October 11th, 2010

The Week That Was 10.10.10

With The Loop Scoop Superman flying faster than a speeding bullet over to Austin to check out some little music festival they have up there, that left the rest of us to write up The Week That Was. Unfortunately, we’re all pretty boring. Nothing exciting to see here. No week long benders, no sauced up karaoke nights, no all you can eat steak nights. Sorry Houston. Have no fear, though, Paul will be back next week and so will his crazy adventures through H-town. In the meantime, you’ll just have to make do with us.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears go Golfing
With the perfect weather we’ve been having, I decided that Friday would be the perfect opportunity to get out on the links. I am a horrible golfer and haven’t played many of the courses in the area, so I decided that I’m going to set up a monthly game and see if I can’t work on my game a little. For the inaugural game, my foursome and I decided to play Bear Creek. We decided that the Challenger’s course was too easy, the Master’s was too hard and the President’s Course must be just right. It might have been a little above my skill level, but I challenge anyone else to hit a moving car speeding down Clay Road like I did. That is some impressive skill if I do say so myself. The course wasn’t bad, although we didn’t see the beer girl until the sixteenth hole. I blame my lake of inebriation for my poor play. That sounds reasonable.

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Tailgating in the Express Lane
Saturday was the perfect day for a football game. Unfortunately, the game at Robertson Stadium was far from perfect. Luckily, the pregame tailgate more than made up for it. Situated in the RV lot on the West Side of Robertson Stadium, The Coogfans tailgate is open to all fans and only costs $10 for food. This past week, the food was provided by Fajita Express, a new concept that wants to do for fajitas what Pizza Hut did for the pizza. I was hesitant at first, but they know how to make some damn good fajitas. Fajitas to your doorstep. Now that’s a concept that I can get behind. They’re located outside the beltway, but if you’ve got a tailgate or corporate event, they’ll come to you. I’m thinking about planning something just so I can eat some more of their fajitas.

Wings Gone Wild
After watching the Cougars getting drubbed by the Mississippi State Bulldogs, I needed a place to drown my sorrows and catch up on the days highlights. Enter Buffalo Wild Wings in Midtown. They serve food until late, have the TV’s tuned to catch all the highlights and keep the taps open until 2 am, which is just what I needed. Judging from the sea of red, I wasn’t the only Cougar that made a stop at BW3’s post game.

Burger Detective
After a jolly jaunt down I-10 for a shopping trip, we decided to stop in at Five Guys Burgers for a late afternoon snack. For fast food burgers in Houston, I’ve got my money on Five Guys. They are consistently good, fast and always made to order. You know because they yell out how many patties to throw down on the grill after you order. They are actually opening a Five Guys less than 100 yards from my front door, so us inner loopers won’t have to trek out to the boonies of I-10 and Gessner. They might even be open now, but there is no way I was going to chance it and drive all the way home only to be disappointed and lose out on my Sunday Burger Funday. The burger detective is on the case and will find out in the next day or two if Five Guys:Washington Avenue is indeed open for business.

— Stephan

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