15 March, 2011

Event: Peter's Birthday

Peter and I came into Austin this past weekend on very short notice. It was nice to be back in Austin after two months away. We enjoyed Bouldin's lovely food...I even tried their Nutella Mocha Latte. Something I've been "meaning" to try for years now. It was very decadent. Afterwards we walked around South Congress shops on such a lovely dry Texas day. We popped into several stores but the most notable is
Big Top candy shop
Big Top

We popped into Summer Moon Cafe on South first, I had their iced Toddy, it was delicious.

On Saturday evening we went to Rio Rita early in the night.
Rio Rita
Peter had a Bloody mary, which is delicious with their infused vodkas. Their coffees are nice and strong too (just fyi). As we walked around the east side we passed TONS of food trailers, which I'm guessing they are getting ready for the mass of people at SXSW. Definitely hoping some places are still open when we return. Coolhaus *** being a definite.

If you are in the austin area for SXSW, these are other foodcarts that we love in Austin:
The Flying Carpet on South Congress
Gourdough's donuts on south lamar
Torchy's tacos

At midnight on March 13th we ended up at a warehouse on East 5th and Brushy:

The next day we were back in Houston, but our whirlwind weekend wasn't over. We had a early dinner at Rainbow Lodge, they specialise in local wild game and use many of their ingredients from their garden. I had an amazing salad to start with which contained fresh mixed greens, gold and red beets, jicama and a amazing lemon vinaigrette dressing. For our main dishes, Peter had Antelope and I had Snapper. After our lovely meal we saw the Blue Man Group at Jones Hall. It was a really nice show and very entertaining/comical.

It was a great weekend!

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