Thursday, November 17, 2011

Deckhands in Round Rock, Texas (Oyster Bar) Review!

Oyster Lover's beware...Just found an awesome place for you...Deckhands Oyster Bar in Round Rock, Texas Near the La Frontera Shopping Centers...Oh yeah...Everything on the menu looks amazing. They have everything from the Raw well everything!  I will put the link to their Menu below!

Ok...I have to admit..I have never in my life been to a true authentic Oyster Bar...I have been to little places where they offer a few dishes with seafood collections...But this my friends.. is UP TOP!

It all started out with doing a favor for a cousin...and I ended up in Deckhand Oyster Bar! Again...I haven't ventured into trying alot of seafood but I will say that I can't wait to go back and some more dishes.. MMM MMM....last night I had a platter with fried shrimp, french fries, and hush puppies...Delicious as could possibly be!

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Atmosphere: Even though we were in the middle of getting a cold front here...All that was missing was the beach and some sand. Had a very casual laid back atmosphere. Alot of regulars in the place and all of them were very welcoming and friendly to me. I enjoyed my time there!

Menu: Clam, Crab, Wings, Calamari, Crawfish, Catfish, Flounder, Shrimp, and name it they got it. They also have an unofficial Menu that has alot of specialty's as well. For Drinks...It is beer and wine only...Little disappointment to me but I know they have plans on expanding and making a bar outside so I am crossing my fingers that I can get me a margarita this next summer!

Waitstaff: I may be bias on this opinion, but Brandie is the BEST and she is my cousin...No really the waitress's that were there last night were great to me!

Price: Seemed to me they were right on the money and the Lunch Specials were great prices.

I say give this place a try...My first experience was a plus all of the way around. I am looking forward to chowing down on the Fried Oysters no doubt!

Deck Hands Oyster Bar --->Check this site out!   
Deckhands Oyster Bar Menu!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Next review: Deck Hands in Round Rock..La Frontera!

JT's SportsGrille & Billiards Cedar Park, Texas!

JT's SportsGrille & Billiards
What Can I say? If any of you know me I love trying new places, following my old bartenders around, and I love to have my friends with me everywhere I go.  But no matter what, I always Have my JT’s.  It is my local hot spot. A lot of the bartenders like Stevie and Amber were my bartenders at another bar up the street that closed. No matter what the changes that are made to JT’s I always know I have Stevie and Amber.  I have also gotten to know Matt and Marcela which they make me happy too! 

Menu: I will have to say when it comes to their chili cheese fries, burgers, chicken sliders (I add swiss cheese and mushrooms to mine), and Salads…They are the best…OH DON’T FORGET THE WINGS!! YUMMY. You will be ready to leave and take a nap…Good food no doubt. 

Atmosphere:  I have been coming to JT's since the opening days and I love this place. There are times they do have bands that play there and I have at times given a big thumbs down…BUT..JT is always seeing the reaction of people and if they no Likey he no Likey!. The musicians that play on the patio are not to bad either…But honestly…We prefer Stevie’s Mixes on his phone/ipod! They do need to get some good fresh gigs in their no doubt! 

POKER:  They offer  it 5 nights a week here and the place always gets packed. Us Texas Folks Like some card playing games. 

Darts: They have 2 Manual dart boards inside and one outside. I would love it if they had a few more and got new darts! 

Pool:  They have a few pool tables in here as well coin operated and I have found myself playing a game or 2! 

Sports: JT’s is the place to go if you want to watch several sports at once or catch any NFL Ticket games. I even see my Ice Hockey playing on some of the TV’s! This pleases me very much! Anytime there is a UFC as long as you are a paying customer the game is free to you. I love that, because my friends like UFC and I don’t so I get to hang out with them and not have to pay that cover fee for it. 

