Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Let's Eat ~ Flip's Burgerland


    For this month I had to call in a favor to make sure I could be able to review Flip's Burgerland to the best of my ability and Toby totally came through for me.  As the name suggests Flip's is one of the locations downtown, located at 210 Main Street, Sulphur Springs, Texas; where you can grab a fresh cooked burger and fries. I just love the total play on words for the name of this business, IYKYK.  To be clear, burgers is not all they serve, you can have a grilled chicken sandwich as well.  

    If you happen to know, I actually do not eat meat.  When it as suggested I swing by Flip's I had to make a call to see if they could hook me up with a vegetarian option.  We worked it out and based on looks you would never know that I was not eating meat, in my opinion.  Since I didn't want to just eat fries, but they could be eaten as a meal if you only wanted some spuds. 

    I loaded my burger with grilled mushrooms and onions and everything else they top them with, including cheese.  After all what is a burger with out some sort of cheese.  Of course I also ordered French fries.  I loved how if you are dining in, your food comes out right on a piece of paper.  The fries did have a boat to help contain them, but other wise it was straight paper.  Makes clean up easier I imagine. 

    I watched them package up to go orders and he even uses the paper to hold all the fries together when sending the order out.  Great way to save on not having to wash dishes and reducing Styrofoam in the land fill. The fries and burger were hot and delicious.  You can basically take your burger and make it how you want and it will be served to you, just that way.  The mushrooms and onions were done to perfection, and added a wonderful flavor.

    Here is one of the best parts, starting Sunday after Thanksgiving they are going to be open for lunch only, Sunday - Wednesday from 11 a. m. to 3 p . m they will be open and the grill will be hot.  I'm so happy to be able to recommend another restaurant option for guests who happen to be in town on Sunday.  They will also have dinner hours Thursday - Saturday when they will be open from 11 a. m. to 8 p. m.  

    Pull up a chair and order your fresh, hot burger just the way you like it.  You won't want to miss out on Flip's Burgerland the next time you stay at the Oaks bed and breakfast while in Sulphur Springs.  

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Herb Infused Cocktail ~ Rosemary Pomegranate Smash


    One of my all time favorite fruits is a pomegranate.  I know they are a lot of work to be able to enjoy but I truly feel like they are worth every bit of time it takes to help those seeds escape the hold of the shell.  I remember sitting on my grandparents back porch in California slowing making my way through the fresh pomegranate from the tree in their yard.  I was always too impatient to wait until all of the seeds were released to start eating, so I ate as I peeled away the membrane.  Now I take the time to put in all the work and then eat the fruits of my labor.  
    I could not pass up the chance to feature this wonderful fruit in my cocktail this month.  Even though we live in America and can seem to get any fruit or vegetable we want any time of the year, despite the season.  Pomegranates have stayed the course and maintained their seasonal insurgence to the grocery stores mostly in the fall.

    The great thing about this drink is how easy it is to prepare and how easily you can adjust the flavors to fit your taste buds.  If you want it to be a little more tart add a little more lemon juice and pomegranate juice.  A little more sweet, add a bit more of the rosemary simple syrup.  No matter how you choose to make this drink we think you will enjoy every sip.

Rosemary Pomegranate Smash

3/4 ounce Rosemary Simple Syrup
1/2 ounce Lemon Juice
2 ounces Pomegranate juice
2 ounces bourbon

Add everything to a shaker full of ice.  Shake everything up to mix and chill well.  Pour into a tumbler filled with ice.  Garnish with a bit of rosemary.  We also placed pomegranate joules at the bottom of the glass.  


    We hope that you enjoyed this simple and seasonal cocktail.   Our desire for you is to feature it at your next party and then share your enjoyment with us.  As always please drink responsibly and have a designated driver.  Cheers, from the Oaks bed and breakfast.  

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

November Happenings

 I can hardly believe that it is already November.  This year has flown by, and the Holiday season is officially upon us.  What are your holiday plans?  Right now we figure we will be doing some college tours and enjoying the fun that Sulphur Springs has to offer.

Starting of this weekend the Downtown Business Alliance is hosting their annual Classic Car show on the square.  Bring  your cars and family to enjoy checking out all the amazing classic rides, on Saturday, November 5, 2022.

Also on Saturday, November 5 at the ROC, there is a fundraiser for Epilepsy Awareness.  11a. m. to 4 p.m., there will be a spaghetti lunch, vendor show and a car show.

Head on out to Mama's Place for Texafied Jamfest.  This musical festival is going to be great.  November 3-5, 2022.  You won't want to miss this show any day they are open.

Community Players present their show The Diaries of Adam and Eve at the Main Street Theater.  Shows on the 4th and 5th at 7 p. m. 

The High School will be presenting Clue on November 12 & 17th at 7 p. m. and November 13th & 18th at 2 p. m. 

Have your family portrait taken by the talented photographers supporting Redeeming Zoe.  An organization that is trying to bring awareness to human trafficking in the Philippines. 

UPRA - November 17-19 at the Civic Center.  Watch those cowboys and cowgirls do their thing and enjoy the show.  

The Mother's Culture Club is hosting their annual Turkey Trot Thanksgiving day.  Thursday, November 24, 2022.  This is a great event for the whole family.