Last week whilst in College Station for some meetings, qb hustled over to downtown Bryan to check in with the good folks at Los Nortenos. The “Brent Averman Special” (see previous post) costs $7.99 now instead of the $1.92 that qb paid when it was a la carte, but the plate is bigger, it still comes out steaming hot throughout, and it tastes as wondrous as it ever did. All of my eating companions loved their Tony’s Specials and the carne guisada.
And no, qb gets no kickbacks or royalties. He pays full price, even when he pays with a credit card.
It’s on S. Main St., across from the LaSalle Hotel.
For qb’s “Brush with Greatness” file:
This old porch is like a steaming, greasy plate of enchiladas
With lots of cheese and onions
And guacamole salad
And you can get ’em down at the LaSalle Hotel in old downtown
With iced tea and a waitress, and she will smile every time
Lyle Lovett, “This Old Porch”
In case you’re interested, the double-meat, double-Death burger at the Dixie Chicken still rocks. Be sure and sweep your billiard table before you play, though…lots of little shards of chalk in inconvenient places, especially around the side pockets and along the rails.