Today's post is all about the interesting and delicious food we ate while in Texas...beginning with the waffles served for breakfast each morning in our hotel! This was definitely a unique enough waffle to photograph before adding the butter, jelly, and syrup.
Hey, let's wait until after the food conference to put into practice the healthy things we learned. It's not likely we'll get Texas-shaped waffles back in Virginia!
For almost all of our lunches we brought our own sandwiches and veggies in a cooler from home and found a place to eat quickly before the next session began. Here we are right outside the Gonzalez Conference Center as we weren't allowed to bring food inside. Since it was almost 100 degrees, it made us really appreciate the cool air back inside. The Achiote Restaurant below is along the River Walk and very close to the conference center. This is where we ate the first evening:
I ordered the Cilantro-Lime Chicken Pinchos as did both Hannah and Sarah. We all loved our meal which consisted of: sweet peppers/onion/poblano peppers, zucchini/yellow rice with pigeon peas and local harvest vegetables with sweet-sriracha mango sauce. Excellent!
Tom and Jonathan ordered the Peruvian Lomo Saltado, Stir Fry Beef Tenderloin with tomato/ onion/jalapeno/fried potato/rice. Ooh, the jalapeno bread they served was great, too! Here's Jonathan enjoying his meal:
We knew we had to try Mexican food at least once in Texas...so off we went walking the streets to LaVillita Village to find a restaurant. Here we are in front of Guadalajara Grill ready for an authentic Mexican meal:
Another interesting place was County Line Barbecue located alongside the San Antonio River Walk:
Everyone wanted to taste brisket while we were in Texas. And this was the place! We enjoyed eating outside on the patio while watching the riverboat cruise down the river. The food was super delicious!Here's another view of us at our table. Sarah's taking a video of the area:
We also enjoyed some great food with friends at their home in southwest Texas, but I'll write about that on a future post. (Other posts in this series.)
Next Up: Deep in the Heart of Texas ~ Flowers in Texas ~ Bloomin' Tuesday