Luvin’ that Magazine

“True, Texas” is the cover story for this month’s issue of Texas Highways Magazine (September, 2011). For years, we have pointed our hearts toward the destinations the writers in this magazine tell of. They’ve been our inspiration for travel and dining and just plain Texas pride for many years. With regard to the cover story they write, “We searched the state to select this year’s slate of true Texas icons. All the elements in our mythical town resonate with Texans everywhere.”

I especially enjoyed the story about the “Bakery Cafe” in Aransas Pass (no website or Facebook page at this time). The timing of this article is perfect. Summer is almost over — at least in relation to school starting. Touristy Texas will calm down a little and we’ll hit the road. One of our stops will now be the Bakery Cafe because the description of their diverse and delicious menu. In the meantime, we’ll try our best to avoid thinking of the hand-breaded chicken fried steaks or hand-patted burgers. If imaginations of their steaks, seafood or Mexican food start forming in our minds, we’ll just shut out the torture pack up the car, and do some first-hand sampling ourselves.

Why not check them out?

The Bakery Cafe in Aransas Pass

434 South Commercial Street
Aransas Pass, TX 78336-1808


Honoring A Bit of San Antonio Dining History

Featuring locally owned restaurants is our specialty. We love focusing on the epicurean entrepreneurs — the owners and their families — who dig deeply into their daily existence to serve fresh food every day their way.

A slice of  San Antonio entrepreneurial history can be found at Earl Abel’s Restaurant on the Austin Highway.   We recently came across this video the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce produced because Earl Abel’s Restaurant has been a participating member since 1933! We could tell you wonderful things about the faithful staff and great food at Earl Abel’s, but the video says it all. Simply click on the picture below and enjoy!

Congratulations to Roger Arias and the great staff at Earl Abel’s!


Texas’ Best Breakfast

Huevos a la Mexicana
Huevos a la Mexicana

In June, 2010, Southtown’s TACO HAVEN on S. Presa St., received the “Texas Best Breakfast Award” with the Food Network Magazine. Their “Reggie’s Weekend Special” brought the honors to this well known family restaurant.

We can testify ourselves, that EVERY breakfast there is wonderful, but the “Reggie’s Weekend Special” is phenomenal. Now hear this: It includes two Huevos Rancheros, two cheese quesadillas, refried beans, and potatoes rancheros. Fresh tortillas are served with a side of barbacoa (all cheek meat), too! All of this is only $7.50. No doubt you’ll want to come hungry!

Owned and operated by the Jerry Torres Family, Torres Taco Haven prides itself on continuing its rich history of providing wonderfully tasty and authentic food with great service all in a tradition filled ambiance.

Decades of tradition, authentic ingredients and a great variety in their menu are what makes their dishes popular with everyone — not only in San Antonio, but with travelers, stopping in for this sought-after experience.