Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Pinkerton's Barbecue In Downtown San Antonio Review

Living in Texas there are tons of BBQ places. But which ones are actually good? My husband and I decided to try Pinkerton's Barbecue, which is located downtown. The original location was in Houston. Parking is free. You just need to tell them where you parked and they'll give you a paper with a barcode on it. 

There is lots of outdoor seating and it's a cozy area. 

Ordering is easy. You head inside and get your sides first, then your meats. 

For sides there is: jalapeno cheese rice, potato salad, tangy coleslaw, south Texas beans, rosemary bacon mac & cheese, plus duck & sausage jambalaya

For meats there is: brisket, beef ribs, glazed pork ribs, dry rub pork ribs, pulled pork, turkey, regular sausage, jalapeno sausage, jalapeno cheese sausage link, and a boudin link.

If you want meat sandwiches, there are brisket, man bear pig, chopped pork, and sausage or turkey. 

We opted for 1/2 a pound of brisket, a pound of sausage, potato salad, coleslaw, and the rosemary bacon mac & cheese. You also get complimentary onions, pickles, and jalapenos. You can also get slices of bread but we didn't need it. 

As I mentioned, there's tons of outdoor seating. There's also indoor seating with a bunch of long tables. We went right when it opened so there wasn't a lot of people. But sometimes you might be joined by another family, which is fine with us. 

Also, if you're a fan of Coke products as I am, you're in luck, they have them! Plus teas. 

If you want something stronger, they also have a full bar:

Oh, at every table is the Pinkerton's Barbecue Original sauce, and my husband was obsessed with it. He said the sauce made the meats:

So what did we think of what we ordered! The brisket was on point with seasoning. Tender and delicious, I wish we had gotten more. The sausage was your basic sausage. I didn't think it was anything extraordinary but my husband was a huge fan. He poured the barbecue sauce all over it. The potato salad tasted like the kind you find packaged in a grocery store. The coleslaw was lacking much flavor--it was basically just a bunch of cabbage with mayo. I still liked it, but I wish there was more to it. However, the cabbage was incredibly fresh and you could tell. I'd probably still order it again. The mac and cheese was tasty--my husband devoured it. 

We'll have to come back to try the other meats and sides. 

I did go back and try desserts. They have a bread pudding, a blueberry cobbler, and banana pudding. 

The banana pudding was fantastic. On the bottom were Nilla wafers and swirled on top was whipped cream. I'd get this again.

The blueberry cobbler had a nice flavor, but it was a bit dry. I still enjoyed it, but if I had to pick a dessert it would be the banana pudding. We didn't try the bread pudding as we were growing full. Next time!

Would we return? Well, as noted above, yes. My husband wants more of the sauce. I'd probably do the brisket again as well as the jalapeno cheese sausage. He'd go for the regular sausage again and perhaps some of the ribs. 

If you're in the San Antonio area (or in Houston!), check out Pinkerton's Barbecue. They are open every day except for Monday from 11-9. Some nights they stay open until 10. 

Do you enjoy barbecue? 

Monday, May 23, 2022

Hey, It's Okay

I got this idea from Glamour magazine. You can link up any day of the week. All you have to do is make a list of what you're okay about. Simple! Please do not link up a post that has nothing to do with Hey, It's Okay. It's rude and I'll delete the link.

HEY, IT'S OKAY.... have watched the first 8 minutes of Stranger Things 4 on YouTube. It's intense. I'm excited to watch on Friday with my daughter. also be excited for Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney+. It also starts Friday and looks awesome. have just started Again, Rachel by Marian Keyes. I have been reading Marian Keyes books for years and they're all fabulous. This is the sequel to Rachel's Holiday. It's about Rachel who is now sober and has a good life. But then the ex husband comes back into her life and things aren't as smooth. As I mentioned, I've always been amused with the books Marian Keyes writes. be getting incredibly excited about going on the Galactic Starcruiser in July. Tommy's outfit came in from Amazon. Yes, he's opting for the Dark Side. Tsk, tsk. He'll have a black shirt underneath when we go.

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Sunday, May 22, 2022

Gilmore Girls: The Official Cookbook Is Perfection

If you're a fan of the TV show Gilmore Girls, you need to pick up the Gilmore Girls: The Official Cookbook.

For those who don't know, Gilmore Girls is a hilarious show about a mother and daughter. The mom, Lorelai, had her baby, Rory, (full name Lorelai, named after her of course) when she was 16. They are incredibly close and live in a small town called Stars Hollow with quirky characters. If you've never seen it, all the seasons are on Netflix. I loved it when it first came out. I purchased all the DVDs and would watch throughout the years. My daughter Natalie's grew to love it. So much that she even has a Rory outfit.

Anyway, the book has recipes from food mentioned in the show. Like the Santa Burger. Luke, who owns Luke's Diner, makes Lorelai a Santa Burger. Luke is cranky but he wants to make Lorelai happy so he surprises her with it. 

Stars Hollow has tons of celebrations and one is Founder's Day. Miss Patty, who runs the School Of Ballet in town, makes Founder's Day Punch which tends to intoxicate people quickly. 

There's also quotes from the show. Plus pages about the characters. Even if you don't ever try a recipe, it's still a wonderful book to have for a Gilmore Girls fan.

Oh, and I see need to try The Rory. I can see what Luke meant when he said it tastes pink. 

There are tons of other recipes you need to see. I bought the Gilmore Girls: The Official Cookbook on Amazon here but I imagine it's at most retailers. If you have a Gilmore Girls fan in your life or are one, pick this up!

Do you watch Gilmore Girls? 

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