This past August, I accepted a new position that came with a pretty hefty caveat: you will travel one week per month. Always. Forever. Luckily (?), I am single. I have no dog. I have no wife/girlfriend. Hell, I don't even have plants (thanks for the basil, Mike!). My only commitments? Hmm...exercise? Sleep? Yes, and yes, but otherwise, I'm pretty available to jet around the state if and when the work requires it.
While the packing, the hotels, and the travel itself can be a bit daunting, let's talk about the one thing that we adventurous travelers/eaters love most about business travel: the opportunity to explore the culinary scene outside of your hometown. Yes, when I get notified of my upcoming travel plans, I delve deep into the world of "Jeff's restaurant bookmarks" and start constructing my plan of attack to maximize the quality of food and minimize the time spent in hotel cafes and convenience stores. Luckily, I have established myself among my coworkers as somewhat of a resource for food and restaurant recommendations, so they have all been pretty willing to go along with my whims.
Two recent trips have taken myself and two coworkers (on each trip) to Houston and San Antonio, two Texas cities that I, admittedly, have not spent enough time exploring.
Now, I have been (*repeatedly*) told that my blog posts are "TOO LONG," so rather than going into extreme detail about each stop, each dish, and each photo, I have instead offered just a few bits of minor information in the galleries below. Let's see what you, my food-minions (I mean, friends!), all think of this format.
First up, Houston:
And now, San Antonio: