March 16, 2009


I think I might have mentioned before, Jeff and I have a few obsessions.
  1. Our 5 girls
  2. Antiquing
  3. BBQ
  4. Tacos
  5. Blues Music

When we travel Jeff makes it is his job to find all the best places to eat. He usually consults our favorite travel companions (Rachel & Giada) for their suggestions. It usually includes BBQ. It most definitely includes whatever the local delicacy might be. His newest thing is from Texas Monthly's issue on tacos, The 63 Tacos You Must Eat Before You Die. No pressure there. Well we checked another one off the list today. Taco Taco. Their tagline is it tastes so good we named it twice. It was pretty darn good too. We have already hit all the ones in DFW. We kinda got hung up on the list for a while because we kept going to the same one (Cafe San Miguel) over and over again.

BumBum and Violet at the River Walk.

Yesterday we went spent the day at WonderWorld. It was fun. Violet enjoyed it. I spent the day looking for Justine & Jaley. Never did find them. They didn't come. But old habits are hard to break. I miss them. We went to dinner at La Hacienda. It was featured recently on Showdown with Bobby Flay. They are famous for their puffy tacos. We got this crazy big family style dinner. It was a giant platter with ribs, chicken breasts, beef fajitas, peppers, onions and stuffed bell peppers and the whole thing was topped with ..... tons of curly fried bacon. Bacon! Oh my goodness, bacon. It was the craziest thing I have ever seen.

We spent today at the Alamo and River Walk. We had lunch at Taco Taco, a tiny hole in the wall that was jam packed with people. They are said to be the best taco in the US by Southern Living Magazine, Bon Appetit, and the FoodNetwork. They have also had a visit from Guy Fieri on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Let me just say that as far as Jeff is concerned this is a shrine.

Tonight we went out to dinner again... at a little place called Rice. It was delicious. Here's a pic of my dinner. Sesame chicken. Violet ate her weight in LoMein noodles. Tomorrow some more family will be arriving and we are having a cookout. Grandma is having tests run all day, so I'm not sure what the plans will be. The weather has been lovely and we are having lots of fun. I hope you are having a great Spring Break too!