“New” (old) pants

In December of 2008, I ordered some pants from Amazon.  They “almost” fit, but not quite.  So, I hung them up (tags & all) in the closet, where they’ve been gathering dust ever since.  The thought was “some day, I’ll get back into those.”

Well, that day, I ordered more pants of the same size, but with “comfort fit” waist.  Comfort fit is code for “has some elastic and will stretch a little, but you can fool yourself by thinking you’re still wearing the same size ‘because the label says…’!”

In July of 2010, I ordered more of the “comfort fit” pants in that same size.  But, when they arrived, they didn’t fit.  I set those pants aside (tags and all) and ordered some BIGGER “comfort fit” pants.  At that point, I think I didn’t return them because I was a bit embarrassed about “how big I was.”  Boxing them up felt like I would have to confront something within me and I just wasn’t ready to do that yet.

Those pants actually didn’t even make it back to the closet.  They ended up mixed in with some other stuff in a different (non-clothing) closet and forgotten about.

This morning, I was looking for some things and I happened across that second order of pants.  I looked at the tag and wondered “How far away am I from fitting into those?  Probably a while.  But, what the heck!?  Try ’em on and see for yourself!”

So, I did.  They fit.

“They fit!?  WOW!  They actually fit and they weren’t too tight!  AMAZING!!”

The next pair was a LITTLE more snug, but not uncomfortably so.  That eventually led me back to the first closet, where those 2008 pants were still hanging (tags and all).  They don’t quite fit, yet.  But, maybe by the end of the year!

More progress that I can feel good about!  Woohoo!!  🙂

Cuco’s Sandwich Shop

Let me start by saying I am not a professional food reviewer.  I have had no formal culinary training and I receive no compensation for any reviews I post here.  I just know what I like and I occasionally decide to write about a place that I have some sort of strong feelings about.  Usually good feelings, but not always.  🙂

Today, I’m going to talk about a sandwich shop I found, thanks to Groupon.  Actually, I think I heard about Cuco’s Sandwich Shop before Groupon sent me an email offering discounted food.  But, my feelings were pretty much this.  “A sandwich shop is a sandwich shop.  Why would I mess with driving over to Rufe Snow to check out a sandwich shop?  Ugh!”  So, Groupon’s offer of discounted food gave me a little more motivation.  “Cheap food!  Woohoo!  I guess I can deal with Rufe Snow for that!”

Every time I’ve gone, I have had a sandwich.  I think I usually get the Cuco’s Deluxe, figuring “if they put their name on it, that’s probably the one they’re the most proud of.”  I like it.  Don’t get me wrong.  But, the sandwiches aren’t the main reason I go there.  I mean, c’mon, if you put some standard meats together, slap it on some bread, and throw it in a press, you’re going to get a certain commingling of flavors that may be good, but probably aren’t going to slap your taste buds and say “You’ve GOTTA come back for more of THIS!”

Besides, I usually get the sandwich to go, which means I’m eating it cold from my fridge, several hours later.  So, I’m probably not getting the best version of their sandwiches, by the time get around to eating them.  So, I’m probably partially at fault for my “good, but not great” attitude towards the sandwiches.

Their lunch specials, on the other hand..  I like those a lot!  Due to their limited hours (closed Sundays, only open 10a-3p Mon-Sat), I can usually only get over there on a Saturday.  I try to get there by a few minutes after 11.  The closer to noon it gets, the more of a lunch rush there is, and at that point, they have more customers than places to seat ’em.  🙂

I usually go back & forth between the fried pork and the roasted pork with congris (Cuban rice & beans), a salad, some sort of drink, and their little bread basket.  I’m not big on salads (if you’ve ever seen me, that wouldn’t be a surprise – hahaha).  So, if the food comes out quickly enough (it usually does), I don’t dwell on the rabbit food too much.  I really like their pork, though.. and the rice & beans.. and the bread, for that matter!  I suspect the bread isn’t made on site, but I haven’t asked.  It goes well with everything else, though.

Cuco's Roasted Pork and Congris Saturday Lunch Special
Cuco’s Roasted Pork and Congris Saturday Lunch Special

So, long story short, if you’re ever in the area of Glenview & Rufe Snow and want to try something a little different, give Cuco’s a try.  *I* prefer the lunch specials to the sandwiches, but either option is a good choice!

OH!  They also have some foods and beverages for sale (like a mini-market) that have a bit of a Cuban flare..  I’ve tried several of those, too.  So far, more hits than misses.

If you want a look at their menu, someone was kind enough to post images on UrbanSpoon.  So, click here to see the menu.  The prices are probably a little off, but you can at least see what the food choices will likely be.

Enjoy!  🙂

Cuco’s Sandwich Shop
6650 Glenview Dr
North Richland Hills, TX 76180

Hours :
Monday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sunday Closed