My husband and I are about to take a trip through southeast Texas (leaving on the 16th) -- starting from New Orleans, where we live, to Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Laredo, along and across the border, Brownsville, and back up the coast through or past Corpus Christi, Galveston, and passing through Houston again on the way home. I've gathered a lot of ideas from the board and other sources about the barbecue area around Austin, and apart from that we will be zeroing in on the most authentic Mexican we can find, since there is a total lack of that in New Orleans and we are in dire need of some Vitamin M. We have pretty good antennae for Mexican food joints, but would appreciate suggestions for anything we shouldn't miss. I have posted before on this board about our adoration of the Arandas chain in the Houston area, and I'm sure there are lots of others all along the route.
My mother tells me that she and my father used to visit that area around 20 years ago and they used to like a restaurant in or near Kingsville that was run by the King's Ranch. Is it still there? Is it worth a visit?