Olympia Grill in Galveston, TX

Shrimp cocktail and a martini at Olympia at Pier 21 in Galveston, Texas.

We took a cruise earlier this year and got to Galveston a day early. I already wrote about the fantastic lunch we had that day, and by dinner the rest of our party had showed up. When we cruised in 2015 out of Galveston, our party of 6 had eaten at Olympia Grill on their Seawall location. This year, however, we were a party of 12 and wanted to eat on the harbor side nearer the cruise pier. We called and made reservations at Olympia Grill at Pier 21. They were able to accommodate our very large party, and we got great seats outside on the water. It was a fantastic way to spend our last regular meal on land. Continue reading “Olympia Grill in Galveston, TX”

Fisherman’s Wharf in Galveston

Outdoor seating at Fisherman’s Wharf in Galveston, Texas.

My family has always loved Galveston as a vacation spot. We were there before a cruise on the Navigator of the Seas in 2015 and again before a cruise on the Liberty of the Seas in 2017, and it is also a great destination in it’s own right. We wanted to get our cruise vacation off to a strong start, so we started with lunch at one of our favorite spots– Fisherman’s Wharf, which is located walking distance from the cruise piers.  It is a Landry’s outpost, and I normally try to stay clear of big chain places when I am on vacation, but they do awfully good work with seafood in a very nice setting. If the weather permits it, ask for a table outside on the pier. Continue reading “Fisherman’s Wharf in Galveston”

Ham and cheese croissant at Starbucks

Ham and cheese croissant at Starbucks

Last week, I wrote about the truly horrible idea which is the seared steak and egg wrap at Starbucks. Seriously, just say no. This morning, though, I found myself in Starbucks again and decided to make another go at one of their breakfast sandwiches. I tried the ham and cheese croissant, and it was much better. The picture above is what it looks like in the display case. Continue reading “Ham and cheese croissant at Starbucks”

New Seared Steak, Egg, and Tomatillo Wrap at Starbucks

The steak, egg, and tomatillo wrap at Starbucks.

I admit it. I make mistakes. We all do. Still, there is no excuse for some mistakes in life. I, for example, am a native Texan who has spent 40 of my 43 years in Texas. Of the 3 years I spent living in that part of the planet called Not Texas, 2 were spent living in Mexico City. You would think that would mean that I would know better than to order a breakfast taco/burrito from Starbucks of all places. Weakness overcame me about a week ago, however, and I tried it. Consider this post my apology for that mistake. Continue reading “New Seared Steak, Egg, and Tomatillo Wrap at Starbucks”

Special Burgers at Grub

The Wagyu Burger is the current market burger at Grub in October 2017.

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 a special item for a limited time, and the Mac n’ Cheese burger is a regular item on the menu. Continue reading “Special Burgers at Grub”