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Old 06-28-2010, 11:57 PM
 
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Went to Lulu's on Saturday for an early dinner only to find it was closed until 7:30 p.m. (Something told me to call before we left, but I didn't listen!) Very disappointed daughter had been looking forward to chicken fried steak for at least two days and the smell of the cinnamon buns baking was so tantalizing. However, it was not to be.
So! We headed over to Tip Top on Fredericksburg Rd. where our hunger for chicken fried steak was delightfully satisfied. Hubby had fried chicken that he said was as good as he remembered his mama making! LOL!
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Old 06-29-2010, 03:01 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC & San Antonio, TX
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Went to Lulu's on Saturday for an early dinner only to find it was closed until 7:30 p.m. (Something told me to call before we left, but I didn't listen!)
Lulu's used to be owned/run by Lulu and family (her son Mike now owns Green vegetarian cuisine). Their family is 7th Day Adventist, which could explain why the restaurant was closed until sunset on Saturday but I thought that since opening Green, Lulu's restaurant had been sold to new owners.
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Old 06-29-2010, 06:58 PM
 
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Armadillo's burgers off broadway.We got a HUGE double burger and even between 4 of us we couldn't finish it. Pretty good burgers but not very roomy inside.
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Old 06-30-2010, 12:45 AM
 
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Went to Lulu's on Saturday for an early dinner only to find it was closed until 7:30 p.m. (Something told me to call before we left, but I didn't listen!) Very disappointed daughter had been looking forward to chicken fried steak for at least two days and the smell of the cinnamon buns baking was so tantalizing. However, it was not to be.
So! We headed over to Tip Top on Fredericksburg Rd. where our hunger for chicken fried steak was delightfully satisfied. Hubby had fried chicken that he said was as good as he remembered his mama making! LOL!
Might have been a good thing it was closed, I was in there a few months ago and it stank inside. Not sure if it was only that day.

Tip top chicken.
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Old 07-01-2010, 08:04 PM
 
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La Gloria, today for lunch...

I'm still not sold on this place. Sure, they have a good business, but I dare say it's mostly college kids who may or may not know the first thing about AUTHENTIC Mexican 'street food.' I ordered a smattering of fish, gordita, bisteca and other specialties, finding most of them bland and anything but 'street' in nature.

What's worse is that it's pricey for what you actually get: My partner and I spent nearly $40 (no alcohol) on lunch. The service was MUCH better this time around and the meal showed up quickly, but the actual taste was something akin to a higher-end Las Palapas. It had no heat, taste or heart. It felt mass produced.

They still have a fly problem too. They're everywhere. Yuck.

I'll wait awhile before going back. None too impressed.




BN
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Old 07-01-2010, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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I was going to post this yesterday but forget.

Some co-workers and I went to Dough Pizzeria for lunch yesterday, mostly because we couldn't make a decision and I was craving pizza and it's semi close to the office.

I know the place gets great reviews and I will go there again, but for a the great reviews it probably needs a bigger venue at this point. We went at traditional lunch time and were crammed in a smallish table for 4. I felt like the people I was walking by may end up giving me a restraining order if I touched them on my way in, out, or to the restroom....even the waiter (who was a tad over the top with the flirting as it was a table full of 20 something females) was a bit squeezed in.

I got a panceta pizza which was just enough for lunch. I don't think I could have handled the pizza and the salad that came as the special for $10.

Overall it was a snazzy little place and i can understand why people go there and say it is so awesome.
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Old 07-01-2010, 09:17 PM
 
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La Gloria, today for lunch...

I'm still not sold on this place. Sure, they have a good business, but I dare say it's mostly college kids who may or may not know the first thing about AUTHENTIC Mexican 'street food.' I ordered a smattering of fish, gordita, bisteca and other specialties, finding most of them bland and anything but 'street' in nature.

What's worse is that it's pricey for what you actually get: My partner and I spent nearly $40 (no alcohol) on lunch. The service was MUCH better this time around and the meal showed up quickly, but the actual taste was something akin to a higher-end Las Palapas. It had no heat, taste or heart. It felt mass produced.

They still have a fly problem too. They're everywhere. Yuck.

I'll wait awhile before going back. None too impressed.

BN
I agree with you 100% not sure why everyone is gaga over it, very overrated. Anyone been to Mr. Tim's? want to try that place.
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Old 07-02-2010, 07:43 AM
 
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Default last restaurant you ate at.

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La Gloria, today for lunch...

I'm still not sold on this place. Sure, they have a good business, but I dare say it's mostly college kids who may or may not know the first thing about AUTHENTIC Mexican 'street food.' I ordered a smattering of fish, gordita, bisteca and other specialties, finding most of them bland and anything but 'street' in nature.

What's worse is that it's pricey for what you actually get: My partner and I spent nearly $40 (no alcohol) on lunch. The service was MUCH better this time around and the meal showed up quickly, but the actual taste was something akin to a higher-end Las Palapas. It had no heat, taste or heart. It felt mass produced.

They still have a fly problem too. They're everywhere. Yuck.

I'll wait awhile before going back. None too impressed.




BN
Thanks for the warning on the place. I had seen the article in the paper and all,but thought I'd see if they had a website.They do, but it's hard to navigate,etc.
Know what you mean about las Palapas.I prefer El Jalisco in Schertz or even Salsalitos on Nacogdoches to Las Palapas.
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Old 07-02-2010, 11:17 AM
 
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Re: Mr. Tim's (in Southtown)

I have been, several times in fact and each time the place has been so disgustingly dirty that I've gotten up and left. The floors were sticky, the bathroom not cleaned in what appeared to be weeks. It didn't help that my waitress on this last visit had what appeared to be a cold (and didn't cover her mouth when she coughed). Overall, I just don't want to go back- no matter how big the cinnamon rolls, etc. Not worth it to me.

The real kicker came when I posted my experience on UrbanSpoon and got a private message back from 'Mr Tim' himself, chastising me for a good paragraph and saying that my money was no longer good in his establishment. That's a stupid businessman: Instead of listening, he's offended and likely makes no changes in his model.


Eh. I can live without Tim's. Better places for brekkie in this town anyway.




BN
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Old 07-02-2010, 11:20 AM
 
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I was going to post this yesterday but forget.

Some co-workers and I went to Dough Pizzeria for lunch yesterday, mostly because we couldn't make a decision and I was craving pizza and it's semi close to the office.

I know the place gets great reviews and I will go there again, but for a the great reviews it probably needs a bigger venue at this point. We went at traditional lunch time and were crammed in a smallish table for 4. I felt like the people I was walking by may end up giving me a restraining order if I touched them on my way in, out, or to the restroom....even the waiter (who was a tad over the top with the flirting as it was a table full of 20 something females) was a bit squeezed in.

I got a panceta pizza which was just enough for lunch. I don't think I could have handled the pizza and the salad that came as the special for $10.

Overall it was a snazzy little place and i can understand why people go there and say it is so awesome.

Dough does rock, but yes-yes-yes, they need a bigger spot. Since they don't have the room to expand within that shopping center, it's best that they pack up and move to a new development.

Frankly, that place gets so packed on weekends that it's uncomfortable, hot and elbow to elbow. I expect that kind of situation in a place like Manhattan, but here in San Antonio, there should always be a little room to stretch your legs.



BN
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