Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Delices De Maurice

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A new gourmet bakery Delices De Maurice has recently opened up and I love to see new places that are family owned and not your average cookie cutter spot. I went with 2 other friends for lunch and fell in love just walking in. It reminded me of our travels and I instantly felt like I was back on vacation again!

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Everything is on display here so you can see what you get. Of course it also makes you want it all!

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We finally settled on what we wanted to order and headed to take a seat. While we waited the owner brought out a sample of the tomato bisque since that’s one of the items we where debating. I personally did not care for it. I think mostly because I am so accustomed to the creamy based ones that this one was more rustic and made me think of pureed pasta sauce.

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I ordered the onion soup $7 and holy smokes is it worth it. It’s packed full of onions and tons of flavor. I love the thick fresh bread on top just covered in cheese. This soup is done right in all the right ways! I also got the grilled chicken crepe $11.50. It’s filled with chicken, mozzarella and swiss cheese, mushrooms, avocado and pesto sauce. I think it was nicely done with a perfect thickness of crepe. I do think it was lacking in so flavoring, maybe a little seasoning or more smoky grill taste to offset the creamy cheese and avocado flavor.

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My friend ordered the club sandwich. I didn’t see the price, but it was huge and easily enough for 2 people. the potatoes nestled in the middle where AMAZING! We could have eaten a whole plate of them! They also had a really nice garlic mayo sauce on the sandwich which balanced it out nicely.

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Their menu has a nice selection and it’s also a great spot to grab a coffee and pastry. I do hope people stop in and they make it, as we could use more unique places like this around!

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Friday, February 2, 2018

Olympia Grill

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Sometimes the appearance of a place can fool you until you go inside and have the most wonderful meal. The Olympia Grill is tucked away in a strip center and once you see their menu you are blown away at how many things they have to offer.

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My son ordered the kids pizza which was actually really good and only $5.99.

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D ordered the Grilled Seafood Platter $24.99 (Includes flakey white fish, fried calamari, gulf shrimp, crab cake. Grilled or Fried.) All of the seafood was cooked well and tasted really fresh. A must order if you can’t decide and want a variety.

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I ordered the Shrimp and Eggplant Casserole $18.99 (Layers of eggplant, mushroom, pastitsio noodles, cream cheese, mozzarella and Parmesan. Topped with 3 grilled shrimp and marinara.) I loved every bite of this dish!

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I honestly can’t wait for our next trip back down to Galveston to try some of their other menu items!

Sunday, January 21, 2018


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I’ve had my eye on Banger’s from several reviews I read and I was stoked to finally give them a try. We met up with my niece who lives in the area and attending UT. Warning – This place will get busy in a hurry when the weather is nice! We happened to go on a Sunday when they had brunch. There’s a live band and it’s also known as being packed for brunch. Parking is limited in the area so plan on hiking a little or get there super early. We stood in line at least 30 min before getting a table which they won’t let you save seats so be sure your whole party is there!

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We sat outside to listen to the band (Boss Street Brass Band). If highly recommend following this group they are AMAZING!

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During their brunch they are most known for The Manmosa $15 (a liter of behemoth of champagne with a splash of orange juice) and there is a limit of 1 per customer and you must order food! I’m picky when it comes to mimosas, but I was pleasantly surprised at how good this one is which leads me to see why it’s so popular. 

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D ordered the Stone Mikhail’s Odd $7.50 which was also really good.

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The food does take a while to come out, so I advise bringing a small game like Left, Right, Center.

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For the food D ordered the Bratwurst $8 (comes with sauerkraut and whole grain mustard on a kolache bun) They’re sausages are all house made and really good!

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I ordered the Banger’s Benny $13 (Braised pork belly, poached egg, and hollandaise sauce on an English muffin, topped with chipotle-dusted shoestring potatoes.) Highly recommend it’s so good!

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If in Austin this is a must stop! Highly recommend this place and would love to visit again to try some other dishes!!