Thursday – Double Cheeseburger at Pete’s Fine Meats – great burger, juiciest I’ve had in a long time; fresh and hot off the grill. I’m sure they grind their own meats; hand-formed patty.
Friday – chopped bbq beef sandwich at Burns BBQ. Very tasty. I’ve been hearing about this place for about a year and finally found it (I’m terrible at reading maps). Very mild sauce, similar to Otto’s. Verrrrrrrry messy. They actually give you a plastic spoon along with the sandwich. Wanted to sample the ribs but couldn’t make out the terminology on their menu to get the smallest order. Didn’t need them anyway – I was full. Still, when it comes to bbq sandwiches, I think I prefer pulled pork to chopped beef.
Saturday – meant to go to Otilia’s for chilis en nogados, but opted for the long drive (40mi or so round trip) to Burns for some ribs. Got delayed by a major traffic accident and bad weather and took the easy way out – another Double Cheeseburger at Pete’s.
Sunday – Cleburne cafeteria – blackened catfish, broccoli, greens, custard pie. Superior cafeteria food.
Monday – chicken fried steak fingers at Smithhart’s Downtown Grill, Lake Jackson. My fav way to eat cfs these days. Real roundsteak, not the stringy, tenderized cutlet most places use for cfs, pounded thin, cut in 1" wide strips about 8" long, battered and fried and served with real cream gravy and a pile of fries. This place has very limited hours so I don’t get to eat there very often. Wish I could find a place in Houston that serves cfs fingers this good.
For the second day in a row I had a real homemade BLT
toasted bread – multi grain
lots of mayo, a little salt n’peppa,
thick slice of local tomato,
slice of sharp cheese,
lots of bacon,
served with bread & butter pickles[:p][:D]
I just wish you could somehow wrap these up & keep them for a gray winter day, sigh[:(]
From Trocadero in Milwaukee:
-Provence omelet (asparagus, tomatoes, mushroom with some gooey cheese inside, topped with chive aioli
-country wheat toast
Then a snack of some good aged goat cheese with an ash layer & some blueberries.
Monday—–In and Out Double Double Burger, Animal Style, fries and a Diet Pepsi.
Tuesday—-Vietnamese Barbecue Pork Bahn Mi Sandwich with Vietnamese Spring Rolls and Vietnamese Iced Coffee from the My Lai Deli.
Wednesday/Thursday—-Homemade pulled pork with Carolina Piedmont -style Vinegar sauce on a hamburger bun with cole slaw on it (well, 3 of them each day…….)and a Pepsi Lemon Twist.
Friday—-Garlic Shrimp and Pineapple Spicy Chicken with Chow Mein Noodle and a Coke.
Have a happy weekend everyone!
A slice of soggy Costco pizza and a coke.
A steak and ale pie from OzPies, along with a little Greek chicken salad with tons of Kalamata olives, chunks of feta, carrot, yellow pear tomatoes in a lemon vinaigrette. And an orange Club soda. I think it’s from Ireland, and I love it.
Went to Colinas, had a half order of chicken fettucine, salad, and divine breadsticks.
I had a very tasty tuna melt (see thread under sandwiches) at Eisenberg’s Sandwich across from the Flatiron Building on 5th Avenue between 22nd and 23rd streets in NYC.
Had leftovers for lunch today, 2 crab cakes, some potato salad and a large green salad.[:p][:D]
hermitt – I haven’t had the burger at the Triple A, I can not get past the daily specials of meat and three’s the times I have been there! The eggplant casserole is delicious. One of my co-workers always wants the fried chicken livers and we will call about 20 minutes ahead so they will be ready. I will make it a point to try the burger next time.
I don’t know who runs the someburger now, but it seems there is always a line there of all kinds of people. I did not know it was once part of a small chain.
I had the Marquette Special at Real Chili (Milwaukee). See my post under Roadhouse Sayings.
I never eat lunch when I’m working. It makes me sleepy.
Great burgers, Lonestar. I haven’t been in about 2 months. It was a chain at one time – 50s, 60s; entirely local so maybe ‘chain’ is the wrong term. There were three locations still in existence in the mid-80s when I first discovered them.
They’ve fixed up that location on 11th – paved the parking lot for the first time, built some new picnic tables and painted them. (Still no drive-thru, no playground for kids, not even indoor seating). I wonder if they’ve got a new owner? I had heard a story that was the sole income for a widow and it would probably die when she did, but I’ve always thought somebody should take that over and build it back into a local chain. Among the best fast food burgers I’ve ever had I think in part because that stand is so tiny they can’t keep supplies on hand for more than a couple of days, so everything is fresh!
BTW, have you ever had the burger at Triple A? I’ve heard it’s one of the best in the city.
A bologna on dark rye sandwich and a bowl of fresh blueberries in cream.
Had a "Rachel", a Reuben made with smoked turkey instead of corned beef, with iced tea and a little salad with red onion, grape tomatoes and blue cheese dressing at Hooligan’s, a bar/restauarnt. And a coconut paleta from the popsicle lady who goes down my street walking her cart with the bell on it.
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