| O-T Lounge|| re: Napa Valley / Sonoma - JoseVargasTX on 1/12/14 at 12:57 pm|
Just got back from San Fran and Napa a week ago. We were in San Fran for New Year's and then three days in Napa.
Dinner at Tadich Grill; one of the older restaurants in the city
Irish coffee at Buena Vista
Dinner at Scomas was good too; decent seafood
We spent an entire day just s...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Would you order anything on this Menu? - JoseVargasTX on 11/10/13 at 11:04 am|
I was in the industry for a long time and got smart and got out.. smart because it wasn't my passion any longer.
My advice--in a small town, diner type restaurant you want to be KNOWN for one item that is the best around. Perfect that item and have it as your signature dish. Make it so good that ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Need some Dallas hotel/restaurant advice - JoseVargasTX on 10/31/13 at 2:41 pm|
Nice... my buddy owns that brewery and he is doing very well. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Need some Dallas hotel/restaurant advice - JoseVargasTX on 10/30/13 at 8:54 pm|
Drink a deep ellum Dallas blonde at Katy trail ice house
Do dinner either at javiers or terili's on Greenville. Both are favorites of mine....
| Money Talk|| re: Employment Law Question - Commission payments due upon termination - JoseVargasTX on 10/29/13 at 7:02 am|
From my experience, if you aren't employed on the dates commissions are paid, you aren't getting those commissions. Sucks, but that's what my experience has been. I've left jobs before and left mucho money on the table....
| Money Talk|| Bad Debt Expense Question - JoseVargasTX on 10/18/13 at 6:42 am|
I'm in a partnership/franchise and I take home 60% of net profit at the end of each month. My partner holds our line of credit and pays all of the bills through the parent company he founded.
We pay 1.5% to bad debt on the P&L each month--I've been open since February and have paid in $60,000.0...
| Money Talk|| re: Investing in an oil well - JoseVargasTX on 10/16/13 at 8:21 am|
Google gulf coast western scam and that's about all you need to know about this. I know you're talking about a different company, but what they do is pretty similar.
Do some research on what it truly costs to drill and then compare what they are saying they need to drill. Also see what percentage...
| Money Talk|| re: Considering building a home...questions. - JoseVargasTX on 10/8/13 at 10:00 am|
Bought a new build in Rockwall, TX--20 miles east of Dallas. 4,600 living, plus three car garage (one is separate). Kitchen and family room are decked out as is master and master bath. Five bedrooms, nicest neighborhood on the north side of the town... signed contract on the house in June and got ...
| Money Talk|| re: 4Runner suggestions (buy/lease/etc.) - JoseVargasTX on 10/3/13 at 9:41 am|
Also--my credit union that I use for financing will go 72 years on a certified used vehicle....
| Money Talk|| re: 4Runner suggestions (buy/lease/etc.) - JoseVargasTX on 10/3/13 at 9:40 am|
I went new--pretty good rebates right now on new with Toyota and they gave me $2,000.00 more on my trade than anyone else was offering....
| Money Talk|| re: What do you do, and how much do you make? - JoseVargasTX on 10/3/13 at 9:33 am|
Own a staffing company--work all of the time if I have access to a cell phone, which I do.
Make north of $400K; Could double that next year with our new Houston office opening this week. :cheers:...
| Money Talk|| re: 4Runner suggestions (buy/lease/etc.) - JoseVargasTX on 10/3/13 at 9:27 am|
I have a great relationship with a dealership here in the Dallas area and just bought a sequoia. I was told that on the four-runner and the sequoia, leasing WAS NOT THE WAY TO GO. He said those two vehicles are notorious for ending up in the hole at the end of the lease. I got 2.49% on my sequoia, n...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Things you would rather do than passing a kidney stone - JoseVargasTX on 9/29/13 at 8:34 am|
Just had three surgeries on one the size of a nickel. Worst. Pain. Ever....
| Money Talk|| re: Anyone ever used a VA loan for a home purchase? - JoseVargasTX on 9/25/13 at 8:48 am|
I've bought my last two with VA--easy, easy, easy. Get a good mortgage guy and they'll take care of everything you mention.
Use the VA every time in my opinion--NO money down, NO PMI. I'm disabled, so I have basically no fees to pay for my loan.
My mortgage guy always arranged for the VA "a...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Company e-mails. How many per day? - JoseVargasTX on 9/19/13 at 8:09 pm|
Send/receive 300 a day. Text messages are out of control. I tried to explain to someone how busy I am and I gave them my phone and said look at my call history--just look at the 2 p.m. hour.
