Searching for my lost shaker of salt

August 28, 2009 at 10:14 AM 9 comments

San Antonio was next on our itinerary. San Antonio meant family, friends, hot weather and lots and lots of Tex-Mex. Oh my goodness, the weather was so hot. I knew they were having a really hot, dry summer, but I wasn’t prepared to face the hot triple-digit temperatures that I had missed for 15 months. Yuck! Mid to upper 80s are much better summer weather. Thank you, Germany.

As for the food, I never thought it was possible to eat too much Tex-Mex until this trip. John and I discovered this is entirely possible. We are still eating bland food, and we’ve been back for a week! It was completely worth it, though. I wish I had written down all the places we ate, but I didn’t, so hopefully my list from memory will suffice (this list includes Austin places too):

  • Alamo Cafe (3 times, one was just for drinks and chips & salsa, though)
  • Paloma Blanca
  • Las Palapas
  • some Tex-Mex place out 1604 east of 281…I can’t recall the name
  • Casa Rio
  • Iron Cactus
  • Chuy’s
  • Trudy’s
  • Curra’s
  • Rudy’s
  • Longhorn Cafe (I think that’s the name, it’s a burger place)
  • Kerbey Lane

I think that’s it. And FYI, all of those are Tex-Mex places except the last 3. Wow! Now, of course, I’m incredibly hungry. Surprisingly, however, I still don’t think I want any Tex-Mex, but chips and salsa wouldn’t be too bad about now.

From my list, it looks like all we did was eat, and that’s pretty much true. We ate and ate and visited with family and friends. We also had a long day of shopping and were able to fill out John’s wardrobe a bit, and I was able to finally find some khaki pants I like (thank you, Banana Republic).

Also while in San Antonio, we got the news that Catherine, John’s older sister, had her baby. That made us extra excited to have the ability to fly up there on the 18th to visit and help out the new parents. 🙂

There are a few other things to share about San Antonio, but I can’t just yet. I’m sure the suspense is killing you…



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9 Comments Add your own

  • 1. purejoy  |  August 28, 2009 at 12:47 PM

    i love chuys!! now it makes me want to go back to texas. great place. so glad you had your fill of texmex. i know it makes coming back to german food hard. . . you’ll be back before you know it!

    • 2. osarah  |  September 1, 2009 at 3:58 PM

      Yeah, German food isn’t so good, but we’re learning to seek out the French and Italian restaurants, which are normally delicious. I’m satisfied now 🙂

  • 3. Lauren From Texas  |  August 28, 2009 at 1:26 PM

    YUM! Tex Mex is the best! Manna from heaven 🙂

    • 4. osarah  |  September 1, 2009 at 3:59 PM

      Haha, indeed!

  • 5. Vesper  |  August 28, 2009 at 1:37 PM

    Yummmm, Tex-Mex…..I miss so many restaurants over there!

    • 6. osarah  |  September 1, 2009 at 3:59 PM

      Yes, and we need to do that mexican food night at our place soon!!

  • 7. Kelly  |  August 28, 2009 at 2:24 PM

    Y’all are so cute! (I’m from TX too… I think the y’all gave that away)… Tex-Mex is wonderful!

  • 8. Veronica  |  August 30, 2009 at 11:38 PM

    other things about san antonio?? what is it? are y’all moving sooner than you think?

    reading all your tex mex places you went to made me a little sick…haha i’m a tad tired of tex mex right because i think that’s all we’ve eaten the past 10 or so times we’ve gone out to eat (including paloma blanca in SA…love that place!)

    • 9. osarah  |  September 1, 2009 at 4:01 PM

      No, we’re not moving back any sooner…I promise I’ll post about it soon. I have to wait a few more days to be sure, though.

      And yeah, it’s been 2.5 weeks since we’ve eaten at a mexican food place, and I’m still not up for it. We have chicken tortilla soup on the menu at the end of next week. That will be our first “mexican food” dinner since Texas.

      And I’m glad you’ve been able to eat at Paloma Blanca. It really is yummy!!


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