Wednesday, October 30, 2019


We've been home from Texas for a little over two weeks now and I haven't yet written about our dining experiences. We had decent, good meals, not great, memorable meals in Texas. That might be because I do not like Tex-Mex, Mexican, spicy, etc so we didn't go to those places. Another reason could be because Texas is very meaty, specifically beefy, and neither of us much likes slabs of beef. Steakhouses are not for us. Another reason could be that, at least for San Antonio, we tried to dine at restaurants within walking distance of the hotel. Our first meal of the trip, not counting lunch at Panera, was at Hattie's in the Bishop Arts District.
We had 5:30 pm reservation and were seated right away on a Thursday evening. It was hot so we drank a lot of water while also enjoying some wine. Here's what we ate:
Hattie's is an "American Bistro with a southern low-country influence" so they offered Fried Green Tomatoes (buttermilk ranch dressing). Of course we ordered them. They were yummy.
Not even 95 degrees can deter SP from soup: Tomato Bisque (mini grilled cheese). The soup and grilled cheese were tasty.
For his meal, he chose Smoked Paprika-Rubbed Salmon with Forbidden Rice, Grilled Asparagus, Pickled Mustard.
I chose Home-Style Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf (wild mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables). The mashed potatoes were garlic mashed potatoes so the chef substituted mashed sweet potato.
The meatloaf & gravy was really good. A big portion for me but I managed to eat most of it and all the vegetables.
Dessert: Sweet Biscuit Shortcake (strawberries & cream). This was good, lots of nice strawberries, and just the right size to share.

We both enjoyed our meals at Hattie's. Our server was terrific. I don't remember much else because we were so tired from our 7 am flight and the oppressive heat, but inside was welcoming and cool with lots of light from all the windows. We'd go back.

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