The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, February 04, 1983, Image 18

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    C«6l Ajeriictaji 'Xepiaj
At Ease
3: Canadian Brass 8 p.m.
Rudder Auditorium
5: Dessert with the Brazos
Pops 7 p.m. — Brazos Center
7: Black Awareness Forum —
“Black History, Its Meaning,
Scope and Challenge" 7 p.m. —
502 Rudder Tower
7-18: African Art Exhibit —
MSC GaUery
9: Dick Gregory 8 p.m. —
Rudder Theater
9-12: Blood Wedding —
Rudder Theater
14: Black Awareness Forum
— “African Liberation Struggles
in the Post-Vietnam Era" 7 p.m.
— 501 Rudder Tower
14-16: Evita 8 p.m. — Rud
der Auditorium
16-19: Student Conference
on National Affairs
18: Eugene Fodor, violinist 8
p.m. — Rudder Auditorium
Rudder Tower
24-26: Buried Child 7 p.m.
— Rudder Theater
25: Miss TAMU Scholarship
Pageant — Rudder Auditorium
28: Black Awareness Forum
— “Issues Facing the Black
World: 1983-2000“ 7 p.m. — 501
Rudder Tower
11: Joel Grey — Dallas Pops
11: Harlem Globetrotters —
Reunion Arena
12-13.* Truck and Tractor
Pull — Reunion Arena
15: Eric Clapton with Ru
Q)oder — Reunion Arena
18: Sammy Hagar — Reun
ion Arena
28-March 1: RUSH —
Reunion Arena
20: "The Big Event" — Stu
dent Government
21: Black Awareness Forum
Malcolm X — a Review of the
60s: His Contribution and Lega
cy on the 17th Anniversary of
is Assassination" 7 p.m. —501
6: The Royal Lippizan Stallions
— Special Events Center 3 p.m.
10: The Harlem Globetrotters
7:30 p.m. — Special Events
13: Eric Clapton with Ry
Cooder and his band 8 p.m. —
Special Events Center
14: Judas Priest with Heaven
8 p.m. — Special Events Center
19: Billy Squier with Saga 8
p.m. — Special Events Center
25: Larry Gatlin and The Gat
lin Brothers with Dottie West
and Razzy Bailey 8 p.m. — Spe
cial Events Center
26: Southwest Conference
Championship Swim Meet —
Texas Swim Center
28: The Kinks 8 p.m. — Spe
cial Events Center
4: RUSH tickets go on sale —
4- 6: Motorcycle Trade Show
— Astrodome
5- 6: Motorcycle Champion
ship — Astrodome
6: Harlem Globetrotters —
9-13: Sesame Street Live —
Restaurants ot a\\ kinds can be
found in Bryan-College Station —
everything from the fast-food and
take-out joints to those of the
wine and dine variety.
But a few restaurants stand out
from the rest — because ot the
overall lack of tact in decor or the
posh-posh image they project —
usually determined by the own-
eris personality.
We've attempted to bring you a
few of these different places but
could not feature all of them. So,
restaurant hunters, don't just
stop here in the search for the uni
que place to feed your face —
there are more to be found. And
all it takes to discover one is time,
money and hunger.
The Texan
Elite eats
by Patti Schwierzke
Battalion staff
The Texan's reputation for
good food was not acquired
overnight. The Texan started as
a drive-in 16 years ago and today
is one of the best restaurants in
Bryan-College Station.
“We gradually changed it
from a drive-in to a restaurant,"
said Diana Tapley, co-owner of
the restaurant with her hus
band. “It didn't happen all at
Robert Tapley was a physics
professor at Texas A&M when
he decided to succumb to his
first joy — cooking — and
opened a restaurant 16 years
“When we first got married,
our hobby was cooking," Mrs.
Tapley said. "We used to have
dinner parties and our friends
would say 'Why don't you all
open a restaurant?"'
All of the entrees are cooked
by one of the owners. All of the
wine is chosen by the owners.
Each time they decide to put a
new type of wine on the menu,
the owners taste at least three
different varieties before select
ing a menu wine.
