Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Saddle Up.....

Yesterday Linda and I had lunch at OST, a restaurant in Bandera. OST stands for Old Spanish Trail. We sat at the bar, on saddles, and this little guy was watching over us while we had our lunch. This restaurant has been open since 1921 and specializes in Mexican food. They had a Mexican buffet that looked scrumptious but way more food than we could eat. The restaurant was packed but there are so many neat things on the wall to look at that the time passes quickly till your food arrives. Like I said we sat on saddles....by the time we finished with lunch, I felt like I'd been out on a horse all afternoon. Linda and I each had the Bandera special which was a cheese and onion enchilada, covered in a rich sauce and it came with beans and spanish rice. It was really yummy.
We thought this was a cute sign....
Scenery on the way to Tarpley...
After we ate and called on some of the area businesses, we drove up to Tarpley, which is 12 miles from Bandera. One of the campground owners had told us about a restaurant there called Mac and Ernie's so we wanted to go see where it was and check it out.
Mac and Ernie's has been on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (hey Bobbie, have you been here ?). When we got to Tarpley we couldn't believe that such a popular destination restaurant could exist in a place so small. After reading about the menu and watching the video, it sure is on our list of places to eat before we leave this area. Since they are only open on the weekends, we'll probably go there weekend after next, once we move to the Bandera campground. Watch the video and see all the yummy stuff they're cooking up !

2 comments:

Movable Book Lady said...

I kept meaning to go to Tapley's when I was workamping in Concan TX but just never made it. Hope it lives up to the 3D hype. Glad y'all are having some fun for a change. Tell us more about your job.

Jim and Bobbie said...

No, haven't been there but sure will be on our list