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Thanks Laura, for finding information about the new bar in Texas City, America's Icehouse. I know they have been working on it for a while now. Sounds like they are putting a lot of attention to detail in it. Looking forward to the opening. Maybe it could be the turning point for 6th Street, and attract more investment and business to that area. Also, I've been trying to keep tract of the new amusement park to be built by the outlet mall, Adventure Pointe. No build date yet, but they will be announcing some of the rides soon. I hope the city, and county, work on fixing the traffic flow in that area. That will be a turn-off for people wanting to go to Bucees or the outlet mall this summer. And, any idea what is being built on the north-west corner of I-45 and Holland RD?

Steve Fouga

We'll check out Mel's for sure. If they have any healthy choices, we'll put it in our rotation.

George Croix

You mean like deep crusted chicken fried steak, double creamy mashed poatoes, both smothered in thick cream gravy, a side of fried okra, and big 'ol drop biscuits (No butter on the biscuits - that stuff's bad for you....[wink])? With, of course, a large Diet Coke, to keep the calories down.
For desert, another biscuit... [beam]

Steve Fouga

Nope, gecroix, that's not what I was talking about.

See, the Island already has dozens of places with chicken-fried steak, fried shrimp, fried catfish, bacon cheeseburgers, enchiladas, chips and salsa, pasta, eclairs, pies, cakes, ice cream, etc... These are the mainstays.

No, what I'm talking about is greens, green beans, salads, spinach, broccoli, etc. Grilled fish, grilled chicken...[rolleyes]

You know, for the once a month or so when we decide to be good, and give our arteries and waistlines a break.

If a new place doesn't have something a little healthy or at least a little different, it's mighty hard for it break into the rotation. [innocent][yawn][sleeping]

George Croix

But, I wear the same size clothes I did when I got married nearly 41 years ago, and am in excellent health.
Why mess with a winning, personalized, consumption strategy...[beam]
I don't mind some of that 'healthy' stuff (greens and spinach...blah...excepted...), and can stomach 'grilled' food if there's nothing else to eat.
I do draw the line at eating cut bait, tofu, bean curd (actually, it should be spelled with a T...) and other such gawshawful crap with all the nutrients and taste of a 6" section of bicycle tire innertube .
I give full credit to clean living, conservative lifestyle, and drinking enough Diet Coke to have all that acid eat any germs and extra calories before they cause any damage.
To each their own.
That's why DQ has more than one menu item...

Steve Fouga

Yes, a person should take full advantage of the choices we still have...[whistling]

Lars Faltskog

That's good, gecroix. For your sake, it's ideal to hold recommended weight. However, I have heard that even "trim" people can have health dangers, and not even know it. Especially if he/she still has rather high metablism and appears healthy and trim.

Thin doesn't necessarily equate to "healthy". I do think it's a battle that many of us continually fight - the concept of eating healthy the majority of time. Sure, one can splurge maybe once or twice a week on fast food (the new B King, blue bell ice cream for example). But, we generally need to stay with the baked fish, chicken, greens, veggies. We need to hold back on white bread, chips, white rice, potatoes. Almost anything "white" isn't good. And.......

Unfortunately, diet drinks are bad for us. I have to admit, I am guilty for consuming an array of them. But, study results say the artificial sweetners in diet soda can interfere with the body's normal response to sugar. Not only that, the acidity in the drinks are unhealthy for the teeths' enamel. [beam]

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