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Enjoying and Connecting with Friends/Neighbors Over Memorial Week-end

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899

When I have people over for dinner I like to plan a menu that doesn’t entail me cooking while they are at my home! I want to enjoy my friends and family in the moment.

Last night I had some neighbors /friends over and since it was Memorial Weekend I decided to have Texas BBQ. I love a BBQ place that is close to me called, InterStellar BBQ. They are only open 11 - 4pm Wednesday – Sunday. If you want to order on-line you need order 72 hours in advance, that way you are assured to get what you want, otherwise they could run out. They have a special door to pick up, thank goodness, allowing you to avoid that long line!

They cook each day so it’s fresh and when it’s sold out they will close their restaurant early. There is always a line and some have been known to get there at 8:30 am, waiting for them to open at 11 am!

We enjoyed dinner and after eating we went out by the pool and their 6 year old swam waiting for my floating solar, colored balls to start glowing in the pool! Her dad made us Blue, Mango and Watermelon Margaritas that were so yummy!

“A good neighbor – a found treasure!”  Chinese Proverb

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Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Dorie- sounds like you had a fun and relaxing evening with your friends. I may have to make some BBQ soon because your post made me hungry for some good ole brisket!!!  Those margaritas looked refreshing. 

May 26, 2024 07:02 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

They were so good especially the blue ones Kathy Streib 

May 26, 2024 07:58 PM
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Hello Dorie Dillard Austin TX this is great that enjoying and connecting with friends over Memorial Day weekend. Have a great Memorial Day Weekend.

May 26, 2024 08:26 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

The same to you John Pusa !

May 27, 2024 07:46 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Dorie like you I do not slave in the kitchen when company comes over, everything is prepared days before and just the things that need to be plated etc. I sadly do not do BBQ anymore because of Diane.... sounds like you had an awesome time, Endre

May 26, 2024 11:40 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

There BBQ is so good it's had to reinvent the wheel so I really like to order and pick up for a dinner with friends and family chef Endre Barath, Jr. .

May 27, 2024 07:48 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Thanks for sharing and enjoy your Memorial Day and remember those we lost in battle. Bill

Bill Salvatore, Realtor- Arizona Elite Properties

May 27, 2024 04:46 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Good morning Bill Salvatore - East Valley ,

Today we honor and remember those who gave their lives in service to our country. Hope you enjoy your memorial week-end.

May 27, 2024 07:49 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

You had me a BBQ, haha.  I do love some good brisket.  I hope that you will have a fun day!

May 27, 2024 05:25 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

I don't eat BBQ often Brian England but I do like to have it on these kids of holidays.

May 27, 2024 07:49 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

That sounds like a wonderful time! I'm glad you were able to get your BBQ food!

May 27, 2024 05:26 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Thank you Kat Palmiotti ..I made sure I ordered in advance!

May 27, 2024 07:50 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Dorie. Like you when it comes to BBQ I order for pickup. Much easier and much better. Sounds like one of your company was a margarita pro! Never had glowing balls when I had a pool. Enjoy your day.

May 27, 2024 05:34 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I think these glowing, solar balls for pools are something they came up in the last few years Wayne Martin 

May 27, 2024 07:51 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is a good recommendation to share. I would love to try their BBQ!

May 27, 2024 07:55 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

It is really good Roy Kelley !!

May 27, 2024 09:07 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

CBS Sunday Morning Segment on Texas BBQ 

A good blog topic for you.

May 27, 2024 07:59 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Thank you Roy Kelley !

May 27, 2024 09:07 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dorie the food at Interstella BBQ must be excellent if they sell out of food.

May 27, 2024 02:55 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

They have quite a business model George Souto . They make fresh BBQ daily Wednesday -Sunday. When they sell out they close before 4:00!

May 27, 2024 04:25 PM
Reputable Realty - Apple Valley, CA
...Marketing your home like no one else will.

I'll tell my kids, they love to go to Austin and they love to try new places.

May 29, 2024 07:10 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

You are the perfect hostess, Dorie...Feed your guests (let someone else cook) and then enjoy a few cocktails!

May 31, 2024 06:00 AM