|Fried Fish Sandwich from Galaxy Cafe, which delivers through Eat Out In|
Adios, Old Hood
So the time has come...
I've been in this neighborhood for 8 years. I liked it; I really did. But sometimes a change is a good thing... shake things up, clean slate, and all that. I will miss some of the places that have been a quick jaunt for me. Restaurants in the 78745(ish) area of town tend to be tucked into strip centers of varying age and polish, mixed in with fast food and doctor's and insurance offices, but there are some great local places that deserve a little shout out.
These are just some of them, in no particular order:
This isn't exactly around the corner, but we have been steady customers since the original Galaxy Cafe location opened up on Slaughter Lane. I have always really appreciated how kid-friendly it is, without being all about burgers and shakes. Breakfast is my favorite, but I am also a fan of their fried fish sandwich (seen above on my very fancy table made from packed boxes... I am so ready to be finished with this move!).
The best cajun food in town, hands down. I will miss this place for sure. Everything I have had here has been great so order whatever sounds good!
Azul Tequila is a favorite of mine. Great interior dishes. They haven't failed me.
The south location of DK Sushi is in such a weird spot; it feels like some shady activity must go on in this bizarre little strip center. Or at least I like to imagine that there is money laundering or illegal gambling or something going on next door. I never went for one of the famous Monday night karaoke fests (which makes no sense considering my love for both karaoke and general insanity), but it's a solid little sushi joint.
I can't really say enough great things about Tärkă. Indian food is pretty high up there on my list of food cuisines. They do it right here and it's affordable. I ate in a few times, but mostly got food to-go on a night when some filling comfort food was required.
Formerly the south location of Madam Mam's, the menu stayed the same as did the quality. This was always my favorite location since it is not just nutso in there all the time, you can get a table either right away or with a short wait, and it's not chaotic and loud. I will always cherish the memory of Curly noticing fish for the first time and screaming in horror. Poor kid, but it was funny!
This has been my go-to Chinese/Vietnamese delivery place. They are programmed into my phone even. Yummy, quick, affordable. I will miss them big time.
Central Market Cafe
I know there is another one of these up north, but I will really miss the south location, not just because it was only 2 miles from my house and easy to get to, but comparatively, it's just easier to get in and out of. I like the layout/organization of this store so much better... but I'll adjust, and my kids will still be going to school in the area so maybe I will have to save my Central Market trips for when I am picking them up. The cafe does not have the big park like the north location, but it is also easier/faster to eat there... which, when you have little ones and you are watching them solo, makes a huge difference.
Mighty Fine Burgers
The Sunset Valley location was the first to open up, and we have been enjoying it since. They make a solid burger, and Slim and Curly were always game for coming here. The automatic hand washers were a big part of the attraction too... completely brilliant.
This is old-school Tex-Mex, right down to the government cheese. I was always partial to their interior Mexican dishes, but there were times when I had a hankering for some enchiladas prepared the way they were when I was a kid. And it was so great to be able to just walk down the street to this place too.
Full English Cafe
This is my favorite breakfast place in the neighborhood. As I mentioned in my earlier post about it, the atmosphere is quirky and fun, great for kids, and food is just plain tasty... and they source local ingredients too.