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Diana Hendricks | definitive choices
I love lists. I like to make them, and read them, and agree with them, and argue with them. Sometimes I will make a list after I have done some tasks, just so I can check them off my list. I like to read "Best Of..." and "Definitive..." lists so that I can argue and wonder why the editor or author blatantly left something off that I believe should be there. I like lists that are fluid and grow and change. I make notes and file them away for safe keeping and then years later come across them and think, "Really? Whatever made me put the Kaua'i' Grand Hyatt's Lava Flow (sticky syrupy messy rum drink) on my best drink list?" or wonder, "Could I have a category for 'Best Fresh Fish Taco ever eaten on a Shrimp Boat in Port Isabel?'" or is that scope too narrow. This list of lists is definitely a work in progress, and in order to start somewhere, we'll name places close to home or pictured elsewhere on this website. Suggestions? Debates? Bring 'em!
Great Links, Tangents and Vices
Kaffir Lime Martini at Casa Blanca
Lemon Drop Martini at The Beach House
Lava Flow at The Terrace
Margarita at Mi Tierra
Bloody Mary at Alamo Cafe
Chocolate Chocolate Martini at Bar Rojo at the Grand Hyatt
Mosaic Borgo Magredo Pino Nero at Enoteca
Pepe Zavada Anejo Tequila Mexican Margarita at Matt’s El Rancho
Any Wine by Dave Phinney
San Marcos (home)
Palmer’s Restaurant and Courtyard
-Enoteca - best afternoon wine and cheese meeting place
-Matt’s El Rancho - best Mexican food for 50 + years. Tostados con queso with shrimp and Matt's Margarita.
- Elizabeth Street Cafe - best French Vietnamese food - Thanks, Elena!
-The Beach House
-The Shrimp Station
- La Cosecha
- Huisache Grill
- McAdoo’s Seafood Co.
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
-The Coffee Pot - Breakfast
- Cafe Du Monde - late night snacks
- Dickie Brennan's - Milk Punch,
- Automatic Slims
- The Beauty Shop
South Padre Island
- Pier 19
Other "Must Stop" Eateries
Abe's BBQ, Clarksdale, MS
The Boiling Point, New Iberia, LA
Victor's Cafe, New Iberia, LA