My wife and I took our three children (9 7, and 2) to Pecan Street Station yesterday evening. They recently built a new location next to the Pflugerville Library. Truth be told, we never went to the old location up the street, because it had more difficult access and parking. In fact, I hadn’t actually made the connection that it was the same establishment, with the new and expanded place. They moved about four or five weeks ago.
Upon entering, I noticed a very fresh-looking salad bar to the right and some friendly faces at the counter. Then, we were struck by how reasonably priced everything was. A quarter pound burger for $2.59? All-you-can-eat salad bar for $5.99? WOW!
Clearly, they are doing something right, or perhaps they pay more than average wages, but everyone working there was impossibly friendly, from the girl at the front counter, who took time to compliment our kids, to the salad bar guy, who struck up a nice conversation with me, to the manager, who kidded with my son.
Overall, they just simply seemed happy to be there, and for that I was thankful. It’s nice to visit a place where people are pleased to have you.
I opted for the salad bar, and my wife had the grilled chicken sandwich. Our girls each had the kids’ hot dog meal, and my son had a grilled cheese.
While we were eating, my wife and I chatted about the fact that Pecan Street Station was exactly the type of place that we will likely frequent, since we can get healthy food and the kids still enjoy their menu, too. Their meals were served in a cardboard “space car” along with finger puppet toys. My older daughter kept the car and brought it home with her. Essentially, it’s like being able to get higher-quality food with McDonald’s perks. The only thing missing was a playground.
After dinner, we went next door to the library and spent some time picking out books. It was a great evening, followed by a swim at the Meadows of Blackhawk pool.
I hesitate to say that it was perfect but it was darn close. The food was awesome, and our total was a mere $26 for a family of five. We met a neighbor family last night the pool, and they raved about the inexpensive and generous breakfasts at Pecan Street – maybe that will be the next item on our agenda.
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