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Maxine’s on Main

Originally published on Yelp!, January 2008.  The management and menu have changed since then…sadly, the derelict potatoes are no more. The flair is back! A few things have changed since the Bastrop institution Maxine’s on Main (905 Main Street, (512) … Continue reading

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A Review of China Grill (Bastrop)

Originally posted on Yelp!, November 2007: Vile, vile, vile.

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Flo’s Pancake House

Originally posted on Yelp!, September 2007: Out on Muldoon, heading toward the Glenn Highway, it gets kind of sketchy. Colorful tourist traps and seafood places give way to seedy, hole-in-the-wall diners and Mexican and Chinese joints.  The Volvos and sporty … Continue reading

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Leon’s Country Store

Posted on Yelp!, August 2007: Leon’s Country Store in Rockne (pop. 200) was recently voted first runner-up for “Best Bar” and first place for “Coldest Beer” in Bastrop.  Owner Herman Goertz took it over from his dad, who’d been serving … Continue reading

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Travelin’ Notes

(originally published in December 2007) Beaumont, TX: I love that the list of vegetables here includes mashed potatoes, steak fries, mac ‘n’ cheese and dumplings. The vegetable of the day? Dressing. Yum. Greenwood, MS: Deeply disturbing poverty in the hometown … Continue reading

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The Midwest

I just had dinner out here on the road, in the heartland of America. Nice bowl of soup, entree, diet soda. It all was delish, but a girl can only eat so much. The manager came by, and asked if … Continue reading

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Katrina

(originally posted September 2005) New Orleans is my favorite city in the world, bar none. One summer, I swear I lived on shrimp remoulade. The Garden District, the food, the cemeteries …the pirates, the ghosts, St. Expedite. Kids tap-dancing their … Continue reading

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