With the Fourth of July on Wednesday, it seemed like there were two “mini weeks.” If you are like me, you probably itching to get to the weekend as soon as possible. If you are smarter than me, you went ahead and took Thursday and Friday off! At any rate, it is time for the quick bites.
- If you are looking for pancakes but don’t necessarily want to wait at Magnolia pancake house, stop by the Olmos Bharmacy for breakfast. You may recall that this used to be the location of Patty Lou’s, but she is no longer at this location (no word where she has moved this time – if you know, please let me know in the comments). The cooking staff must have learned something from her because the pancakes are ginormous and really moist. There is a good sweetness to them that San Antonio Jane appreciated (even though my wife’s number one pancake spot remains Magnolia). I liked the fact that they used the large, fresh blueberries in my stack.
- Chuy’s is starting to win me over. While I have always been a fan of their crispy chips and jalapeño ranch dip, I hadn’t found something that wowed me. That was changed when I got ahold of their chile relleno covered in chile con carne. The relleno was fried and kept its crispy crunch (in spite of the sauce) and was stuffed with plenty of cheese.
- Good Time Charlie’s proved to be just that. I recently moved and had to pay up a debt for a friend helping out with some larger pieces of furniture. The patty melt was good, however, the onion rings were amazing and, coupled with a cheap pitcher of beer, are reason enough to stop on by.
- Looking for a new spot to dine in Olmos Park? Check out the review of A Tempo on Savor SA. The restaurant looks to get back to the basics by sourcing ingredients in a 200 mile radius. I’m looking to a Sunday brunch in mid July, and since they don’t have a liquor license just yet, I’ll probably be the guy in the corner with a bottle of Champagne and huge orange juice glass.