Kincaid's Hamburgers

Thursday, May 26, 2011

I’ll admit to being a little behind on the times. My whole life has just been work, work, work. I’ve been meaning to try Kincaid’s Hamburgers for the last 64 years, but you know me – all work and no play. I went for lunch, and the place was hopping! I ordered a Kincaid’s Burger and fries – my first burger in over eight decades. The burger was fresh and delicious, and the hand cut fries were crispy and wonderful.
         I thought the food was too good to be true – another exhaust-related hallucination, maybe. But, I did some digging around and found out why the burgers so tasty. They are made from the best U.S.D.A. Choice chuck available. The beef is natural vegetarian-fed, hormone free, preservative free, antibiotic free, and is cut and ground fresh every day! The patties weigh a pound, and they’re loaded with fresh veggies.
         I also found out that Kincaid’s burgers have been named the best in Texas and the USA. I couldn’t believe the best burger in the country that invented the hamburger has been right under my nose all this time. I guess the brick race has really held back my palate. I was so inspired, I took some burgers and fries to-go and dropped them on the bricks for my brick brethren. No one should be denied this much flavor!

This place was voted the best burger in the U.S.!

Sunflower Shop

Monday, May 23, 2011

After a lifetime of inhaling exhaust and being run over by everything from horses to SUVs, I realized that I needed to make my health a priority – even the toughest of bricks can crack. So I headed over to the Sunflower Shop in the Ridglea area to get some advice on how to get the rosy red hue back in these old cheeks.
         The staff there was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. They showed me all kinds of vitamins and natural foods. And the neti pot they sold me allows me to actually smell all of that good food. I spoke with a certified nutritionist, who helped me map out my diet. Did you know that tire rubber and exhaust don’t have any nutrients? That certainly opened my eyes.

This place has everything. I feel like a new brick!

The Original Mexican Eats Cafe

Friday, May 20, 2011

One of the things I love about the Boulevard is the variety of options for Mexican food. On Cinco De Mayo, I headed over to The Original Mexican Eats Café. I enjoyed my first margarita ever, and sampled the Roosevelt platter – named for President Theodore Roosevelt, who ate at the Mexican eatery before even I was around. And that delicious salsa turned me a brighter shade of red.
         As it turns out, margaritas agree with me. After a couple of the salty, sweet cocktails, some senoritas and I turned the cantina into a brick house. Brickin’ ain’t always easy, but it sure can be fun at the Original.   

This place has been around longer than I have

Blue Bonnet Bakery

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

After busting out of the bricks, the first place I wanted to visit was church – I haven’t been since 1929. I seem to recall a spiffy new church on the Boulevard that was built just before I came to town. To my surprise, the church wasn’t a church anymore. I mean, it looked like one, but it’s apparently a bakery now!

I’ll admit I was a little flabbergasted at first. Then I realized that it was Blue Bonnet Bakery (we knew it as Harper’s back in my day). After a few pecan pies, éclairs, cookies, and cupcakes, I had the energy of a baby brick. They have a good-looking breakfast and lunch menu too, but I filled up on pastries. And after a lifetime of eating tire rubber and inhaling exhaust, I deserved a little indulgence.  

It’s hard out there for a brick. 

This is unlike any church I've ever seen!