Bubba’s 33 in Midland and Odessa

Bubba’s 33 in Midland and Odessa has a ton of TV pretty much everywhere showing any ongoing sporting event worth watching.

I am torn. In a perfect world, I resent having to choose between good food and good service when I go to a restaurant. When compelled to choose, I prefer the good food. The biggest part of why I go to a restaurant is to eat something delicious that I cannot easily prepare at home. That said, I also eat out because I can do things I can’t at home– for example, I can sit on my bum, wait for people to bring me stuff, and then have them clean it up and take it away. Good service matters less than good food, but it matters too. Happily, most restaurants don’t make me choose between the two. Sadly, Bubba’s 33 in both Midland and Odessa does. I eat there because the food is consistently good, the prices are reasonable, and I love the atmosphere of having lots of televisions on to watch lots of games of sportsball. I keep waiting a couple of months between visits because every time I go, something weird happens service wise which makes me want to not go back for a while. Continue reading “Bubba’s 33 in Midland and Odessa”

La Burreria in Odessa

If you have a taste for delicious burritos as breakfast or lunch, La Burreria may be your place. Located in East Odessa on Billy Hext just off 191, the menu is pretty simple: The have burritos, some of which can also be served as a somewhat smaller tacos. In addition to that, they have drinks and…. a place to sit. Here’s the thing, though: Mexican food restaurants pretty much follow the same rule as good barbecue. If they have spend too much money making it look good with a lot of fancy extras, then you are eating in the wrong place. Continue reading “La Burreria in Odessa”

Verizon coverage on a Western Caribbean cruise

Looking forward on the Lberty of the Seas.

I wrote earlier that I was frustrated by the fine print in Verizon contracts concerning how much data you get. Happily, shortly after that Verizon went to their unlimited plans and we quickly switched. In June we took a cruise with Royal Caribbean that went to Roatan (Honduras), Costa Maya (Mexico), and Cozumel (Mexico). Verizon’s international service is actually pretty good, particularly for the short term traveler, and I wanted to relay my experience here. Continue reading “Verizon coverage on a Western Caribbean cruise”

Updated Breakfast Menu At Rosa’s Cafe

The new breakfast menu at Rosa’s Cafe.

Earlier this year I wrote about the new breakfast menu being served at Rosa’s Cafe (a chain in Texas, principally in Western Texas), and yesterday I wrote that they appears to be offering dine-in breakfast service. I got the chance to try the new breakfast menu today, and I think I found a new favorite breakfast spot. It isn’t the same as my favorite greasy spoon breakfasts (regardless of cuisine), but it is a great choice for a leisurely weekend breakfast with the family. Continue reading “Updated Breakfast Menu At Rosa’s Cafe”