“We sample all the wine,"
Mrs Tapley said. “We have
tasted at least three wines for
every choice we have made."
The Texan has dishes ranging
from a sirloin steak to quail with
white grapes but their specialty
is fresh lobster.
“We fly our lobsters in from
Boston," Mrs. Tapley said.
“That is one of our specialties
but we also have Chinese food, a
Japanese dish, several chicken
dishes and numerous steaks."
“We love it when students
from Texas A&M come before
some special occasion," Tapley
said. “We have an awful lot of
people who come in often. They
are like regular customers."
Tapley also said that a lot of
their best recipes came from her
father-in-law who was a mem
ber of the Boston Symphony for
57 years. There were people
from all over the world in the
symphony and they scared re
cipes with each other.
Mr. Tapley graduated from
Texas A&M and then they left
for three years before returning
to teach physics. After a while
they decided to open a re
staurant and have never been
“We love it," Mrs. Tapley
said. “People really appreciate it
so it ends up making it all worth
special matinees Saturday and
Sunday — Summit
14: Eric Clapton with Ry
Cooder — Summit
17: Big Band Extravaganza 8
p.m. — Summit
19: Sammy Hagar 8 p.m. —
19: Houston Livestock Show
and Rodeo starts
23: Kool & The Gang —
Rodeo Show
24: Mel Tillis — Rodeo Show
25: Merle Haggard — Rodeo
26: Hank Williams Jr. —
Rodeo Show
26: T.G. Shepard and Lacy J.
Dalton — Rodeo Show
27: Eddie Rabbitt and Ros-
sanne Cash — Rodeo Show
28: Conway Twitty and Syl
via — Rodeo Show
San Antonio
19: Carlos Barbosa-Lima, clas
sical guitarist. 8 p.m. Tickets $5
advance, $6 at the door — Kerr
ville Winter Music Festival
Houston Summit
— (713) 961-9003
Brazos Center —
MSC Box Office in
Rudder Tower — 845-
Frank Erwin Spe
cial Events Center in
Austin — (512) 471-
7744 or 477-6060
Livestock Show &
mitted to the CALENDER for publics-
tion, although the decision to publish
lies solely with the editor. The
CALENDER is a new feature that will
run the first issue of each month.
Deadline for submitted items is the
third Monday of the month prior to
Eat 'em or
beat 'em
by Ann Ramsbottom
following among
many university students.
"I love the Aggies," Starling
said. "Fve been waiting on stu
dents for many years."
Buster's is open Monday
through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fish Richard
Battalion staff
“Eat it and beat it at Buster's-
... somewhere in Bryan."
The popular advertisement
seen in the form of a bumper
sticker properly describes the
not-so-traditional eating estab
lishment in the Bryan-College
Station area.
“We're just plain country, no
thing fancy," said Carol Starl
ing, co-owner of Buster's.
The restaurant seats 40, and
the parking lot serves just a few,
but Starling says that business is
really good.
Buster's, co-owned by Starl
ing and his daughter Jackie, has
been in business since April of
last year. Both Starling and Tyler
cook all of the meals in addition
to running the business.
The restaurant is small,
quaint...and just plain country.
"I feel like the customers are
more at ease in this kind of an
atmosphere," Starling said.
Buster's serves the usual
hamburgers and french fries,
but features a few dishes not
commonly seen on a menu. Bus
ter's famous red beans and rice
with sausage has already gained
Home made
by Donn Friedman
Battalion Reporter
Most successful restaurants
go through extensive planning
stages to determine a theme and
location. And then others just
happen — like Fish Richards
Half Century House, said its
General Manager Bill Perry.
Originally the restaurant, lo
cated in a remodeled house on
Wellborn road, was going to be
painted bright yellow and be cal
led the Lemon Tree, he said.
'.'When we started, I was
looking to create a nice cocktail
lounge that served hors
d'oeuvres," he said. But by the
time it opened, the theme had
evolved into a full dining estab
It started with the renovation
of an an old house in 1977. Dur
ing the work, a piece of wood
was discovered with “Fish
Richards '27" burned into it.
“It (the theme) hit us on the
head," said Perry.