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Friday, July 20, 2012

Don’t Be Rude

Rudy's Country Store & Bar-B-Q

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2400 North IH-35
Round Rock, Texas 78681
Phone: 512-244-2936

What’s a visit to Texas without digging ones teeth into BBQ?  I had the fortunate honor of being taken to one of the founders of Texas BBQ: Rudy’s, not once but twice!  If you’re a fan of meat read on, this review contains no mention of anything vegetable!

Rudy’s was established in Sacramento, Texas; with their signature oak smoked meats it wasn’t long before there were Rudy’s springing up everywhere.  Of the two restaurants I visited (Round Rock and George Town) they had the same ‘homely’ look and feel, ordering is a relatively simple affair, upon entry get yourself in the queue select your meats: brisket, ribs, links (sausages), chicken and your sides, bread is free flow.

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Pork Spare Ribs, Links, Bread and Coleslaw – two huge pork spare ribs, with tubular pork by-products equals heaven, forget about the coleslaw (which I was duly informed tasted deliciously thick and creamy with a little bite) and the bread I was entirely focused on the meat.  All lathered in some of Rudy’s in house BBQ and the equation was complete!

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Beef Brisket – I have to say it’s not my most favorite part of meat but if you look carefully you can discern the smoke rings that gives the cut its awesome flavor!

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St. Louis Styled Pork Ribs – Heaven, that is all I can say, a subset of the ‘spare rib’ these tasty little morsels are fingerfuls of yum again dipped in Rudy’s BBQ sauce

Condiment Heaven – so yes, this is the sauce I have been raving about.  Take a look at the list of ingredients and you can see why it tastes soooo good!

So if you’re in Texas and are looking for all things BBQ-ed head on over to a Rudy’s near you!  The folks there are mighty friendly and they’ll make sure you’re properly fed!

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Saturday, July 7, 2012

High on Tea?

Crossroads Cafe @ The Marriott Hotel

A trip out to town resulted in us stopping by the Marriott hotels crossroads cafe for a spot of high tea. Originally we were supposed to head out for some chicken rice sampling with the Unofficial Singapore FoodSpotting group but due to my inability to move around much we settled for the buffet high tea.

For SGD38++ one is able to sample a variety of dishes from their buffet spread, but sadly on the whole their selection of food was 'passable' at best: the prawns were over cooked and tasteless and the oysters were very much a hit and miss affair, 3 of the oysters I tried from the plate of 7 tasted dubious at best.

If you want to come to a place to people watch and fill up on non-surprising buffet then this is the place to be, I personally don't think I'll see myself actively wanting to come back any time soon.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Meals on Wheels?

Houston, Texas

Melange Creperie

(713) 555-1212
1001 Studewood Map.f5e7842
Houston, TX 77008
I love crepes! The thought of a the thinner version of a pancake stuffed with sweet or savory ingredients sends my mind a flutter.  When we happened to change upon this mobile stall I was very pleasantly surprised!


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