Celebratory Dinners...

After our Daughter was informed that she had a real job I said I would take us all to dinner and asked where she would like to go.  She decided that she wanted to go to the T.E.A. Cafe on Campus Corner which is located just across from the University on Asp Ave.  We said fine and proceed to go about putting up the gates to keep the dogs out of the kitchen while we are gone.  Big boy likes to get up on the counter and nose around. 

We headed off to Campus corner, Dave dropped us off at the cafe so we could get a table and he went to find a parking spot.  We had never been to this particular place and were in for a treat.   This place specializes in Asian food and teas of all types.  After getting a menu, Christie got the Sweet and Sour Chicken, Dave and I tried their rice box meal which is quite clever, you get to choose your meal and what you would like to have.  You get soup, spring roll, rice, choice of steamed egg or fried cream cheese wanton. Dave got the wanton I got the steamed egg which was delicious .  He got beef, I got chicken with all the vegetables offered.  We both got the brown rice. Christie ordered a Boba tea, which is an iced, milked, black tea with boba or more commonly known as large tapioca balls  (that taste like chocolate gummy bears) layering the bottom of the glass, Yum!  So I got one as well.  Dave never gets hot tea but decided that he wanted some Earl Grey.  The price was not too bad. It came to about $10.00 a person and we ended up taking food home. We will go back. 

The next day I read about a new little Mexican restaurant in Norman in our student run campus newspaper. Los Vaqueros located in Robinson Crossing at Robinson and I-35.  It was a basic little hole in the wall with no frills decor, but the service was great, food was good, muy bueno, less denaro than the night before, we will return. 

We started off with very fresh chips, salsa, cheese queso and a very spicy salsa, not for the faint of heart. Warm flour and corn tortillas. Our dinner was out on our table in less than 10 minutes.

El Burro Dinner
Dave never varies from a shredded beef burrito.  On the other hand, I always try to have something new so I can broaden my food tastes.  I'd like to introduce the Bottana Loca, which  is grilled jalapeno peppers ( which I tried the tip of one), onions, beef and chicken fajita meat, sliced potatoes with avocados and tomatoes on a bed of lettuce accompanied with a half of a lime. Yum!      
Guisos Special

Bottana Loca
Christie had the Guisos Special with her choice of beef or pork chunks cooked in red or green spicy sauce served with rice and beans with avocado slices on top.  We enjoyed the food at both of these restaurants. If you like simple but good, like us, you will enjoy them as well.

Happy trails...


  1. Remember that Asian restaurant for us to try when we come see you next month. Yes, we plan on coming to visit you on our way to south Texas. Surprise.

  2. Anonymous9/21/2012

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  3. Which one?

    Both restaurants are located in Norman, OK. T.E.A Cafe has two locations. One on Asp Ave. near Boyd Street located on the west side of Asp, the other at Alameda and 12th. next to the Homeland Grocery Store.

    Los Vaqueros is located on the West side of I-32 and North of Robinson St. in the Robinson Crossing Shopping center. It has a big yellow sign out front. You can't miss it.

    Hope you enjoy the food as much as we did.

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