Katz’s Deli – The Woodlands TX

Post Covid-19 visit to Katz’s wasn’t as horrific as we had feared. Masks were a thing for both patrons and employees, butthe food had not changed at all! ๐Ÿ™‚

Except to get even better. ๐Ÿ™‚

We started the evening with the Texas Pecan Hummus with Whipped Feta and bagel chips. Amazing flavors that got polished off before the sandiches arrived.

He chose the Klassic Pastrami on sourdough with Swiss cheese and mayonaisse.

I gave in to the hunger and ordered a lean breadless New Yoirker Rueben. For those not in the know, the New Yorker is the humungosized sandwich.With lean meat and no bread it becomes much more diabetic and keto friendly.

Needless to say, we enjoyed out meal very much and left quite satisfied.

Definitely will do this again as often as possible! Not just as a birthday week treat for me. ๐Ÿ™‚

On the 1-5 scale, KATZโ€™S DELI IN THE WOODLANDS has earned:

Cleanliness โ€“ 5

Service โ€“ 4

Quality of food โ€“ 5

Flavor โ€“ 5

Pricing โ€“ 3

Overall experience โ€“ 4.4

KATZโ€™S DELI IN THE WOODLANDS
19075 I-45 North (exit 77)
Shenandoah, TX 77385-8705
(936) 321-1880
Open 24 Hours
https://katzsneverkloses.com/main/

Enjoy! We certainly did!

โ€“ Ann Cathey

Food Porn – Jason’s Deli

Jason’s Deli is fairly widespread, and the food has been consistent and delicious for me over many years and many locations. I’d like to share the most recent visit.

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Broccoli Cheese Soup

 

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Chicken Alfredo
Penne pasta topped with grilled, 100% antibiotic-free chicken breast, creamy Alfredo sauce, Asiago. Served with toasted herb focaccia bread.

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The Plain Janeยฎ Potato
Baked potato stuffed with cheddar, sour cream, butter, bacon, green onions.

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Beefeater
1/2 pound of hot roast beef, provolone, mayo, toasted on New Orleans French bread. Served with a cup of au jus.

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Reuben THE Great
1/2 pound of hot corned beef or pastrami, Swiss, sauerkraut, Thousand Island dressing, grilled on rye.

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What can I say? It’s Great Rueben!

 

Be sure to check out their full menu, including some seasonal favorites!

–Ann Cathey

 

Cafe Michael Burger – Galveston, TX

DSC_0481The steps outside of this pylon mounted restaurant are a tad steep, but we mounted them courageously to find a super clean indoor dining area with an understated surf theme going on. At Cafe Michael Burger you pick up your laminated menu and have a seat while you decide on which offerings you want to order, and there are plenty to choose form. When you are ready, step on up to the register and tell the nice folks what you want. You are rung up at this point and given a buzzer about the size of an old cell phone. It will blink and vibrate when your order is ready. It also reminds you that it’s there when it talks to you.

Patio seating.

Patio seating.

In the meantime, collect your drinks and pick a spot from which to enjoy the view. We sat outside on the patio, which is “screened” with side by side garage doors, most of which were up to give the best access to the scenic view of the Gulf, while the ends remained closed as a wind break. It was a rather chilly day.

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Scenic view of the gulf.

Perusing the menu made decisions difficult. There are numerous burgers at the top of the list, but further down there are some German offerings that were very tempting. Burgers and German food! Can it get any better?

The burger patties are hand formed and not over spiced, though the patties seem a little thin on the bun. The buns are soft and hold up to the juiciness of the condiments and fresh veggies. All meat is cooked through, with no choice that we are aware of.

The sauerkraut is made in house, as we suspect, are the pickle spears that come with some of the sandwiches. There is a hint of sweetness to the mellow kraut, with none of the harsh bite or saltiness many of us are familiar with.

Sides are available in full or half orders, making it easy to be a pig, or to try more than one side without over stuffing yourself.

Condiments are available, though the only things on the tables are napkin dispensers, salt and pepper. Ketchup, mustard, and other items are self-serve from a unit int he main dining area.

DSC_0473Galvez Burger – guacamole, shredded cheddar and mayo, hold the pico de gallo on this one. Guacamole is not just mashed avocado. There’s a bit of spice and diced tomato added, among other things.

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Bratkartoffel (German fried potatoes) are skillet fried to a crisp with onion and bacon. This stuff is potato crack!

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Michael Burger – 1/3 pound beef with lettuce tomato, lots of pickles, mayo and mustard. We opted for no onion and added cheese.

 

 

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Reuben – sliced corned beef with house made sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, Russian dressing on grilled rye. Not greasy. The kraut is very mild and slightly sweet. Served with a dill pickle spear that tasted of the same spices used in the kraut. Very tasty.

 

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Beer Batter Onion Rings – lots of crunch! Real onion battered and deep fried.

 

 

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Before you leave, bussing your own tables is appreciated.

On the 1-5 scale, Cafe Michael Burger gets:
Cleanliness โ€“ 5
Service โ€“ 5
Quality of food โ€“ 4.5
Flavor โ€“ 4.5
Pricing โ€“ 4
Overall experience โ€“ 4.6

DSC_0464Cafe Michael Burger
11150 Termini-San Luis Pass Rd.
Galveston, TX 77554
(409) 740-3639

— Ann Cathey

Food Porn – The First Installment

Writing about food can work up a great appetite, but looking at food can make your stomach complain that you are not paying it any attention.

Being a photographer as well as I writer, I am often confronted with photos that I have taken that don’t quite make the grade as stock photography, but are too good to be wasted. They get lonely when they are simplyย  archived.

Rather than let them sit, I thought I would share some of these tasty items with everyone. Enjoy!

Reuben Sandwich form Wich Wich

Reuben Sandwich form Wich Wich

In case you are curious, check out Which Wich.

Mixed Pastas with "Everything" Red Sauce

Mixed Pastas with “Everything” Red Sauce

 Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread

Raw Veggies

Raw Veggies

Baby Asparagus and Carrots Roasted in Butter

Baby Asparagus and Carrots Roasted in Butter

Homemade Chicken Fried Bacon

Homemade Chicken Fried Bacon

— Ann Cathey