How many times have you come across a place that offers decadent chocolates and a delicious barbecue menu? Well, a cozy location in Tomball, Texas does, and it was a first for my hubby and I. I will tell you that Tejas Chocolate needs to be on everyone's bucket list of places to dine. Once you're here, it will definitely go on your list of guilty pleasures. If you're one of those who needs ratings to get you in the door, well, on the "Top 50 List" they were ranked #6 by Texas Monthly. That says a lot. Let me share our experience with you.
So, my husband had the inside scoop on everything they had to offer. He's always full of surprises like that and he absolutely loves visiting and trying highly rated bbq! Because I didn't fully know what to expect, I walk in and become like a kid in a candy store, literally. When you first walk in, the chocolates are the first things you see. I look wide-eyed into the glass case windows at all of the chocolates, my husband redirects me towards the line we're suppose to be in for our barbecue meal. So, while in line, I'm trying to choose what to get before it's our turn and there is so much to choose from. There were several delicious sounding options but I finally picked something I hadn't had in years.
Because I love a good sandwhich, I couldn't pass up on their "Pastrami Reuben w/Sauerkraut" Sandwich. It came with their house dressing and house mustard. I highly suggest trying this sandwhich, if you happen to stop by on a Thursday. That's the only day it's offered. This sandwhich was so much better than I expected. Don't expect a sweet dressing to spread on this sandwhich. No, no, no! It's a beautifully flavored savory dressing that they created and it works seamlessly with everything on this sandwhich. The sauerkraut was amazing and yes, even the mustard was perfect. This is not just a sandwhich; it's an edible miracle that makes your eyes close, everything around you go silent and the only things you're aware of are each and every taste bud experiencing this flavor filled miracle.
My husband's meal consisted of brisket, ribs, jalapeno cheese sausage with a side of green beans and carrot souffle. I never expect any less from him. He loves to see what each barbecue restaurant uniquely brings to the table (no pun intended) flavor wise. So, what he loved about the meat was that they were seasoned nicely, the brisket had a nice smoke ring and had the perfect tenderness, the ribs were cooked well, had a great glaze that added a hint of sweetness, which made them very well balanced and the sausage had a good flavor and was juicy. He enjoyed his sides, but that carrot souffle stole the side dish show. I had a chance to taste a bit of it and I was floored. It was just that good! It would make the perfect dessert even though it's sweet, it's not overly sweet. Make sure you add this to whatever you order or you're missing out!
You better believe I had room for dessert. There were so many chocolates to choose from, it made it hard to pick the first one. My kids picked "It's the Great Maple Pumpkin" "Cherry Jubilee" and "Tomball Tea Party". We (the hubs and I) also added "Sweet Potato & Smoked Honey", "Salted Caramel", Kahlua and a few others to go.
Also, the wonderful young lady who described each chocolate so well, could see that I was indeed was a true chocolate lover, and revealed another Tejas Chocolate treasure.
Though, they had several candy bars to choose from the "Dark Matter" chocolate bar intrigued me. I'm so glad I chose this one. The black chocolate, black pepper infused bar with with the perfect amount of black lava sea salt underneath was so ridiculously good, I wish I'd gotten two of them. This just gives me another reason to go back and visit them again.
If you are ever in the Houston, TX area, you must take a side trip to Tejas Chocolate, in Tomball, TX and experience everything they have to offer. Most important, the staff is amazing. They are so kind and you feel at home. You can tell that they are glad to be there and so you just can't help but feel the same. There is more than what we tried. Oh, if you get their tea, please don't forget to add their mint syrup to your tea. I love mint in my tea, but I never thought to make a syrup. You don't have to worry about trying to avoid mint leaves going up your straw. Genius!!! Please check out their website for more information and exact location: http://tejaschocolate.com
If you've been or if you go after reading this, I'd love to hear your experience.
Thank you all so much for stopping by. I appreciate it!
Who doesn't love a great biker jacket? If you do, now is the time to sport one or two. They're everywhere and come in a huge variety of beautiful colors! You can get them in leather, suede or save a few bucks and go for faux. ASOS has such beautiful biker jackets in tall and average body types, as well as prices to fit most budgets. The "New Look Tall Faux Leather Shearling Collar Biker Jacket" is in a unique color, "Mink". It appears grey in some lighting and in others a beautiful soft mauve. All I can say is, It is simply GORGEOUS!
How I styled this jacket:
It's great with light grey ankle pants.
A black maxi or midi dress combined with this jacket creates a chic look.
Oh yeah and don't forget black jeans with heels or boots. The removable faux shearling collar is so soft and gives this jacket a cozy warm look.
Have you fallen in love with biker jackets this season? Have they been a part of your life forever and you've just been waiting for everyone else to come around? LOL! Whatever the case may be, thanks for visiting me here. Have a blessed weekend, everyone.
When I think of fall and winter the first word that comes to mind is "Cozy". That's exactly the way I want to feel on those chilly to freezing days. At home, on those days, I wrap up in a blanket or a throw, and curl up on the couch with a cup of coffee, hot chocolate or tea. However, you can't always wrap up the same way on an outing. One texture that automatically brings me those cozy feels is "Faux Fur". My love for this type of fur runs quite deep and I don't think it'll ever go away.
Animal fur has been a fashion status symbol since about the late 1900s. Now, though animal fur outerwear and clothing is still available, popular and pricey, we have the faux option. The cool part is that faux fur is so much more realistic looking now-a-days and more affordable than the real thing. Also, I just love the warmth and beauty faux fur pieces bring to any outfit; casual or dressy.
Here are a few of my faux fur must haves:
This very soft purse that easily converts to a clutch can dress up a dress or work well with jeans (black or blue), a white top and a black leather/pleather jacket. (Purchased online at Boohoo)
I love a cute slouchy knit hats with a faux fur ball accent. They are perfect for keeping your head and ears warm when you're out and about. (Purchased online at American Eagle 2016)
First of all, the color pattern in this scarf is absolutely perfect! I wear this piece with a black or tan turtleneck (can include a skirt, dress slacks or jeans). (Purchased at Walmart 2016)
Truly, vests can be such a stylish addition to an outfit, so why not a furry one. This Forever 21 find is the perfect faux fur addition to my fall/winter wardrobe.
There are so many faux fur clothing items you can add to your fall and winter outfits. It's up to you to pick what works for you. I hope you enjoyed seeing what I'm into. If you've been looking for something to add a little more warmth and style to accent what you already have, I hope this gives you a bit of inspiration.
Thanks so much for visiting me here. Have a blessed day!
We all need a good dose of fall greens, and I don't mean veggies. It's true, we need those too. With it being autumn and all, it's easy for us to gravitate to all of the yellows, oranges, reds and burgundies that we see and less of the greens we're losing in nature. Because of this, it's an easy color to forget in our wardrobe. Green is one of the colors that shows life is in a plant and the first sign that a plant is still viable in the spring. I, for one, am a big fan of certain shades of green this time of year.
Let me show you a few outfits I hope gives you some inspiration, and perhaps a bit of life in your fall wardrobe.
Sage green always is a big player for me and I love that I found it in this dress from Old Navy last year.
I love camo print. This top is a "Faded Glory" brand top from Walmart and I couldn't believe the sleeves were long enough. It goes so well with these olive colored distressed jeans.
Lastly, this emerald green, cold shoulder dress, that I recently purchased from Venus.com, is one of my favorite dresses for this fall. I wore it for the first time at my sister-in-law's beautiful wedding in October.
I pray that each of you have a blessed November. Thank you so much for taking a moment to visit me here.