Francesca’s But Not at Sunset

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We’ve been wanting to go to Francesca’s and it seems like a special occasion kinda place, so we headed there on our sixth month anniversary.  J tried to make reservations early so we could see the sunset.. but Francesca’s doesn’t open til 6 pm (well after sunset in December), so we settled for Francesca’s in the dark.  It was actually quite pretty because the trees outside the window were all done up with lights for the holiday.  We scored Francesca’s an 8.0 overall.

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Old School Dining at Gwendolyn

It’s hard to find a true farm-to-table restaurant in any city — and to find one in a city with such a taste for national chains is especially impressive.  Gwendolyn was an amazing experience start to finish — and it even beat my Houston farm-to-table fave, Haven.  The restaurant strives to go back to the time when food was honest.  They did it .. and it’s delicious. Continue reading

Loving the “Luxury Chain,” Wildfish


I may have mentioned, I am not a fan of chain restaurants.  But, everyone has been raving about Wildfish and I have been craving seafood (preferably something like my Houston fave Pesce).  We also thought we need to give it a try before Darden Restaurants — Olive Garden and Red Lobster’s parent company, and now Wildfish’s new owner — ruins it by “Red Lobster-ing” it.

Upon walking in, we found the decor to be very upscale and trendy – very nice!  The restaurant had a nice buzz about it – lots of people drinking, talking, laughing and having a good time.  Continue reading


We love steak.  I wish I could be vegetarian, I really do.  But, I love steak too much.  In Houston, we would frequent Del Frisco’s…  the steak was perfectly done every time, and had a nice light bit of butter on it (not like Ruth’s Chris where your steak is floating in butter… I love butter, but it can be a bit much)

Any way, we have tried a couple steak places here… Ruth’s Chris (yum, but lots of butter) and Ounce (eh, it’s ok).  Overall we were less than impressed.  One of my co-workers recommended Myron’s.  There is a location in New Braunfels, and the owner, Bill Been, just opened another location at the corner of NW Military and Wurzbach. Continue reading