Our time in wonderful Aggieland has come to an end and so has our B/CS Restaurant Bucket List. Luckily we got to almost everything we wanted to in time.
A little recap, Michael and I have lived in the B/CS for about 6 years (me 5) so we have tried plenty of yummy places, but we had to make a bucket list to make sure we got to all the restaurants we wanted to try instead of always going back to our favorites. By making this bucket list we found a lot of new favorite places that we really liked.
Our list is as follows:
Lakeside Icehouse Grill
Top Of The Hill
J Cody's Bar-B-Q
Good Time Charley's
This list is in no particular order, we just add restaurants as we decide we want to eat there and have not been before or if a new restaurant opens up that we want to make sure we go to.
Here are the last few restaurants we were finally able to scratch off the list.
Lakeside Icehouse Grill -- We have probably been to Lake Bryan about 300 times in the past 2 years and have only eaten at the Icehouse one time. My only regret was waiting so long! I had a delicious chicken wrap and Michael had a yummy hamburger with $2 margaritas to finish up the meal. Michael's parents joined us on the nice early summer dinner on the patio overlooking the lake. It was so nice out there and we wish we would have eaten there more often.
Coco Loco -- We had a bunch of friends tell us about this hole in the wall and had to try it. After the Plaza Hotel imploded last week we ventured over for breakfast at 6:45am and were very pleased! We only went for breakfast, but the dinner menu looked really yummy!
Pho John's -- I had been pushing this down the list for months and finally Michael said we are going to get Vietnamese tonight no matter what, so we got Vietnamese. For the Dexter fans out there, Michael has been wanting to try pho since the first time Masuka brought it up. Me on the other hand, not so much. Michael's pho is the first picture and I had pan fried egg noodles and beef. I thought Michael's meal tasted like bath water and absolutely loved mine. He thought his pho was good, but loved mine. I would definitely recommend this place based on my meal.
Cafe Eccell -- Yummy brick oven pizza! We had pizza here three times after our first trip. Michael and I love pizza and wish we had our own brick oven, but sadly we don't. The BBQ Chicken pizza here is the best, while the margherita pizza was lacking. Service in the restaurant was not that great the one time we ate, so from there after we picked it up.
J Cody's -- Michael and I decided to share a steak the last time we went and it was nice and juicy! We really liked it but did not think it was something we couldn't live without. There are much yummier BBQ places in B/CS.
Sodolacks -- YUM! I had the chicken fried steak and Michael had a nice yummy medium rare steak. And all the sides were delicious! This was very affordable, filling food that if I liked eating southern food all the time I would have eaten there more.
Good Time Charley's -- This was a new restaurant in downtown Bryan that we thought we had to try. We went with some friends and we both agreed it was not worth going back to. It was just ok but there are much better burger joints in town.
Haiku -- We wanted to try a Hibachi grill in town because we love the one back home in Round Rock. My office took us all there for a dinner party and it was yummy! How can you go wrong with fried rice, veggies, and steak! We sat at the end of the table though and got gypped on portions :[ (No link, sorry. They changed the name of the restaurant and I do not remember what it is called)
Hullaballo's Diner -- I already blogged about this experience here! WE LOVE THIS PLACE! Michael actually just ate there again on Wednesday afternoon. Sooooo tasty!!
Grub -- I do not know how this is even possible - we have eaten here about 10 times and somehow I only took a picture one time and it is not even a juicy hamburger?!?! We love this place and tell everyone who likes hamburgers to try it! We have tried all the burgers except the ghost and the mushroom burger and loved all of them. The milkshakes are delicious and so are the sweet potato fries! I'm getting hungry just writing about it.
It is crazy to think this chapter of our lives ended and we will only be going back for hopefully football games and other random events. We only did not make it to sushi and to a really expensive formal restaurant. Which I am thinking is a good thing. When I added sushi to the list I was thinking I would start liking it, but sadly that really just isn't happening. And with building a house, I would much rather spend the crazy amount of money for dinner on something inside the house haha. We loved our time in the B/CS and loved all the yummy places we got to eat :]