Long-time Dine Drink Travel readers know that we (Texan Abroad, John Brawley Tophat, and Notorious P.I.G.) are big fans of Noodles in Midland. One of the first reviews we ever wrote was about Volcano in Odessa. We also love Volcano in Midland. Essentially, we love good Asian food options anywhere in the Petroplex. Happily, the same owner who brought us these stars has also opened Fun Noodle Bar in Odessa. It opened today, and I have already been there twice.Continue reading “Fun Noodle Bar now open in Odessa”
I previously wrote that Verizon has a whole lot of fine print in their contracts. Ultimately, however, they present a good option for Caribbean cruises and other short term travel abroad. In April of this year, I switched from Verizon to AT&T because I was tired of dealing with Verizon customer service for routine problems. I also wanted to try a GSM carries. AT&T offered some real advantages, notably the ability to use almost any phone in the world. Ultimately, however, I switched back because the Verizon network is so much better in the Petroplex. However, the switch has inspired the following bit of Verizon poetry. It was written in various stages as I tried to get my new lines of service working:
Verizon, how do I hate thee?
Let me count the ways.
All I want is working service.
All I get are nays.
I previously reviewed Grub Burger in Midland, TX, and this is not that post– a comprehensive review of the restaurant. The basic review remains the same. It is an amazing hamburger that you have to decide is worth paying for. Earlier today my kids and I made exactly that decision, and we went to eat there after church. I am writing this to talk about two of the burgers we tried– the Wagyu Market Burger and the Mac n’ Cheese burger. The former is the Grub Burger market burger, and the Mac n’ Cheese burger is a regular item on the menu. The “market burger” is a special burger rotating through the menu for a limited time. Continue reading “Grub Burger Market Burger”
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”
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 Odessa”