Friday was night two of the NFL Draft, and after horrendous traffic getting home in our 'burb, I did a bunch of chores and called it a night pretty early. Riveting stuff. Put this sentence in the "keeping it real" column.
Saturday I ran around trying to finish my mom's Mother's Day gift. I had a $10 off $25 coupon so I spent at hour trying to spend the difference so I would feel like I was getting stuff for free. Ridiculous but please tell me I'm not the only one. After this post, Bre said that she would take pictures of me in the Heights at the cool Greetings from Houston mural I posted about. It's on the side of an almost-opened gelato shop. I'm Instagram friends with her cousin Gabby because Gabby posts good food pictures, so the three of us met up.
Hi, Awkward. Clearly I didn't take this seriously... All photos by Bre.
After pics, Gabby suggested checking out Stanton's City Bites. It's one of those places I had heard of because it's on a lot of food lists, but I had never been. It's kind of out of the way and not in an area you would typically visit. Apparently it used to be a grocery store and, according to the guy behind the counter, "just became a restaurant one day." They had tons of bottled beer and soda and are known for their hamburgers, so of course, that's what we each got.
I chose the Chipotle Burger because it had chipotle mayo and chipotle butter as well as pepper jack cheese, bacon, and a jalapeño bun. The bread was very fresh, there was a great amount of spice, and the burger was juicy but not overpowering. Plus, it was only $6 which when compared to some fast food places, isn't bad at all. Oh, and it was huge. I ordered curly fries, which were good but not great. Gabby got the Italian fries that had dried basil and parmesan cheese on them, and they were really good - crisp fries, which Gabby and I both realized we shared a love for. Bre ordered the Waffle Bites which were basically waffle fries topped with nacho toppings - nacho cheese, jalapeños, and sour cream. And possibly bacon. There was a lot of bacon happening at that meal. I think we all agreed it was really good and worth another visit if we were ever close again. It was a very entertaining meal and I was super excited to be invited into their cousins club and be an honorary delHam.
Gabby's burger with Italian fries | Bre's waffle bites | My burger and curly fries | They both asked if I needed pics before they ate... it's awesome to be friends with bloggers.
On Sunday, I was woken up by the sound of kitty claws in fabric coming from under the bed. I shove under bed bins in that space because Bauer likes to wreak havoc. I saw the fabric that closes in the box spring bulging - turns out he had ripped it open and was climbing around inside. Cool. I didn't even know that was a thing I should be worried about! I got up and then later, we got together with my extended family at my aunt's house for Mother's Day. Not content to just bring a side as requested, overachieving Andrew had to smoke a brisket, which meant that he went to bed at 8:30 on Saturday night and got up at 12:30 a.m. to get the fire going. Hard partying in our house, clearly. I used the time to finally finish my Eat page up top (for now) and I finally got to watch 24 from last week and loved it. Pretty low-key day.