Saturday, January 26, 2013

Double Horn Brewing Company

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While up at Lake Travis we ventured over to the near by town of Marble Falls, Texas to have lunch at Double Horn Brewing Company.

Everyone started out with a sampler of their beer $6.95. I recommend getting one of these to try out everything they have on tap before ordering a full pint.

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As an appetizer we ordered The Southwest Trio $8.99 (Freshly made tortilla chips served with Mom’s secret salsa, spicy queso and made to order guacamole) as well as the Onion Rings $6.99 (Lightly breaded large white onions stacked high and finished with a sweet chili sauce). I enjoyed the fact that they offered a trio instead of all of the items separate. The guacamole was really nice and fresh. My only complaint was I wish the queso was a little thicker. Honestly this had to have been some of the best onion rings we have ever had. The coating was really good and they weren't greasy. I also liked the sweet chili sauce that came with it to make it a little different.

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For the main courses I ordered Surf and Earth $8.99 (Romaine lettuce, candied walnuts, seared cabbage, fried shrimp, served with your choice of a sweet chili sauce or a cajun remoulade). I thought this dish was really good, it totally didn’t come out like I thought it would look, but it tasted fantastic. I was also surprised at how fresh the shrimp tasted and how large they where.

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D ordered the The Green Chili $9.99 (Hand-formed beef, green chilies, lettuce, tomato and white cheddar, chopped with shoestring onions and a green chili sauce). We didn’t care that they list of an assortment of sides and ask what you would like. D picked the sweet potato fries and they never mentioned it would be an extra 89 cents.

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Our friend’s ordered DH Chicken $9.99 (Charbroiled chicken breast, pesto mayo, lettuce, tomato, bacon and avacado served on a bolio roll) and Bangers and Mash $11.99 (Jalapeno pork sausages served with gorgonzola mashed potatoes and house made porter gravy). Angela said her sandwich was really good and she would order it again. The bangers and mash was a little different. The dish was good except the gravy ruined it a little.

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Overall I would go back, the food is a little higher priced, but for a brewery I think it was top notch in quality so you get what you paid for.

Friday, January 25, 2013


We recently had a new Smashburger open up near our house and I’ve always heard good things about this place so I had to give them a try.

Be sure to search online for coupons because I keep seeing ones for buy one get one free or % off. If you sign up for their email list they send you a coupon for a buy one get one free entrée which is a pretty sweet deal.

I had a coupon for a buy on get one free chicken entrée so I ordered the Crispy Buffalo $6.99 (Frank's® RedHot® Buffalo sauce, crumbled blue cheese, lettuce, tomato and mayo on an egg bun). I wished they had tossed the chicken in the sauce rather then just pour a little on the sandwich. It was cooked good just nothing special. Since I’m pregnant and can’t have the blue cheese they where kind enough to swap it out for something else so I picked the pepper jack cheese.

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D ordered the Spicy Baja $6.99 (Pepper jack cheese, guacamole, lettuce, tomato, onion, spicy chipotle mayo and fresh jalapenos on a spicy chipotle bun). He said it was ok and he’s glad he didn’t get it as a burger because it wouldn’t have been as good. He wasn’t sold on it, but said it was ok. 

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The best thing was the fries. They have these Smashfries $1.99 (Tossed with rosemary, olive oil and garlic) and they where amazing. I really liked that they weren't greasy and had a nice flavor from the rosemary.

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I think I will go back for their burgers next time and see if they turn out better then our chicken sandwiches. I think it’s totally worth your time if you have a coupon.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Cheesecake Factory

One of my favorite places is the Cheesecake Factory. I enjoy their large menu of options and for the price you get a good amount of food, and of course there’s the cheesecake!

While we looked over the menu they bring you 2 mini loaves of bread. Of course the pet peeve of mine is cold butter and they give you cold butter. I had having to smash fluffy bread with cold hard butter. Anyway, the bread is yummy, but don’t filly up on that.

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D ordered the classic Mojito $9.25. He said it was good, but not worth almost $10.

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He also ordered the lunch portion of Miso Salmon $13.95. This was a good dish, we just had to mix the sauce in with the rice, because the rice was a gummy clump, otherwise the fish was cooked perfectly and seasoned well.

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I ordered the lunch portion of Lemon Chicken Piccata $11.95. You can’t really mess this dish up. Everything tasted really good. I liked that they buttered the noodles so they wouldn’t clump together. I almost had too many noodles for the amount of chicken, but it was still tasty.

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Today it was my choice to pick out a slice of cheesecake and I went with the Coconut Cheesecake Topped with Coconut Cream Custard, all on a Chocolate Macaroon Crust $6.95. OMG this is amazing!! It’s not overly rich like some of their cheesecakes. I would order this again in a heartbeat.

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Of course we’ll be back, we’ve never had a bad experience here.