So Sunday started out like any other morning. We decided we wanted to review breakfast at Ikea for you guys because we are actually big fans of their breakfast. It’s not gourmet food but for less than $5/person, it’s a decent serving. Plus, you can shop when you’re done! Anyway, we headed into Ikea and had been standing in line for maybe 5-10 minutes. I barely grabbed my tray before something funny happened. There was an employee in front of me who turned around, looking past us a bit and then got out of line and began leaving. It looked like groups of people and other employees were leaving as well. We didn’t hear anything on the PA system aside from some faint noises. I tapped the employee that was in front of us and asked her what was going on. Her reply was, “Something’s happening and everyone needs to leave.” While some people started rushing out fairly quickly, others were just taking their time leaving. No doubt, it was probably because NO ONE knew what the hell was going on. We were just following the masses. It didn’t help that Ikea designed their stores to KEEP PEOPLE INSIDE. We had to use the elevator to get down because the escalator wasn’t e-stopped so it was still moving up. *sigh* Once we got outside, customers were just waiting by the front door to get back in while employees were halfway down the parking lot waiting under the awning. We were so frustrated with the lack of information (and hunger) that we left to eat someplace else. Only later did we find out that it was a bomb threat! Serious?! That’s how you evacuate people when there’s a bomb threat?? *smh* Worst evacuation ever!!
Anyway, so we left and decided to give The Egg & I a try. We’ve been to The Egg & I twice. The first time was crap. The waiter took forever to take our order and then forgot to put it in. An hour later several tables had gone and a new table had even sat down, ordered and gotten their food before he realized we still hadn’t gotten ours yet. It wasn’t looking good. The second time we ate there was during a break in our long bike ride. We biked 15 miles and then literally parked our bikes in front of the restaurant and walked inside with all our gear on. It was so funny but the food was much better and arrived much quicker this time. Maybe it was because we were at a different location? Well, this time, we figured we’d give the first location on I-1o a second try.
Chad ordered the Green Chili Chicken Hash and I got the Huevos Rancheros with Chorizo Sausage. It may not look like much in the photos but it was a lot of food. I barely finished half my skillet before throwing in the towel. It wasn’t anything special. It was tasty and I was definitely glad I opted for the chorizo at 50 cents more. Chad was almost licking his skillet clean. He LOVED his dish. I didn’t want to try it after he busted his egg yolk and let it run everywhere. EWWWWWWWWWW. After this experience, I can definitely say this location redeemed itself. The food arrived fast and it was good for the price.
Now, I think in the past I’ve said that we eat out almost every meal. Sunday was one of those instances. We decided to go look at a house we saw on HAR (listing of homes for sale) so we picked up Lee and Tina to spend the day together. After visiting two houses, we were all hungry for some snow cones and the only snow cone place Chad and I eat at is Red Wagon. After 4 phone calls, I resorted to accepting that it was closed but we all decided to make the drive anyway just in case. It’s possible that they were JUST THAT BUSY. Well, after the 20 minute drive out of town, we saw that they were truly closed. We each busted out with our trusty Yelp app to try and find another one and lucky for us, Texas Blizzard was closing in 30 minutes and they were somewhere in the Heights at Buchanans! “We can make it!” We hastily drove to the Heights area of downtown and were in the right area according to googlemaps, but Texas Blizzard was no where to be found. “Awe man, maybe they left…” After all, it was a mobile snowcone truck. So as we’re driving up the street trying to find the snowcone truck, we’re all arguing about where it’s at:
Kim: Hey guys, there’s buchanans. we must be close.
Tina: I think we passed it.
Lee: Naw, I’m going to keep going. Maybe it’s up here.
Kim: No, maybe we should turn around. The numbers are going up.
Lee: What do you mean? We’re in the 1400s.
Kim: No, I mean, maybe the street numbers changed when you crossed Studemont. Buchanans was back there.
Lee: So, I should turn around then? Are we going to call Buchanans?
Tina: I’m looking right now. It says it’s back there.
Kim: Yeah, we passed Buchanans back there.
Lee: So, we’re not going to call them and find out where they’re at?
Tina: I’m telling you, it’s back there.
Chad: This sucks. Googlemaps says it’s right here.
Lee: Ok, no one’s calling them then?
Kim: Look you guys. There’s buchanans right there.
Chad: Lee, just turn into the parking lot here (pointing to buchanans) and we’ll ask this guy where it’s at.
Lee: So we’re not going to call them?!
Tina: OMG, do you want me to call them?!
Lee: Yes, please call them!
(We drive into the parking lot at buchanans)
Lee: Excuse me, we’re looking for a snowcone place?
Attendant: Yeah, it’s inside here.
It was the most hilarious conversation I could be a part of. Why don’t men just freaking say what’s on their mind instead of asking roundabout questions???
Anyway, we FINALLY got our snowcones and guess what? They were the BEST snowcones ever!!! For those of you who are snowcone afficionados, you know the deal. Snowcones have to taste like soft powdery clouds. Most places that sell snowcones don’t really cell snowcones. They sell flavored crushed ice so you’re constantly chomping down on pieces of ice, not powdery clouds. That’s why we love Red Wagon so much and will make the drive out there to get snow cones. Their snowcones are so good. Well, after this adventure, we have found a much closer snowcone place. These snowcones kicked ass!! I got their card so that we could follow them on twitter. Hopefully, we can have them park outside the club when we host our birthday party in August. Nothing like a nice snowcone with a shot of vodka on a warm night at the club!
Another cool thing about finding this snowcone truck at buchanans was that it was next to Good Dog Hot Dog.
We didn’t know this but their Ol’ Zapata Dog was ranked one of the best in the nation and their food truck was rated Most Life Changing Experience by Esquire magazine. We were intrigued… Tina wasn’t a big hot dog fan because she hates processed meat in hot dogs but after hearing this and that they source all their hot dogs from local gourmet shops, she had to give it a shot. What do you guys think?
Chad ordered the Ol’Zapata Dog. I got the Chillin’ Dog. Lee got the guacadog and Tina got The New Yorker. I had to take a side photo of one of them so that you could see the “bun.” It was more like texas toast!
I honestly think it was a thick slice of texas toast cut down the middle for the hot dog. I don’t know how else to describe it. The overall verdict? Thank god that truck was there next to the snowcone truck!! hahah.