Calls--2:01, 2:01, 2:03, 2:05, 2:06, 2:08, 2:13, 2:15, 2:15... you get the idea.
My buddy said he doesn...
| More Sports Board|| re: Who gets who? Hypothetical: Texas, So.Cal, and Nebraska vacancies all open - JoseVargasTX on 9/17/13 at 8:39 pm|
Chad Morris would be a great hire. Good fit for Texas....
| Food and Drink Board|| re: So N.O. is getting an upscaled bowling alley with hopes toward good food... - JoseVargasTX on 9/13/13 at 10:18 pm|
check out www.shenaniganz.com
It's here in Rockwall, TX--about 20 miles from downtown Dallas and it does about $7 million a year. If the place in New Orleans is anything like this, it will be a gold mine. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Did anybody who posts here get recruited by LSU - JoseVargasTX on 9/10/13 at 6:52 am|
In my experience Texas A&M had more cleat chasers than others. My hostess at TAMU was Roger Staubach's daughter (this was fall 1996, so I'm dated). I remember going into a bar after one of the games and one of the other hostesses was working the beer tub and I didn't pay for any beer that night.
| Tiger Rant|| re: How was the party at Gilligan's - JoseVargasTX on 9/2/13 at 3:09 pm|
If you ever do this again, please use Eddie Deen. Check out his website-- www.eddiedeen.com
He has a place right across from the stadium on Collins. With the problems I'm reading about, you will not be disappointed if you use Eddie Deen the next time LSU comes to Dallas....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Pros/Cons of having a pool - JoseVargasTX on 8/26/13 at 11:06 am|
Pool service--I pay $100 a month and this includes chemicals. Worth every cent!...
| O-T Lounge|| re: In Dallas for a month, any must dos? - JoseVargasTX on 8/26/13 at 6:46 am|
Deep Ellum Brewing Company--a friend of mine owns this place. It's really turned into a weekly destination for a lot of people. He does a tasting/tour every Thursday from 6 to 8 or so with live music and again on Saturday starting at noon I believe. $10 gets you a pint glass and three beers. I've ne...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: BR to Dallas Lunch Spots - JoseVargasTX on 8/25/13 at 12:30 pm|
Bodacious barbecue in Longview, TX--130 miles east of Dallas on I-20....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Best places to live in Dallas? - JoseVargasTX on 8/12/13 at 7:04 pm|
Rockwall--20 minutes to the east on I-30; live here, commute towards Dallas, it's worth the drive to get here to live. Great schools and churches, Lake Ray Hubbard. Small town feel about it, but all the needs of the big city....
| O-T Lounge|| re: 30,000 skilled laborers needed in BR area to accommodate growth - JoseVargasTX on 7/29/13 at 1:42 pm|
I own a temp agency in Dallas and we focus on construction. If I had 50 more plumbers and electricians, they would all be working. It's amazing how much in demand these guys are. We run 250 men a week on average, bill $1,250 a week per guy on average before OT. It's a great business to be in right n...
| Money Talk|| re: anybody own a coin pusher? - JoseVargasTX on 7/24/13 at 8:04 pm|
I had buddies who had over 300 in the Houston, Waco, Austin, San Antonio area. They were clearing sometimes $30K a week, but losing about five machines a week to the Texas Lottery Authorities and the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. They still have some machines, but it wasn't just sit back and ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Groomsmen gift ideas - JoseVargasTX on 7/23/13 at 6:42 am|
Are they in to the craft beer scene at all? Friend of mine owns a company called Haus of Growlers--check out his site as he can customize each growler.
| Political Talk|| re: America's second-largest private employer is a temp agency - JoseVargasTX on 7/8/13 at 1:28 pm|
I own a temp agency here in Dallas--music to my ears! We are so busy it's not even funny!...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: ANY good restaurants in College Station/Bryan? - JoseVargasTX on 7/6/13 at 9:25 am|
Best friend from high school and her husband own Napa Flats and Grub Burger Bar--both are good. Grub is actually heading to Houston and Dallas--make their bread fresh daily, grind their own burger meat, spiked milk shakes. Give it a shot and report back to us....
| O-T Lounge|| re: what is a good name for a boat? - JoseVargasTX on 7/5/13 at 9:02 am|
Til Debt Do Us Part...
| Money Talk|| re: LLC and non-compete clause questions - JoseVargasTX on 5/22/13 at 5:14 am|
I was in a similar situation here in Texas with a non-compete and an employer who was not operating with greatest of morals. When I left, they threatened with a couple of letters from attorneys and I had my attorney deliver a return threat to me that we would tell every account they had across the c...