One of my favorite things to do is to drive through small towns and find interesting shops and eating establishments. On this day we were in Helotes, Texas; a small city right outside of San Antonio, Texas. As we entered the city I saw the coolest country store that had an awesome truck parked outside of it and signs, all kinds of signs posted on and around the building. I knew we had to stop; so we did.
My husband had previously read that John T Floore Country Store was listed in the 2001 Texas Monthly as one of the '50 Things Every Texan Should Do'. I am happy to say that over the weekend, 5 Fauci Texans did and it was fabulous. On a side note, this establishment is not only an eating establishment but also a bar that plays live music with some pretty amazing artists. Now since we had the girls with us, we were not able to enjoy the night life but we were able to enjoy the food that was served during lunch.
As you enter John T Floore's Country Store you are stopped in your tracks by the inside decor. I was loving the outside decor but the inside was crazy cool! After we ordered our food, my husband and I just walked around and studied all of the signs and pictures and everything else that made this place so awesome.
The menu looked delicious! I was not very hungry but I knew I wanted to eat. My husband ordered the pulled pork bbq nachos with a side of cole slaw and I went ahead and ordered the pork tamales; why not, right, they raved about them on the signs outside. My girls, as usual, split a kid's cheeseburger meal with french fries.
After we ate our amazing food we decided to walk around outside. John T Floore Country Store has 2 stages, one inside and one outside. The one outside is so Texan (aka freaking awesome) and there is so much seating outside. I will be trying my hardest to pick a day and find a sitter for the girls and see what the nightlife at John T Floore Country Store is all about. I hope I get to see Willie!
If you visit San Antonio or if you live in San Antonio or in the surrounding area, you should definitely visit this country store. Either stop by for a bite to eat or come on down for the night life. I know we will be back and this time I will be hungry! (SN- if you bring your kids, tell them not to wiggle in the chairs, they are cool chairs but not too sturdy. My sweet Bell took a backwards dive, but hope this will teach her a lesson ;-) )