Goin’ to Godai

yum sushi!

We have been craving sushi like crazy all week.  J wanted to go to Sushi Zushi, but I insisted that we expand our palate and try something new.  So many people have told us that Godai kicks Sushi Zushi’s butt, so we decided to head there for an early dinner (we got off of work early due to the holiday.. yippee!!)

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Week of Chains: Pei Wei and Yard House

chain week

This week was especially chaotic and J was working non-stop.  We didn’t have time to think about what and where to eat, so we went the chain route this week.  If you’ve read the San Antonio Palate before, you know I am not a chain fan… but sometimes, it’s just so easy, you can’t resist. This week, I had Pei Wei take out when J was working late, and one night we went for drinks and burgers at the Yard House. Continue reading

A Lovely Lunch at Luce

On a slow day at work, a colleague suggested that we go out to lunch.  After some discussion, we decided on Luce.  I was excited since I had heard about Luce from some friends and I love Italian food!  And shout out to WordPress, Luce hosts their site blog-style! When we walked in, we were greeted by owner and chef Joe Buonincontri.  The first thing you’ll notice is the cozy and friendly, but stylish interior (and they’ve done some great Christmas decorating too!) Continue reading

La Tee Da Thai Dee!

yum

After our so-so experience at Tong’s Thai, I asked some of J’s coworkers about their favorite Thai food in San Antonio.  The answer was a resounding, “Go to Thai Dee!”  And, I was craving rice noodles again… so off we went to Thai Dee. The restaurant is in a tiny, old strip mall next to a convenience store.  Little did we know that Thai Dee is a hidden little gem!

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Country Lunch at the Peach Cafe in Boerne

country charm

We like to explore on the weekends and J’s mom has been telling us to go up to Boerne.  So last Saturday, we took a drive out there to go to The Peach Cafe.  Settled in an old house on Main Street, walking in to the cafe feels like visiting in to your Grandma’s house.  We were welcomed right away and seated in a cozy side room.  The server gave us paper menus with instructions to circle what we’d like.  She left and promptly returned with these delicious, fresh-from-the-oven cheese muffins. Continue reading

Lunch in the BBQ Capital of Texas

woohoo!

Everyone has been telling us to go to Lockhart and try some BBQ, since it is the BBQ Capital of the Lone Star State.  We were out at the Natural Bridge Caverns right outside of San Antonio (with a stop next door at the Wildlife Safari) and decided to go the extra hour to have some delicious BBQ.

After some quick review reading on our way, we decided on Black’s BBQ.  Black’s is one of the oldest BBQ restaurants in Texas, continuously owned and operated by the same family.  And, we were intrigued by the fact that during President Lyndon Johnson’s term in the 1960’s, the President asked Black’s BBQ to provide barbecue sausage to be served on the grounds of the U.S. Capital in front of the Smithsonian Institute. Continue reading

Questionable Name. Fantastic Ice Cream.

Neigh.

We have passed our neighborhood ice cream shop, Brindles, many times.  But… that name, it just doesn’t say “ice cream” to me.  Why?  Because “brindle” is defined as “a brownish or tawny color of animal fur, with streaks of other color.”  Reminds me of this brindle horse… Hmmm…

Well, last Sunday, J wanted to check out Half-Price Books and it’s right next to the Brindles, so we thought we’d give it a try. Continue reading