Yesterday, I talked about my family having cause for a celebration. So celebrate we did, Texas Stlye! I’m a big lover of food, as I’d imagine most people are, and both me and my family agreed that going to a restaurant would be a perfect way to celebrate our achievements.
We decided to go to a Texas style restaurant in our local city, called Texas Steakout Restaurant. I had been here once before, a number of years ago, but couldn’t remember much about it! That’s not to say the place is bad, I just genuinely don’t have the most reliable memory in the world! So I was excited to try it out again and replenish my lost memory. I also want to point out that my photography skills are not the best, as you will see in the photos. As I’m relatively new to blogging, the whole photography side kind of came hand and hand as part of a new experience. Hence, my lack of knowledge on how to take a good photo! It’s something I can’t wait to learn and get better at though.
We had to book a table in advance, due to fact that it’s a very busy restaurant, but upon arrival it was clear to see the place was far from full. We were given a specific time to be there, so I presumed it would be packed to the brim. This wasn’t the case though! Maybe that’s a thing with restaurants nowadays? Booking in advance no matter what. I’m by no means an expert so I can’t be too sure how they work. It seemed to be a lot of graduation students with their family and friends, that occupied the restaurant. Made sense, we were part of the graduation clan too. Obviously, this had no bearings on what was a thoroughly enjoyable and delicious meal!
We enjoyed a three course meal and the service was great, which is always a bonus! For starter, I had Bar-B-Cue Spare Ribs. I’ve always been a big lovers of ribs so this was an easy decision for me to make. The sauce was very nice and I can safely say I needed the wet wipe handed to me on the side. I wouldn’t have liked to have seen my face after devouring these bad boys! The only downside was the lack of meat on them, but I guess that’s always the case with ribs. Then again, I’m also not an expert on Texas food so I could be wrong on that! Can’t say Ireland is known for its ribs.
Up next was the main course, the daddy of the three course meal! After the ribs, my hunger for food was taking over me, so I couldn’t wait to tuck into my next dish. The options were really good, so it was hard to choose. I decided to go for a Mexican dish, Enchiladas. Sorry to any Texas natives I have offended in choosing a Mexican style dish! I have a soft spot for Mexican food and couldn’t resist when my eye caught it on the menu. It was quiet nice, I was hoping for better but my expectations were always going to be high. No doubt I had the plate empty in no time though. Damn, it was spicy! Those jalapeños were hot! It was still enjoyable to eat though, and I instantly felt a food baby emerge as I finished it off. I also got a side order of chips, which was nice too. Loved that the portion size was relatively big too. I hate going into restaurants when all you get is a single carrot on a plate, after paying half a days wages for it.
Then came the pièce de rèsistance, the desert! It’s well documented that I have a sweet tooth, so this was a dish I was always going to look forward too. Another easy decision here, with the warm chocolate brownie and cream always going to be my number one. To say it was delicious was an understatement. Wow! I literally had this gone in less than a minute. You really can’t go wrong with warm chocolate brownies. A good way to end an all round good meal and celebration with the family.
So, as you can now tell I’m a bit of a self proclaimed foodie! My love of chocolate brownies will forever be a part of me. What was the last restaurant you visited? How was the food? Let me know in the comments below!