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Favorites at the Gristmill (Gruene, TX) and Boudro's (San Antonio, TX)

Favorites at the Gristmill (Gruene, TX) and Boudro's (San Antonio, TX)

Old Feb 12th, 2009, 01:38 PM
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Favorites at the Gristmill (Gruene, TX) and Boudro's (San Antonio, TX)

I'll soon have an opportunity to visit two favorite restaurants but I'm always wanting to try new things.

What are your "must have" dishes & drinks at :

Gristmill (Gruene, TX) and Boudro's (San Antonio, TX)
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Old Feb 12th, 2009, 01:42 PM
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Hola, Moldy! My "Must-Haves" are my fodorite friends that I met in Gruene! Their silver coin margarita was pretty tasty.

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Old Feb 12th, 2009, 02:00 PM
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Now hold on just a minute there, moldy. You're comin' up this way without saying hello? [-(

Man, I think I'll just go crawl in a hole....
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Old Feb 12th, 2009, 02:17 PM
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At Boudro's, we like to get their tableside guacamole. They bring a little cart with limes, avocados, etc. to the table and make it fresh right there. Pair it with a prickly pear margarita, and it's good stuff. I like the fresh trout at the Grist Mill; they have really good homemade wine coolers too.
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Old Feb 12th, 2009, 02:57 PM
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The prickly pear margarita at Boudro's is really excellent (better than the one I had in Austin where the bartender told me he makes the best one on earth )
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Old Feb 13th, 2009, 09:52 AM
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My best friend and I are going to play hookie from work in a few weeks. A girl has to plan, you know!
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Old Feb 13th, 2009, 09:53 AM
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You know how strong the power of suggestion can be? My mouth just started watering!
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Old Feb 13th, 2009, 02:51 PM
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Well, girlfriend trips are wonderful. Have fun!!

I can never go to the Gristmill without ordering their famous onion rings. Talk about mouth watering!

Don't forget to walk across the street to the 5 and dime (or whatever it's called). Lots of good Texas fixins, plus Blue Bell ice cream cones if you're still hungry.

(Sure would be fun to have another GTG down there, wouldn't it. Didn't I hear BeachGirl might be coming back? :-? )
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Old Feb 14th, 2009, 06:22 PM
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Another GTG would be fun!

BeachGirl - Don't you keep a bag packed for spur of the moment trips!?

It would be great to see everyone again.

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Old Feb 18th, 2009, 06:12 PM
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Just thought I'd bump this up to the top.

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Old Mar 6th, 2009, 02:37 PM
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I leave this Friday for a long weekend with 3 other girlfriends for a GIRLS GET-AWAY weekend. Two of us lived in San Antonio, but a very long time ago, and the other 2 have not been there before. We're staying at Homewood Suites on the Riverwalk.

What restaurants can you recommend and what night spots? We're not young chicks - in our early 50's.

Some of the restuarants I recall as good possibilities were Budros, Paesanos, the Flour Mill place for brunch (name??), La Margarita in the Square, and one restaurant on the NW side of town - La Fogata. Can someone give some updates on these places and other good suggestions?

PS. Off topic, but anyone else having difficultly getting used to the new Fodors Forum format here? I find it more difficult to easily search and find the answers I am looking for.
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j, see my comment about Boudro's up above; it's good. We went to La Fogata recently and had to wait so long that I thought I would pass out! Very good margaritas though.
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Boudros makes an excallent guacamole using oranges instead of limes. Very tasty and different.
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jmbklj--we enjoy going to the El Mercado. There is a restaurant there that stays open 24 hours (or at least it did when we were last there three years ago) and it was very good. Take a taxi and enjoy the marketplace.
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cjml - I think you are describing Mi Tierra's for 24 hour service.

They have a large case of pastries that will tempt you upon entrance. We always have to get some to take home. I like having breakfast there.
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