Joe’s Crab Shack is bad at Lent

The Seafood Gumbo on offer at Joe's Crab Shack one Friday in Lent
The “Seafood Gumbo” on offer at Joe’s Crab Shack on a Friday in Lent

So I get it. Not everybody celebrates Lent as a religious occasion. Those who do take different approaches. Fair enough. However, religious preferences aside, it’s not unreasonable to expect that a seafood dish at a seafood restaurant will principally contain…. seafood. Right? Apparently, that isn’t the deal at Joe’s Crab Shack. Continue reading “Joe’s Crab Shack is bad at Lent”

Dairy Queen Brisket Street Tacos

Brisket Street Tacos at Dairy Queen

Why, oh beloved Dairy Queen, would you call something a street taco if you are using prefab hard taco shells? It is a waste of what is actually pretty good brisket. Why? The Dairy Queen brisket street tacos are, indeed, a giant exercise in, “Why?” Continue reading “Dairy Queen Brisket Street Tacos”

Cooper’s vs. Inman’s Kitchen Llano barbecue throwdown

Raising the lid on the barbecue pit at Cooper's. Inman's Kitchen serves from, you know, a kitchen. That is part of what makes Cooper's the best for Llano barbecue.
Raising the lid on the barbecue pit at Cooper’s. Inman’s Kitchen serves from, you know, a kitchen. That is part of what makes Cooper’s the best for Llano barbecue.

All Texans worthy of the name have, at some point, driven through Llano and eaten barbecue. It is simply what we do as a people. For those of you new to the area, welcome. My purpose here is to provide a guide to the two leading barbecue joints in the area so you can make an informed decision. Because OF COURSE you wouldn’t stop for a fast food hamburger for lunch. Both Cooper’s and Inman’s Kitchen provide excellent choices, and it is important for you to take sides. Seriously, this is the only thing my wife and I fight about. Llano barbecue is that important.

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Video review of a standard guest room at the Hilton Narita

Hey folks. For those of you who have been reading for a while, I have traditionally written my posts and linked to Youtube for any video content I provided. I still like the format of keeping the video and text/photo reviews distinct. However, I want to start hosting the video content directly on this site. As a result, over the next few weeks I am going to publish videos for which I have already provided the text information. I will provide a link to the original note, as well. When I have cleared the backlog, I will start publishing the video and text reviews on the same day. To start, enjoy my walk through of a standard guest room at the Narita Hilton.