Sunday, October 21, 2012

Have you met Capt. Ron?

Captain Ron’s Seafood
“Are you the captain?” my husband asked the man at the counter when we walked into Captain Ron’s Seafood.
“I am,” the man confirmed, proving that my husband continues his knack for asking the obvious.
The Captain confirmed he gets that question all the time. He’s new to the Westcourt Center, 6385 Calder in Beaumont and we ate there, as guests of my mother, two Saturdays in a row and saw old friend there each time. She’s such a fan she’d already tried a weekday lunch special and her dining partner is recruiting more customers.
My mother ordered several things so we could cover the menu with tastings and we rate bacon and cheese shrimp kisses No. 1. The bacon is fried, too, and it dips into a horseradish- spiked cocktail sauce for more pop. Even the fried onion rings, okra and French fries have an extra kind of crispness what will keep us coming back. If you meet the captain, ask him about oyster nachos.

A photo of a squirrel nibbling this season’s abundant acorns made the Houston Chronicle. The story says maybe this past season’s drought helpd trigger the plethora. Everyone here is talking about all the acorns, and maybe it’s the same reason pecans are  tasting so good. If you know anyone, perhaps in the great city of Groves, who needs help picking their pecans, offer your assistance now.

Get Popping
October is National Popcorn Poppin’ Month, like I need a calendar to be tempted. But has some crazy good ideas that need to be explored. The Popcorn Board sent ideas including Key Lime Popcorn Clusters made with chopped graham crackers, marshmallow crème, butter and lime peel. Nacho Mamma’s Popcorn gets a sprinkle of nutritional yeast, cayemme pepper sauce, garlic powder and sea salt.

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