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Sunday Lunch March 25, 2018

Sunday lunch with the wife at a pizza joint just down the street from us, Googly’s. They have a large, varied menu for a pizza place including pizza, burgers, wings, pasta, subs, etc. They’ve been open a few years and used to be one of our favorite places to get pizza and burgers, but last time we were here a year or so ago, we had something of a customer service issue and we hadn’t been back since. Hopefully that won’t be the case today. Driving up, they have upgraded their outside signage significantly, but the menu that they usually have on monitors behind the counter isn’t working.

The wife has chosen the Jack Daniels burger, it has cheddar, a Jack Daniels barbecue sauce and fried onion strings on it. I went with a standard double burger and a sausage and pepper sub. We ordered the spicy fried mushrooms and the sweet potato fries. Hopefully things are back to their previous quality.


Review: Wendy’s Store #2869 (Drive Through)



Wendy’s Store #2869

4123 South Staples

Corpus Christi, TX 78411

(361) 854-5771

Hours:  Mon – Sun 10:00 am – 12:00 am

 

 

Wendy’s and I have had an on again off again relationship for years based on the tendency of the local franchise locations to be very hit or miss when it comes to quality, service and cleanliness of their restaurants.  I’ve had some of the best fast food at some Wendy’s locations, and then I’ve had some of the absolute worst, in terms of service and quality.  At one point I didn’t go for years after getting the worst chicken sandwich I’ve ever been served at a Wendy’s location (not this one, I got that at Wendy’s Store #3248, 45012 Ayers).  It so happens though that the good has generally brought me back because when Wendy’s is good, it’s usually very good and there is a location that isn’t far from the house which comes in handy when I just want to drive through and grab something to take back to the house as was the case on this occasion.

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Review: Domino’s Pizza (Delivery)

Domino’s Pizza Store 6752

3812B S Staples

Corpus Christi, TX 78412

(361) 814-4040

Hours:  Sun -Thurs 11:00 am – 12:00 am

Fri – Sat 11:00 am – 1:00 am

Domino’s Pizza is my family’s current favorite for delivery pizza and has been for about six months or so now, beating out the previous favorite, Papa John’s Pizza.  It’s been my general experience that most fast food style delivery pizza is pretty much all created equal, and one being preferred over another has more to do with coupons and small variations in flavor than anything really different.  The other difference being the service that individual locations provide.  In the past I have stopped ordering entire brands of pizza after receiving abysmal service from the location that was servicing the area in which I resided (I’m looking at you Papa John’s Pizza Store #2249 in Flour Bluff).  The ongoing upgrade and some new products introduced by Domino’s recently have pulled things in Domino’s favor, at least as far as trying things out. (more…)


Review: Nolan’s Original Poorboys (Takeout)

Nolan’s Original Poorboys (Takeout)

2330 Airline Road

(361) 985-2697

Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday,
11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday

Nolan’s Original Poorboys is an interesting situation.  The Nolan’s Restaurant on Weber Road and hasn’t been open in years and years was one of my grandfather’s favorite restaurants and I had many a meal there growing up, and fell in love with their signature poorboy in the process.  After years of not having any locations close by, this smaller, less full service restaurant more casual dining venue opened nearby, bring back many of the classic flavors from my childhood, including the aforementioned poorboy.  Needless to say a very exciting prospect for me.  On this occasion though, I didn’t actually feel like getting out and going inside for a sit down meal, although I have in the past.  On this occasion I decided to call in a to go order and use their pickup drive through window.  (more…)


Review: Catfish Charlie’s

Catfish Charlie’s

5830 McArdle Road, Ste. 12

Corpus Christi, TX 78412

(361) 993-0363

Hours:  Sun – Tues, 11:00 a.m – 9:00 p.m.

Wed & Thurs, 11:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Fri & Sat, 11:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Catfish Charlie’s has been a popular local eating spot for thirty years, although historically not one of my personal favorites.  It is heavy on, yep, you guessed it, fried catfish, along with other fried seafood, mainly shrimp, plus a little southern homestyle like chicken fried steak and some Louisiana style dishes like red beans and rice with ham.  It’s always been the focus on seafood that has kept it from being a personal favorite in the past.  I am not a big seafood fan, largely because of how badly it’s usually handled in restaurants (I’m looking at you Red Lobster).  Ironically, Catfish Charlie’s has become one of my little girl’s favorite places.  She loves the catfish and fried shrimp.  Go figure.  Anyway, it was her wishes that found her and I at Catfish Charlie’s in that kind of quiet period that is too late for lunch and too early for dinner, accompanied by my parents, whom she had talked into going with a cute little song about her love for the place.  (more…)


Review: Beaches Cafe & Bakery

Beaches Cafe & Bakery

118 Beach Street

Port Aransas, Texas

(361) 749-BBQ1

Hours:  Sun – Thurs  7:30 am – 9:00 pm

               Fri & Sat  7:30 am – 10:00 pm

 Sometimes it’s nice to get out to the beach in the summer, especially given my close proximity to it anyway, and a trip to Port Aransas is usually a good time, even if it was just to get my baby girl’s picture taken with a monkey in from of a souvenir shop.  Anyway, the point of all of this is that I found myself in Port Aransas, a couple of hours after lunch time, hungry and with a hungry little girl and a couple of other hungry adults.  My general opinion of most of the places that I’ve eaten at in Port A in years past has been that they are extremely overpriced tourist places.  Many of the old local joints that I used to enjoy when I was out there all the time are no longer there.  It was time to try someplace new.  After a little driving around, we all decided to stop at a touristy looking place called Beaches Cafe & Bakery.  (more…)