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“Deliscious”
Review of Bootsie's Heritage Cafe - CLOSED

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Bootsie's Heritage Cafe
Cuisines: American
Description: Telephone 281-516-9699
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Description: Telephone 281-516-9699
Reviewed January 1, 2012

Neat little cafe in a neat little town. Had the black eyed pea gumbo - came with scop of rice and was delcious!

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Thank nurse024
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Reviewed October 6, 2011

My husband and I can hardly believe what happened to us tonight at Bootsie's.

The staff was very nice; however Bootsie's leaves everything to be desired. When we received the check, we noticed that the charge for the chicken and dumpling soup was $9 instead of $6 as printed on the menu. We were told that the soup of the day was the chicken and dumplings--the young lady who gave us the information verified this to Bootsie.

Bootsie said: so you want to pay $6 instead of $9 [price of the chicken and dumpling meal]? Well, you can do that if you want. She started to walk off, but then spun around, came back to our table, and SNATCHED the empty carry out containers off the table and stomped off.

We were flabbergasted. We were then told, politely, by the young employee that Bootsie said the Restaurant.com voucher we had was for dine in only and we could not have the containers to take home our left overs.

We were taking the food home because we paid for it--NOT because the food was that good. The fried green tomatoes were OK--but 6 slices for $6.50? The Mother Rucker Burger was OK--nothing fantastic @$10.75. The Bootsie Bacon Cheeseburger was just OK @$7.50--NOT anywhere as good as the Bugers at JAX Burger. The Chicken and Dumplings tasted as though they had been in the refrigerator TOO long and reheated TOO many times. The Peach Cobbler could have used some peaches; the top of the cobbler was gummy [$4.25 or $4.50--don't recall].

I recall reading a review where the chef/owner at Bootsie's told customers to leave. Guess son and mother are alike.

Incidently, we were the only customers in the place. Wonder why???

Sorry can't give less than one star.

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3  Thank yellowiceTexas
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Reviewed September 8, 2011

Bootsie Nichol has reopened the restaurant after Chef Rucker departed. This restaurant can't decide what it wants to be, so everything suffers: the food, the customer, and his wallet. There was a lot of confusion about what was available, how dishes were prepared, and how to place your food order. Basically, you seat yourself, make your decision, then go to the counter to place your order. You will have to get your own beverages and silverware. Then you wait, and wait, and wait for your food to arrive.

Why, oh why, is a Texas "heritage" cafe serving Carolina pulled pork? Having grown up on Carolina-style bbq, this sandwich was pretty awful on many levels. It was not 'pulled' style pork, the meat was gristly, and it barely had any smoke or flavorings. The crumbly meat would not stay in the sandwich, a sure sign of poor execution. We were told the slaw was being served on the side because they were having problems making the slaw stay on the sandwich. The shreaded (not chopped) slaw was red from beet juice and had a strong vinegar note with little discernable seasonings. I'm glad it wasn't on the sandwich. Half way into our sandwiches, we were brought some bbq sauce. It looked suspiciously runny, so I tried a little on a piece of bread. The red pepper nearly knocked my head off, but again there was a lack of complexity in the flavor. No state would claim this sauce.

We shared an order of fried sweet potato chips. How can you over cook chips and still make them greasy--just horrible and with no sweet potato taste.

The kitchen was full of people, so I cannot understand why it takes so long to make a simple sandwich and deliver acceptable table service. At $7.95 for a sandwich, this place is way overpriced for the inflated 'concept' comfort food it offers. Bootsie, just make some good burgers, home made chicken salad, a few good salads, a nice fresh soup and you could make a go of this place. But I won't be back.

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1  Thank Perkypaws
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