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Manvel Seafood & Grill

Posted on November 17, 2016 by in The Galloping Foodie

We have found some GREAT affordable seafood here…

Manvel SeafoodWe can’t say enough about the freshness of it and the great service you get. Their LUNCH SPECIALS are very affordable, filling and they get them out pretty darn fast. If you like seafood but don’t want to pay arm and a leg for it, this is a great option.

 
Take a look at this Boudin Royal…

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Although we didn’t catch it on the lunch special – it was so worth it!

  
Look at these plates, even the fries were awesome!

You can read the whole review and look at their scorecard in the Holiday issue of the Good News.

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Good News FALL Issue

Posted on October 28, 2016 by in More Issues

Join us this month as we explore a TEXAS state park and celebrate autumn finally arriving in the south!

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1. If you want to BINGE read only good stuff CLICK around the website & read or download everything that looks interesting.

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Lercy’s Diner

Posted on October 25, 2016 by in The Galloping Foodie

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The next time you find yourself on I-10 between Beaumont and Houston at lunch time, we have located not one but two – great choices!

Mark and Joy Cooper serve up some great lunches from their steam tables. Each location offers a choice of several entrees, a long list of vegetables to choose from and you get a bread choice and dessert, all for less than $10.00.

The food is very tasty, the line moves pretty darn fast and the service is great!

The serving sizes are on the small side by today’s standards, but that’s actually not a bad thing and here’s why…

They serve the meal like it was done in the old days, complete with vegetables, choices of breads (biscuit, yeast roll or cornbread) and a dessert. By the time you eat everything on your plate you are full, but not miserable. And we consider that to be a GOOD thing! 

2 locations to serve you

1203 North FM 565 in Baytown, Texas (281) 576-6975 and 2122 Hwy. 124 South in Winnie, Texas (409) 296-3299

We have been to both of them and they both get two thumbs up! You can see more photos and details in the FALL issue of the Good News Magazine.

When you hear the owner call most of his customers by first name, you know you’ve found a good home town business.

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Self Control is About Becoming a Better You!

Posted on August 12, 2016 by in More Issues

Self Control

Join us this month as we attempt a 90 Day Challenge to become better people. If you’re in a rut – you have come to the right place to be encouraged out of it. As always feel free to SHARE the Good News with anyone you know that needs some encouragement.

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It’s the SIMPLE THINGS we love.

Posted on July 21, 2016 by in More Issues

Simple Things

Join us as we look for the SIMPLE THINGS that we love in this issue and as always feel free to share anything you like, it’s all FREE to everyone.

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Tookie’s

Posted on July 19, 2016 by in The Galloping Foodie

An AMAZING Place to Eat!

The praise for a GOOD burger never ends at Tookies.

The Galloping Foodie loves date night in his old stomping grounds.

Watch this great video put out by the Travel Channel (it’s FOOD porn for sure) to help you decide what to order before you go!

For the latest review CLICK HERE! It starts on page 6.

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 May 2012 Review

It was one of those weekends; the Boss was bored, and hungry.

I told her that I would take her out to eat and she jumped on that suggestion like a tick on a hound dog. Within twenty minutes she was showered, dressed and ready to go. I had heard on face book that Tookie’s in Seabrook had reopened, and I wanted to see if they were still as good as they were in the past.

The food was just as great as I remembered.

I ordered the ½ pound bean burger. It’s a half pound burger on a base of refried beans with crushed Fritos and dressed with Pace Picante Sauce, cheddar cheese and sautéed onions – all on a sesame seed bun. You can get the single half pound patty or a double with two half pound patties. It’s so large that you can’t really pick it up to eat it or risk getting all over you, so I ate mine with a knife and fork. It was excellent!

The Boss ordered the Squealer burger. It’s a half pound certified Angus beef patty blended with bacon and dressed with mayo, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickle, and onion. The Boss said that her hamburger was awesome, and that is high praise coming from her, because she’s pretty picky. She also ordered a combination order of French fries and onion rings. They are excellent and handmade. I ate a few so I could express my opinion, but I was stuffed!

This iconic eatery had to be restored after Hurricane Ike damaged it, and the Boss says that the bathrooms are all brand new, clean, and roomy. They managed to retain a lot of the original décor from before the storm so old customers will recognize the place.

They do have one new thing though, they now serve mixed drinks in the place. I believe this is something new, because I don’t remember them doing that before. I’m pretty sure my high school classmates would have shown me there fake ID’s if they could drink beer at Tookie’s back in the day.

This restaurant has many fond memories for me, and I can recommend it to my readers without any hesitation. The food is great, the amenities’ superior, and the price affordable.

Till next time eat out often, eat well, and please support the small business people when you select where you want to eat. Demand good food, and fair prices. It’s your money and you should get what you pay for each and every time.

The Galloping Foodie

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Patience is…

Posted on June 9, 2016 by in More Issues

Patience

Please enjoy this new issue as we look at how patience can help us enjoy our lives. As always feel free to share with anyone who needs encouraging.

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The Foodie LOVES Sushi

Posted on June 3, 2016 by in The Galloping Foodie

If you LOVE beautiful tasty food… this is the place to go!

We have had numerous date nights here and have never been disappointed. The owners, Mr. and Mrs. Kenny Wang go out of their way to make sure everything is perfect. We don’t eat the REAL sushi, but the cooked choices are absolutely awesome. You literally want to get every drop of their sauces sopped up just like gravy on a biscuit.

Sakura Japanese Sushi

The crab puffs… hands down BEST we’ve ever eaten and the dipping sauce for them – just perfection. The food is not spicy hot, it’s just very, very flavorful. Everything we have tried has been awesome.

Look at these photos, don’t they make your mouth water?

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The most popular item is the Shaggy Dog and it obvious why… it’s just a big bite of heaven. One of us orders it every time we go and the other ventures out and tries something new. The lobster roll is fabulous and the Bento Boxes come with a clear soup that has more flavor than a lot of restaurants can get in a chunky meat filled stew. 10391010_921662291186364_1782746391674400651_n

 

If you like GOOD food, love to try new things and want to patronize family owned places… this is a GREAT place to go. Or if you are just tired of the same old places, this place is a real nice treat.

You can now order online for pick up from their website right here –  http://www.sakuraalvin.com/ or have a look at their menu.

Score Sheet

And yes there are other selections available if you have to bring kids or non-adventurous types with you. ;)

If this doesn’t look GOOD to you…

    

     You should probably just go get yourself a burger somewhere.

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Gratefulness

Posted on November 19, 2015 by in More Issues

Gratefulness is sharing our lives with those we love.

We have so much to be grateful for… please SHARE this issue with anyone who needs to be reminded how blessed they are.

 

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The Good Life is…

Posted on October 23, 2015 by in More Issues

The Good Life is… letting our spirit live in the forefront of our lives!

Join us this issue & please feel free to share the magazine with anyone you know that needs some encouragement. 

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