Can you believe it is almost time to rodeo San Antonio? The Cowboy Breakfast is a week away and will start next Friday at 4:30AM (yeah, that early for all you new residents) at the Cowboys Dancehall by I-35/410. With Cowboy Breakfast, we are leaving the dark and dreary days of early winter and fast approaching the “festival season” of Rodeo, Luminaria and Fiesta. I, for one, cannot wait. On to the Quick Bites!
- Were you downtown last night and wondering why we were having a Christmas parade in the middle of January? Turns out that Top Chef is not the only show in town as Extreme Makeover Home Edition was filming their season finale for 2012. Already filming for 2012?!? Man, and folks think department stores begin setting up Christmas early in October…
- Food Network’s Restaurant Impossible was another TV show that stopped by the Alamo City to spend $10,000 to help renovate Mama Lee’s, the soul food restaurant on the Windcrest side of town. As I said before, I love their meatloaf and I don’t even like meatloaf; I’m excited to see what the new atmosphere feels like inside the restaurant.
- I made the quick trip up I-10 to Leon Springs for some BBQ at the original Rudy’s location. While the sausage and smoked turkey hit the mark, the baby back ribs were a little on the dry side (but that did not stop me from taking them down!). I love the atmosphere of the restaurant with the smokehouse attached to the general store; the original location is quite different from many of the franchises throughout Texas. Note: a trip to Rudy’s is not complete without a side of their famous cream corn.
- Thai Chalurn offers a full plate of Pad Thai along with a side soup and egg roll at lunch for $6.50. They pile on the food so take a healthy appetite. I enjoyed the plate, but if you like spicy, be sure to go on the top end of their 1-5 spice scale. I got a 4 and it was lacking the heat that I wanted.