4 – Worth a visit when in town
3 – Meh; I won’t object if a friend suggests it, but I wouldn’t recommend it on my own
2 – Only if nothing else is open
1 – Run, Sriram, Run!
So what’s Pappy’s famous for? Ribs, the dry-rubbed variety. This was actually my third time at Pappy’s, and I’ve had the ribs on previous visits. They definitely live up to the hype. Today, though, my wife and I would try something different – a Frito pie, with pulled pork in mine and turkey in hers. I also took a bottle of locally made Fitz’s cream soda. Why the Frito pie instead of ribs? It was already late, and we planned to eat heavy pasta for dinner, and I thought the Frito pie was a relatively small portion (plus, being an East Texas native, I’ve had a thing for Frito pies since my days going to high school football games). My recollection was, um, a little off…
Zia’s on The Hill
Giovanni’s on The Hill. We briefly toyed with trying one of those, but considering that we were planning on being out the entire day and wouldn’t have time to change (not to mention we’d probably be tired), we decided to go somewhere a little more low-key. Zia’s was our choice based on reviews, and a couple of items on the menu that my wife really wanted.
(slightly sweet, with a good hint of basil and a solid fresh tomato flavor), but I don’t know, the crusty, kind of hard texture just didn’t work for me. I guess ravioli just isn’t meant
to be toasted. I don’t care for seafood stuffed mushrooms, but my wife disliked them so much that she wolfed down all 6 of them in 10 minutes flat.
lettuce. That’s one of my pet peeves these days – how hard is it to put a couple of pieces of tomato and some shredded carrots in a salad anyway? The diced red peppers were a nice
red pepper cream sauce.