I occasionally write about unique eateries that I come across in my travels. In the past I have written about Hillbilly Hot Dogs in Lesage, WV (see link), Voodoo Doughnut in Portland, OR (see link), Lambert’s Cafe – the Home of Throwed Rolls in Sykston, MO (see link), the Wigwam in Ravenna, KY (see link), Fat Smitty’s Burgers in Port Townsend, WA (see link) and dozens of other unique places. Last week (Feb. 8, 2017) we were introduced to another fabulous place called The Shack Burger Resort in Cypress, TX. Much like Fat Smitty’s in Washington or Hillbilly Hot Dogs in West Virginia, this is a quirky themed eatery (or in this case, a resort…).
The place is huge and includes a giant playground for the kids, which includes two old school buses and more. Funky art and rustic decor surround the resort. Its setting in an almost rural area of Houston makes it even more fun.
Of course, decor and quirkiness are a great draw, but if the food is so so, one may not want to return. Not the case at The Shack. Their burgers are huge, flavorful and there is a great variety to choose from. For those that like to imbibe, there is also a full bar. And their Fried Pickle Chips are to die for!
As I noted above, the place is quirky. For instance, the Men’s Restroom is totally quirky/rustic. A really nice touch…
The Men’s Room had wooden Saloon Doors for the stalls and an old rustic sink for washing hands. There was art on the doors and on the walls. No themes….just quirky all the way!!
Everywhere you look there was fun art and unique kitsch. Here are a few more shots of this fun place. Definitely worth a visit if in the Houston area.
Beginning this year, I will participate in the exciting Blogging from A to Z Challenge which has been going on since 2010. The challenge has each blogger select a theme and then do a post thematically from A to Z during each day of April , except Sunday. My blog is number 1337 out of 1670 participating blogs.
What is the April A to Z Blog Challenge?
Every April, bloggers from all over the world participate in the April A to Z blog challenge, and you can too!To play along, all you do is make a blog post for each letter of the alphabet during April, then use the blog hop linky to visit as many other bloggers as you can.
This is my 1st year to try the A to Z blog challenge. I followed some of my other blogging friends in previous years and found it to be lively and fun! Plus, it’s a great way to find interesting new blogs to read! I found a few new ones as a result.
My 2016 A to Z Theme is…
This year, my A to Z posts will take you across the back roads of America to many unique towns, some known for their names, other for unique sites in town.
Beginning April 1 watch for a different post each day. Each one will feature a few towns that begin with the letter for that day and will include a small blurb about the place as well as a picture. Some have quirky names, some have quirky and off beat places to see. All are fun and worth a visit if you are anywhere close to them.
Hope you will have fun with it and visit some of the other great blogs out there.