When the husband and I were trying to decide where to move after he retired from the military, we didn’t even consider friends in our thinking. We were looking at places with jobs, military bases, the mindset we wanted, and a lower cost of living. When we settled on San Antonio, it was just an added bonus that we already had friends here.
We met Cory and Christina in Okinawa. She and I oddly met through our blogs, then discovered that our husbands were not only in the same unit, but her husband was the Commander and mine was the First Sergeant of a company. They couldn’t work any closer than that! We became friends and have stayed in touch since. We both have small children, so we make a point to get out and have fun without the kids. Being in a new city, there are tons of new restaurants to try and we are having fun slowly working our way though them. When you take the guys along though, sometimes dinner needs to revolve around sports, so a great sports bar is a must. We decided to try out Buffalo Wings and Rings. None of us had ever been, so why not?
Buffalo Wings and Rings is not what I would consider a sports bar, but it is, the size and number of TV’s proved that. The restaurant we went to in New Braunfels had the bar separate from the restaurant, so it wasn’t too loud, even if it did get rowdy in the bar. The menu is pretty impressive, but I really liked their new Ballpark Favorites menu for baseball season. It’s a super fun menu with specialty hot dogs and starters garnished with caramel corn. I had the Bases Jammed Burger – whipped peanut butter, strawberry preserves, applewood-smoked bacon and pepper jack cheese served atop a fresh, seasoned burger with romaine lettuce. Sounds weird, but it worked. It was really good and the picture doesn’t even show the amount of peanut butter on that bun. I was more excited to try the Funnel Stixx, because if anyone loves funnel cake, it’s me, and they did not disappoint. Even better, all their food is served fresh and never frozen. They also have a chef on staff to ensure you are getting the best quality meal.
Anyways, I’m making myself hungry with all the talk of food. I’m a big fan of games, so we got the guys to stop watching baseball long enough to play with us. Since we were couples, we played a version of The Newlywed Game. All you need to play is a pad of paper, a pen, and knowledge of your better half. It’s always hilarious seeing what your significant other really knows (or more likely doesn’t know) about you!
1. Come up with at least 10 questions for the guys to be asked about the girls and 10 questions for the girls to be asked about the guys. They don’t all have to be the same.
2. Questions can include:
– Where is your partner’s dream vacation spot?
– How do they like their steak cooked?
– What was their favorite subject in school?
– Where did your partner first say ‘I love you’?
– What would your partner say your most annoying habit is?
3. Have the girls sit on one side and the guys on the other.
4. Starting with the guys, ask them the question, but have the girls write their answer on their notepad before the guys answer.
5. 1 point is awarded for every correct answer. Once the men are done answering, switch. The couple with the highest point total wins.
Just try not to take it too seriously and get mad at your partner! It’s hilarious to see what people don’t know, when their partner and their friends even know!
We had so much fun hanging out and watching baseball at Buffalo Wings and Rings. What are your favorite ‘baseball’ foods to eat when watching the game?