Kolache Shoppe

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Nice little breakfast spot in the Heights.   The sausage and cheese Kolaches are good and everything else is pretty tasty too, but I would ask them to warm it up well, they don’t taste good cold.  The cinnamon rolls are so so good!

Define Baby

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More fun than an actual good workout, but it was a nice activity to do with my little one.  He doesn’t get out much so it was nice to bring him out and have this alone time with him.  At 11 months he was the oldest baby there, mostly newborns, but it was ok that he was crawling around and getting into things. Everybody is very tolerant of children, obviously.  Cool, fun.

HEB New in the Heights!

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I loved it!  Awesome new HEB!  I actually came to visit because an officemate mentioned the poke at HEB.  Once I got there I was thinking, oh, it’s the supermarket sushi eeks!  But, I went ahead and got it, and I was surprised at how good it was.  I mean I had very low expectations, but it tasted great!  Avocado, seared tuna, fresh, good texture, and the sauce (original) was perfect! Yum, very good.  It was $10 after in store coupon, provided by HEB.  Great experience.

Cookies from Tiff’s Treats!

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in their new location in the Heights on 11th and Yale!  Nom nom nom... this place is awesome because their cookies are good, they warm them up and do their specialty thing, deliver to that special person!  Great idea and perfect for my referral business!

Blue Popeye

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Mmm...the Blue Popeye (Almond Butter, Blueberries, Coconut Milk, Vanilla Protein, Vanilla Extract, Spinach) from Fuel, best when I’m on the go go go!

Spice Market in Airline

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Wow this place has some really cool, authentic spices!   Go prepared for strong odors, it’ll knock you off your feet.  I think I spent less than a few minutes in this place and I walked out smelling like spices. But really cool place for spices.

El Bolilla Bakery on Airline

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Wow, this place was impressive!  I mean every square inch of wall space was taken by these cases of baked goods.  To say I was overwhelmed was an understatement!  I realized the popular 85C Bakery had a similar self-serve style where you pick up a large tray and tongs and have at it!  I did not know where to start, to be honest.  There were barely any labels and I had no idea what all the items were.  I had to look at what people were getting and I did recognize a few things like the churros, chocolate chewy cookie, coconut macaron, which I bought along with several other things.  

So I loved the authenticity of this place, mostly Latin customers, but I’ll be honest, I wasn’t that impressed with the pastries.  I only took a few bites of most of what I bought and will say, I have had much tastier experiences.  However, no horrible experiences, it was all decent, just have had better.  Anyway, that’s all I have to say about that...oh wait, one more thing...it was super inexpensive.  All of what I got, which were 2 bag fulls cost me $8.  Not a bad bakery for decent pastries. The wedding cookies were good.

Breakfast at Dish Society

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I didn’t love my breakfast but it wasn’t bad.  Actually it was pretty good. Definitely good for what I ordered, Southwest Scramble (egg whites only).  Just not what I typically order, I’ll try the traditional breakfast next time and report back.

Dish Society in the Heights

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Really enjoyed my power grain bowl add chicken, quite delicious if I must say.   And I’m also really liking this location, which is very close to my office.  This will definitely be a regular for lunch spots.  My only complaint is it gets expensive, these 2 dishes, 1 Bloody Mary and a chocolate cake all came out to $80!  😲 

I plan to be back in the morning with my breakfast crew, will report back in breakfast.

Also, they are currently in soft opening mode, grand opening happens later this month.

La Lucha

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So far, from my 2 visits, for dinner, no reservations, have been pretty great.  It’s not just the food, though the oysters were delicious and small, like I like them...but it was also the atmosphere.  It’s something about the dim, cozy lighting in there that makes it really conducive for the 2 date nights we had there.  By the way, I suggest making reservations because though neither do the days we happen to have them, we were able to eat, but once at the bar, which wasn’t so bad.  However, the dining area is better.  Something about this place reminds of a ski lodge.  If they only had a fireplace it would be perfect!  Anyway, I love ski lodges so I’m a little nostalgic, but anyway, I enjoyed my food, the atmosphere and service very much.  Definitely go try this one!

Mastrantos for a Weekday Breakfast

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I have to say, our meal was kind of a creative and fancy adult breakfast.  Not the kind of place to go if you’re craving waffles and pancakes.  Venezuelan inspired.  Everything is quite beautiful and tasty.  My pals said the coffee was really good.  Love the decor of the restaurant.  I did like the creativity, but it’s not a regular breakfast kind of place to me.  I heard they have a fabulous lunch and just recently opened for dinner...which I would be more inclined to return for.   Definitely an interesting place.

B.B. Lemon

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I thought this place was so cute.  Same owners as B&B Butchers and across the street.  Much more casual than its older sibling, and each dining area is intimate and quaint.  I love it!  It feels like a small mom and pop.  I had the grilled cheese, decadent.  I saved half of it and devoured the other half later.  Everything heavy, but delicious.  I’d really like to take my husband by, he would love it.