Cowboys and Tex Mex

Its been a while! I’m currently stranded at the San Antonio airport. Hurricane Patricia decided to drop in and say hello during my work trip. I flew in to Dallas on Wednesday to meet with some of our partners and do a wrap up meeting. And then would catch a flight to San Antonio on Thursday.

If you haven’t been to either cities, I encourage you take a trip and experience a culture you won’t find anywhere else!

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Dallas- we stayed at the Gaylord Texan. Beautiful, ginormous hotel! It has this enclosed glass dome and inside is a flowing river and toy train. Very western with a modern spin
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We had dinner at Bob’s Steakhouse in Grapevine. Grapevine is one of the oldest cities in the state. The town is super small and the architecture is untouched. I think the population is like 10,000. Dinner was amazing.  I don’t have pictures because, I thought people would look at me funny. Plus I wasn’t paying for dinner and needed to be respectful. We started with this seafood platter with fried calamari and different kinds of shrimp. I then had a Caesar salad. I think they loaded on too much of the dressing. Next was the New York strip steak. So fucking good! Cooked to perfection! A great recommendation while in Texas.

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We had breakfast at the Riverwalk Cantina and I had a delicious Cantina omelet with Ham, pico de gallo, avocado and Monterey jack cheese. We skipped over to the airport and headed to San Antonio. We all stayed at separate hotels. But I recommend the Grand Hyatt. It just looks and feels like a Hyatt should. Super clean, understated and quality service.

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We had tons and tons of food! But dinner topped it all off. We went to South town, which is kind off of the beat and path, in this little neighborhood. Tons of families were walking around with their kids. Feast is more of a tapas place, and with 5 of us being there. The server recommended that we order to dishes per person. So we ordered HALF the menu!

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Everything is delicious! But here’s what we ordered: shrimp curry, corn fritters, calamari, watermelon salad, skirt steak tostadas, lettuce wraps, lamb kabobs, Mac and cheese, and seasonal squash.

The Marriott was very kind and threw my boss a birthday party with a private bar, chocolate cake with his picture on it, and some light desserts. I thought I was a Hilton girl, but I’m pretty sure Marriott has won my heart.

imageimageToday we had breakfast at the hotel restaurant where they served us steak and eggs. They also have a breakfast buffet, which is nice if you’re traveling with kids. It gives them a nice variety. We toured the hotels and looked at their meeting space. I forgot to mention, our group is looking at San Antonio to host our annual meeting in 2019.

imageWe traveled to the new Pearl District, which is home to the Culinary Institute of America. I can’t remember the name of the place we ate at, but they have pretzel bites, deviled eggs with bacon jam as a starter. I devoured those eggs! I finished with a ahi tuna Niçoise salad. Not the best, but I needed some greens!

Take a visit to the southwest. See the Alamo! Stop by the stockyards in Fort Wort, and go to Arlington where JFK was shot. Texas is so historic and a wonderful place to visit! Until next time…

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