With doors that stay open until 3 a.m. most nights and items such as brisket tacos, foot-long corn dogs, and tator tots wrapped with bacon and deep fried, AJ's Ranch Road Grill is the perfect spot to grab a bite after a night of revelry. This is especially true if you're a Texas State student or alum?AJ himself graduated from TSU, and fellow bobcats have a special place in his heart.
But if you went to a different school or earned your diploma alongside a little redheaded orphan at the School of Hard Knocks, AJ and his family will still send you home with a belly full of tasty barbecue and Tex-Mex. They whip up everything from smoked chicken to breakfast tacos to an Angus burger topped with bacon and a fried egg. For dessert, freshly baked chocolate chip cookies fly out of the oven and onto plates.
It happens all the time: you're looking at a menu, and you just can't decide between two dishes. A hearty burrito, or crispy flautas? It's enough to make you drop an exasperated expletive. But at Super Burrito, you can solve your dilemma by simply ordering an F-Bomb instead. It's a burrito stuffed with rice, beans, cheese, sour cream, and, yes, a trio of chicken or beef flautas.
This have-it-all ingenuity is part of what's made Super Burrito so popular. For further proof, scan the menu's All-Time Favorites section, which includes similarly hodge-podge dishes. California fries are smothered with carne asada and cheese, and the SB burger is layered with jalape?os and guacamole. But whatever the dish, Super Burrito will make it using fresh, natural ingredients. The restaurant is so committed to that policy, in fact, that when there was a lime shortage earlier this year, they temporarily stopped serving limonada rather than make it from artificial flavors or attempt to clone the last cup.
Coastal seafood meets traditional Mexican recipes and American favorites at Tres Hermanas Restaurant & Cantina. Diners take their pick of a wide range of spice-laden dishes, from beef tips cooked in Mexican stew to pork fajita enchiladas in a choice of sauce. Steak takes a few forms at Tres Hermanas?new york strip and rib eye come paired with jumbo shrimp, and grilled salmon and tuna steaks arrive to tables with grilled veggies on the side. Enchilada platters make a name for themselves here, with offerings like beef fajita and seasoned shrimp, as well as house specials such as chile relleno and southwestern chicken lettuce wraps. The home cooking also extends to seven burgers, including fish and chicken options, which diners can enjoy inside near the full bar or atop an expansive outdoor patio.
Cuisine Type: All American home-style food
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 50+
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Gourmet burgers and chicken-fried steak
Alcohol: Full bar
Delivery / Take-out Available: Take-out only
Outdoor Seating: Yes
What is one of your most popular offerings? How is it prepared?
Grins offers a Shiner Bock beer-battered chicken-fried steak. It is hand breaded in our special beer batter and then deep fried to golden perfection. Grins then smothers the chicken fried steak in our homemade country gravy.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Since 1975 students and families have been discovering that Grins offers something for everyone. Even if you?re just grabbing a quick lunch, the unique tree-house atmosphere and rambling rooms retains the cozy atmosphere of the original house on which the restaurant is based.
In your own words, how would you describe your menu?
I would describe Grins food as Southern, home-style cooking. Most of the menu is made from scratch, including all of our desserts.