SOUND: It’s early and I’m sitting at my desk,  listening to the garbage truck empty our three trash cans. One for yard waste, one for household garbage and one for recyclables. It’s easy to tell when he gets to our recyclables. The clanging of empty wine bottles is enough to wake the neighborhood. Luckily, they’re alreadyContinue reading “senses”

shouldn’t have tried to be fancy

Being an old pro at visiting burger joints, shacks and shanties, I should have known better. It was an amateur mistake, and it led to my not having any lunch yesterday. Here’s the deal. I needed to hit an old school and previously unvisited (by me) burger stand so I could gather information to writeContinue reading “shouldn’t have tried to be fancy”

duck fat fries? don’t mind if I do

I became aware of a new burger joint – The Burger Guys – a week or two ago and immediately sensed that it needed to be visited. When we did the burger journey a few years ago, we stuck with places within five or ten miles of the Alley. The Burger Guys wouldn’t have qualifiedContinue reading “duck fat fries? don’t mind if I do”

foiled by the burger place

Today for lunch, I joined my burger buddy Dennis at Hubcap Grill downtown on Prairie. It was a short walk from the Alley, so we hoofed it. There is limited seating inside and a small patio outside. No way were we eating in the 90+ degree heat, so we found a cramped little corner nearContinue reading “foiled by the burger place”

this is why the terrorists hate us

My brother Mason was a bacon aficionado. He loved (and ingested) the stuff more than seemed possible for such a slim guy. I still remember when he excitedly shared the news that there was a place near College Station that served…deep fried bacon. As in, bacon that was battered and dropped in the deep fryer.Continue reading “this is why the terrorists hate us”