Bartenders: I will have to say that once the bartenders know your face, no what you drink and know your pace…and you are a regular…you are not going to have to sit there and wait..wait…wait (crickets start singing). They see me walking in and my drink is usually poured by the time I make it to the Bar if they see me walk in. I love that and I can’t say I have that service anywhere else that I go. And this for me is a BIG PLUS for sure! 

Waitstaff: I love my Anjelica. Even though she knows I go to the bar to do my ordering, she always takes the time to see if I am needing anything and that there my friends is customer service!
Every now and then if you visit their website you can download a good coupon, who doesn’t like to clip to save a few bucks!     JT's SportsGrille and Billiards Website <-------

Over All I have to say that I am always a pretty happy customer. It is Local, near my house, lots of familiar faces, and I always either start my night out there or end up there. It is like my Cheers! I recommend giving it a try. 

JT's SportsGrille & Billiards
200 Buttercup Creek Blvd.
Cedar Park, TX 78613
(512) 331-2091

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Kim Kardashian: More than what you see on Reality TV!

Kim Kardashian
I know as we sit here and we think of the Kim Karadashian…We wonder…Why she is really famous. Come to think of it I remember her being friends with Paris Hilton…Wasn’t Paris Hilton the one that showed her how to be a socialite? I indeed do think so. What better thing to start the Hype about herself then have a sex tape…anyone who is anyone has a sex tape…right? I hate to dish on a lovely lady the world seems to be infatuated with but here are some things I was reading about her last night that I found to be interesting if I can say so myself! She is a business woman when she isn't busy getting an X-ray of her Butt!

Modeling and Retail: I got to give the girl props ..She has a lot going on to keep her name out there. She has endorsed Bebe, Bongo Jeans, Carls Jr., Sugar Factory Lollipops, Balenciaga Shoes,  ShoeDazzle where she is co-founder and chief fashion stylist. Let’s add that she is part owner in D-A-S-H with Kourtney and Khloe, and then has a line called K-Dash that was available through QVC . Famous Cupcakes, a Los Angeles bakery, created a vanilla cupcake mix for Kardashian. The cupcake flavor is called Va-Va-Va-Nilla Again with her sisters, Kardashian has released various clothing lines. One called K-Dash was to be sold on QVC in 2010, and in the same year they produced a range for Bebe, As of August 2011 they are creating another for Sears called the "Kardashian Kollection".  As of this year in August 2011 they are making and have got the Sears line out as well. Kardashian has also created jewelry along with her sisters, Khloé and Kourtney. They produced a collection for virgins, Saints, and Angels in 2010

Reality TV/Video:  In 2009 Kardashian released a workout DVD series, Fit in your Jeans by Friday, with trainers Jennifer Galardi and Patrick Goudeau

She first rose to substantial fame in February 2007 when she appeared in a sex tape with R&B singer Ray J, though she had been photographed with Hilton prior to the release of the tape. n February 2007, a home sex video that she made with singer Ray J was leaked. Vivid Entertainment bought the rights for $1 million and released the film as Kim Kardashian: Superstar on February 21. Kardashian sued Vivid for ownership of the tape. In late April 2007, Kardashian dropped the suit and settled with Vivid Entertainment for $5 million. I mean let’s talk reality…Who doesn’t have a sex tape outthere? In October 2007, along with her two sisters, mother, brother, half-sisters, and stepfather she starred in the E! Television series, “Keeping Up With the Kardashians. As of October 2011, the series has aired 69 episodes over six seasons.

Her first acting role was in the television series Beyond the Break. She then starred in the 2008 disaster film spoof Disaster Movie as Lisa. Kardashian appeared in the “How I Met your Mother in the episode “Benefits”. She also appeared on the Season 3 premiere of the series 90210 with her sisters Khloé and Kourtney; they all played themselves. Kardashian was a guest hostess of WrestleMania XXIV and appeared as a guest judge during Cycle 13 of  Americas’s Next Top Model, On December 16, 2009, Kardashian made a guest star appearance on CBS's CSI:NY with Vanessa Minnillo.  In addition, Kardashian and her sisters created a sunless tanner called Kardashian Glamour Tan in 2010.

