Big Tex Cantina!

Friday night I enjoyed happy hour a little too much, so I didn’t do to much on Saturday. I mean work has been so insane that a VERY happy hour was needed. Sunday morning I was starving, so we decided to run down to Decatur and eat at Big Tex Cantina. We’ve eaten there before and we both really liked it. It’s hard to get TEXAS cooking here in the dirty south. Chad was thrilled to actually get white gravy on his chicken fried steak.

Big Tex Cantina Menu


I ordered one of the many specials which was a 8oz ribeye, eggs, toast and home fries. I’ve never had steak and eggs before, I’m not sure why, I just figured it would be way too much for breakfast. As I mentioned before, I was starving. Y’all the ribeye was absolutely out of this world. So juicy and so well seasoned that I haven’t shut up about it since my first bite. I have just never encountered a breakfast I’ve liked as much, and I eat some damn good breakfasts. I cannot wait to go back and order this again. Look at this amazing plate of food. It was so good, I really cannot shut up about it.
8oz Ribeye + Scrambled eggs, + Home Fries + Toast - Big Tex Cantina

8oz Ribeye + Scrambled eggs, + Home Fries + Toast

Chad ordered the Chicken Fried steak and white gravy with 2 eggs over hard, home fries and a biscuit. I tried his chicken fried steak and it was great, he was happy but I swear my ribeye was one for the record books.

Chicken Fried Steak + 2 Eggs over hard + home fries + a biscuit

Chicken Fried Steak + 2 Eggs over hard + home fries + a biscuit

As awesome as that meal was, and it was just so awesome… THIS was parked outside. A Jeep Willie!! The cool thing is, that it’s still running and registered in Fulton county! Bravo to the owners as it was a bit warm to sit in a ride which is all metal.

Jeep Willie

Jeep Willie

Jeep Willie

4/12/2012 Leon’s Full Service & Smiles

Saturday after the Oakland Cemetery  Tour, we were STARVING, we also wanted beer, beer from the Brick Store Pub.  We decided to try Leon’s Full Service for lunch, since I had heard such good things about their food. I was especially excited about their fries and the choices of dipping sauces.  I love fries and dipping sauces make for even more merriment for my meal!  The choices of dipping sauces are: garlic aioli, goat cheese fondue, peppercorn gravy, masaman curry, madras curry catsup, leons bbq, traditional mayonnaise, smoked tomato mayonnaise, black pepper mayonnaise, fresh horseradish mayonnaise, bacon herb mayonnaise, cucumber-dill yogurt, leon’s catsup, mango-peppadew catsup. ( please note that I copied these off of the Leon’s Full Service website ) I chose the Garlic Aioli and the Goat Cheese Fondue. I ordered the slow roasted beef brisket, black peppercorn gravy, fried onions, served open faced sandwich for my lunch, with the fries on the side.

OOOOhhhh Y’all this was delicious! I have a thing about soggy bread so I don’t usually order sandwiches with gravy on them, but here at Leon’s they toasted the bread, so there was no sogginess, and it added a nice crunch as a companion to this delicious brisket and peppercorn gravy.  It’s a must have!!!  The garlic aioli sauce was my favorite of the two dipping sauces.

Chad had the Lamb Burger special that they were running that day, and he loved it as well.

To wash down all of this glorious food, I ordered a Crispin cho-tokkyu cider which is made with saki yeasts.  If you’ve ever had any of the Crispin Ciders you know they have some interesting recipes and very interesting flavors.  I’m not a huge saki fan, but this was good.  I’d buy a bottle.

Leon’s has a really cool looking patio, which was full when we arrived but we got a seat next to the patio and the windows were open, so it was lovely. The service here is GREAT the servers were friendly and accommodating and seem to really enjoy working there.

I will certainly return to Leon’s Full Service. It’s a great place!