Agora

Our next place we went to for Michelle’s birthday was:

Agora
1712 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 526-7212

I ordered the White Mocha Frappacino | $4.50. It was very yummy. A lot of times when I order this at other coffee places it comes out very bitter, but this, this is different.

I would come back here again but there were cockroaches everywhere. Also we got kicked out because the owners said that they needed the table for other customers. What a wonderful way to do business. NEVER COMING BACK AGAIN because this kind of service, terrible!

That night we went to various bars that included Poison Girl – not enough seats, La Carafe – very dark and creepy since it does advertise themselves as a haunted bar, mostly wine, Bronx Bar – came here for shots, too crowded, and Pearl Bar – a lot of Mexican people, don’t have anything against them but they seem to be very, very drunk and wild, this one lady had her shoes off and was dancing on glass …. okay lady.

Brasil

I came down to Houston on April 2nd to celebrate one of my best friend’s birthday, Michelle.

We went to our first destination:

Brasil
2604 Dunlavy Street
Houston, TX
(713) 528-1993

Mmm! I ordered the Fried Catfish Tacos [with arugula, orange, avocado, jicama salad] | $10.47. Wasn’t a big fan of jicama …. could do without it. Also it had some weird flavors in there. Though the catfish was cooked to perfection, everything else kind of ruined it for me.

The service was pretty terrible too. I waited for almost an hour for my food.

Though it’s a cute little place, I don’t think I’ll ever come back here again.

Smashburger

My friend Trisha and I wanted a burger before a meeting on the 29th of March and ended up at:

Smashburger
11309 Bandera Rd #30901
San Antonio, TX
(210) 680-0987
www.smashburger.com

This is my whole meal. Looks pretty scrumptious. Let’s break it down.

First off we have the Mushroom Swiss [garlic sauteed mushrooms, Swiss cheese, and mayo on an egg bun] | $5.99. Depending on the size of the burger it costs more. I think I got the 1/3 lb burger. If it was a 1/2 lb, $6.99. I was surprised there were so many mushrooms! Usually when you go out for a burger and get the mushrooms with it, they give you a few slices. This one had mushrooms in every bite. Yummy! And the burger was very juicy.

If you wanted any thing added on to your burger it cost extra. I really wanted a fried egg but for $.99 … no thanks.

If you wanted fries, you had to order them separately. What kind of place is this?! Money suckers! Smashfries [tender and crispy fries tossed with rosemary, olive oil, and garlic] | $2.99. Not a fan of this at all. Wasted my money. It had a weird taste. Guess you have to have that palette to enjoy it. If you ordered a sandwich instead of a burger, the fries would be $1.99. Still don’t think it’s worth it.

Here we have the Fried Pickles [fried dill pickles served with buttermilk ranch dressing] | $2.99. So delicious. I would definitely come back for this! It had some kind of breading that gave it a unique flavor. Yummm!

Overall it’s a good place to eat. Just too pricey. I don’t think I’ll come back anytime soon for anything here.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

On the 26th of March there was a get together so I made a Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie.

This is the before picture. Pretty nifty eh?

Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

Ingredients:

  • 1 unbaked pie crust, homemade or store bought
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter softened (1 1/2 sticks)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup pecans or walnuts (optional)

Preparation:

  1. Beat eggs in a large mixer until foamy. Add in flour and sugars. Beat until well blended.
  2. Beat in softened butter. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts. (I didn’t put in nuts since I had friends that were allergic.) Stir.
  3. Pour into pie crust (thawed). Bake at 325°F for about 50-55 minutes. Let cool before eating.

Mine came out a little undone in the middle but others didn’t mind. They said that it’s a pie and pies are usually that way. Next time it’ll be more like a cookie and less like a pie texture.

Thai Taste

Jenny and I had just gotten back from Dallas and Houston on March 21st and wanted some Thai food. At first we went to this place but it was so run down and we couldn’t even find the place. We entered another thai place in our GPS and ended up at:

Thai Taste
5520 Evers Road
San Antonio, TX 78238
(210) 520-6800

I started off with the Fried Tofu [deep fried tofu served with sweet and sour sauce topped with ground peanuts] | $4.95. It was okay. Not as great and I thought it’d be. The tofu was plainly breaded.

My main entree was the Pad Thai [our world famous rice noodles stir fried with egg, tofu, green onions and ground peanuts. Choice of: Tofu, Chicken, Shrimp] | $6.95, $7.95, $8.95. The prices are respective of the meat. This has to be one of the best pad thai I’ve ever had in San Antonio.

Jenny and I agreed to come back here again soon.