On July 1, 2010, the New York City branch of Madame Tussauds revealed a wax figure of Kardashian. Kardashian was one of 13 participants on the seventh season of Dancing with the Stars.  She was partnered with Mark Mallas and was the third contestant voted off the show on September 30, 2008, finishing in 11th place overall.

Kardashian is the producer of The Spin Crowd, a reality television show about Command PR, a New York City public relations firm, run by Jonathan Cheban and Simon Huck. The show follows them as they settle into their new offices in Los Angeles. Kardashian is friends with both, specifically Cheban, and frequently appears on her reality shows. She also appeared at the 2010 MTV VMAs on September 12, 2010

Fusion Beauty and Seven Bar Foundation launched "Kiss Away Poverty", with Kardashian as the face of the campaign. For every LipFusion lipgloss sold, $1 went to the Foundation to fund women entrepreneurs in the US.  Kardashian has supported the recognition of the Armenian Genocide on numerous occasions and has encouraged Barack Obama and the United States government to consider its acknowledgment. On April 21, 2011, a few days before the 96th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, she wrote about the issue on her blog in an effort to put it under spotlight and also sent a tweet to her fans urging it's recognition. 

On April 1, 2010, Kardashian joined Cyndi Lauper in the launch of her Give a Damn campaign to create a wider awareness of  discrimination against the LGBT community as part of her True Colors Fund.

The lady keeps busy and I wouldn’t doubt if she has more up her sleeve. There is more to this beauty reality Queen than meets the eye that is for sure.  

Let’s talk boys..NOT: I wouldn’t want my boy toy skeletons thrown all out of the closet onto the floor...but it does seem like the Diva Lady ( I call myself a Diva too) likes her athletic type. And I don’t blame her do you? I doubt that the latest news of her divorce will be the last we hear of Kim Kardashian!

I am sure that there is more to her story and this article is not meant to spill her whole life out and say this is the way. I just know knew that there was more to her than meets our eye! 

Los Chilaquiles In Cedar Park Texas Review!

Los Chilaquiles
Well I always like trying new places out and I will have to say that I give this place for the most part a 2 thumbs up for sure. I enjoyed the vibe and the colorful fun atmosphere! I say give it a try if your in the mood for some great Tex Mex authentic food!

Menu: has a lot of great dishes. Mole Sauce is very good…It is hard to find a place that still makes a good sauce. I have had 3 different meals there and I will have to say I have been pleased with them every time.  There chips and salsa are served warm and it just has a great aroma and taste to it. Yummy to the tummy!

Wait staff: Most of them are very courteous and even other waitresses and staff are always coming buy and keeping the table clean, seeing if you need another beer, or anything else for that matter. I have been there 4 times and out of the 4 times I had one waitress that got a little to busy and just had a hard time getting to our table in a timely manner, but other waitress and waiters did come by our table so it made up for it!

Patio: It is a little small but given its location in a strip center…they had a little area to work with it. They have fresh peppers growing outside of the patio, a little water fountain for the atmosphere…and Umbrellas to keep the sun at bay when you want to! 

I will have to say some of the tables are put a little to close together for my comfort but due to more traffic in there I get it. The tables and chairs are all different beautiful artwork from Mexico and the chairs are actually quite comfortable to sit in, Cushioned and a high back! As of right now I would have to say that this is a great place, and the more time that passes you can see the increased traffic in there and before they know it they will have to move to a larger location!

Cedar Park needs a variety of places to eat and have Happy Hour at, and this has been added to my list for sure! 

Try them out and enjoy. I tried to look there website out and it wasn’t working. I apologize
They are located off S. Bell Blvd (some know it as old 183) in the shopping center with Ace Hardware and Moonie Burger’s. 

200 South Bell Boulevard  Cedar Park, Texas 78613
(512) 344-9389