Travel for me means throwing most of my cares of nutrition and training out the window and I don’t really deny that. Lucky for me, Tim likes to run and I like to run so I can get some easy runs in so I don’t really throw any sort of run out the window or feel like a bother basing a schedule around when we run. Recovering from the Shamrock half though I felt somewhat bad that we would be running much slower than he would like. Oh well we still ran 71 miles together this week.
But this post isn’t about running. It’s about some of the delicious food that I got my hands on. I actually didn’t have very much that I was disappointed in (normally when you go out to eat for 15 meals, you have at least one that was like meh). I am contemplating adding more dining experiences into my blog. Since I can’t cook but enjoy blowing my budget at various restaurants it seems like a good idea.
Let’s start with breakfast because those are my favorites.
If you are ever in the VA Beach area, I highly recommend it. It’s a small breakfast café and their eggs (not to mention pancakes) are always the bomb. I tend to go every single time I’m home and every single time I see Shannon. They refilled my coffee cup at least a dozen times and you know if I can report that I’m good to go. (OH and they have French vanilla creamer for your coffee on site. If that isn’t enough to convince you…well…I don’t know what is).
Moving on to Texas-
Anyways Tim and I also got breakfast twice in the San Antonio area (post runs) at a little café called the Egg and I. The Egg and I quickly became a Texas favorite of mine since you could get different types of coffee…instead of house you got the choice of house, hazelnut, rainforest and something else tat I forgot. We chose the hazelnut.
The first day I got the Medetterian Frittata (I still don’t know what the difference between that and omelet is that…both are eggs with things in them). I tend to get a lot more egg related foods going out to eat because I cannot cook eggs to save my life. The fresh fruit was actually fresh (that sounds funny but it wasn’t like soggy or weird ha).
We certainly got called out the second day being there again but I’m always a regular places. I had an Avocado and Chicken Omelet. I think the avocado and chicken was a little more my style because it was a bit more filling and after running 15 miles…you kind of want that. I really like avocado (look at me being foodie…what foodie blogger isn’t obsessed with avocado?).
On my last morning before leaving Texas…Tim asks how early I am willing to get up for pancakes. Which in our case was 3:50 am. I showered and was ready to leave by 4:15 (I’m pretty high maintenance…just ask when I decide running an extra 10 minutes is better then an extra 10 minutes in the shower).
For these bad boys at the local diner called Skillets (no website). It’s Tim favorite restaurant and now one of my favorites too. I got healthy chocolate chip pancakes. Just kidding, I don’t think they have voodoo pancakes there…I asked a few times though. Like I’ve said a few times, I normally get egg type things at diners because I can’t cook eggs…I try but fail. They come out burnt and crispy or the yolk breaks…ect. However, you don’t just not get pancakes at a restaurant with a giant pancakes sign. These were really good and I know for a fact when I go back to Texas (not if…when) I will be eating there…a lot…everyday…
Anyways, I have a lot more restaurants that I went to (and will continue to post about). I’m thinking of doing more restaurant related posts.
Question for you: What is the best breakfast place you’ve ever been too?