. If the phrase go big or go home ever applied, it is at Rolandos.

I usually order the tipico which is a greasy melange of guac, picadillo, beans and cheese. Or if I’m in the breakfast mood, the Rolando. There’s one of them that has enchiladas in it. It’s like an entire enchilada plate inside a giant tortilla. 

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On 1/11/2023 at 10:56 AM, Cajun said:

Heading into Taco House for lunch now.  Stay tuned for pron…

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Ahh I need to go there again!  When I was young, my family owned a camera shop down the road and we would stop there all the time to pick up breakfast on the way when I'd hang out at the shop during the summers as a kid.  But that was over 20years ago, totally forgot this place existed until last weekend when I was watching the San Antonio episode of Taco Chronicles on Netflix and it made me think of Taco House.  Think I'm going to try to go there this weekend. 

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1 hour ago, justinjc7 said:

Ahh I need to go there again!  When I was young, my family owned a camera shop down the road and we would stop there all the time to pick up breakfast on the way when I'd hang out at the shop during the summers as a kid.  But that was over 20years ago, totally forgot this place existed until last weekend when I was watching the San Antonio episode of Taco Chronicles on Netflix and it made me think of Taco House.  Think I'm going to try to go there this weekend. 

 

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Ahh I need to go there again!  When I was young, my family owned a camera shop down the road and we would stop there all the time to pick up breakfast on the way when I'd hang out at the shop during the summers as a kid.  But that was over 20years ago, totally forgot this place existed until last weekend when I was watching the San Antonio episode of Taco Chronicles on Netflix and it made me think of Taco House.  Think I'm going to try to go there this weekend. 
I lived in that shitty neighborhood behind Taco House as a kid and would bike to Taco House two or three times a week. Amazing food. I was in town recently visiting the folks and I could swear they're finally accepting cards after being cash only for ever.
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For a birthday dinner is there any reason to go somewhere other than Brasserie Mon Chou Chou?
We still haven’t done Bohanans, Maverick, Nonna Osteria.

Um, sure, if you don’t feel like eating French food on your bday.

All three of the options you listed has a better wine list than Mon Chou Chou. People go nuts for that pasta cheese wheel dish at Nonna. I’d put the new restaurant in the Pearl, Ladino as a good birthday dinner spot as well. You can’t go wrong with any of the options you listed.
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On 12/16/2022 at 2:45 AM, Cajun said:

Teka’s for dinner last night…

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My wife's grandma opened the Molino in 1937.  Interestingly, she was Italian but her husband was Mexican.  My FIL ran the St. Mary's location until he retired.  Her aunt inherited the San Pedro spot and sold it in 2003 but some of the same employees still cook there and they still use most (all?) of the same recipes.

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For a birthday dinner is there any reason to go somewhere other than Brasserie Mon Chou Chou?
We still haven’t done Bohanans, Maverick, Nonna Osteria.

I have had great meals at Bohanan’s and Nonna. I didn’t think Maverick was worth revisiting.
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2 hours ago, Hozz said:

My wife's grandma opened the Molino in 1937.  Interestingly, she was Italian but her husband was Mexican.  My FIL ran the St. Mary's location until he retired.  Her aunt inherited the San Pedro spot and sold it in 2003 but some of the same employees still cook there and they still use most (all?) of the same recipes.

You’re related to little Chapa?  That makes us practically related too.

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2 hours ago, Hozz said:

My wife's grandma opened the Molino in 1937.  Interestingly, she was Italian but her husband was Mexican.  My FIL ran the St. Mary's location until he retired.  Her aunt inherited the San Pedro spot and sold it in 2003 but some of the same employees still cook there and they still use most (all?) of the same recipes.

Are you married to Jane Marie (I think that was her name, it’s been years). Or is she your wife’s aunt? I can’t do the math but Mr. Chapa fed four generations of my family.

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44 minutes ago, Mitch Cumsteen said:

Are you married to Jane Marie (I think that was her name, it’s been years). Or is she your wife’s aunt? I can’t do the math but Mr. Chapa fed four generations of my family.

She is my wife's aunt.

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