Once I was wild and crazy and 22 and lived in LA. If you know me, you probably don't believe that, as I have perfected the perfect naive little goodie two-shoes persona. Just about the only person who will believe that was also wild and crazy and 22 and lived in LA with me, my awesome friend Laura who is COMING TO VISIT IN ONE WEEK AND I'M SO EXCITED!!!
I should say here that we were probably not all that wild and crazy, and there were plenty of people around us who were a lot crazier, but it's no fun to say you were mildly amusing, now is it? I'm not going to go into details because I know my parents read this blog from time to time (mwah!), but let's just say we had a lot of fun.
Last time Laura came to visit I had just found out the day before that I was pregnant with my daughter. Laura landed and I had to break the bad news that I couldn't get totally smashed with her-- I had to drink stinkin' O'douls all weekend! But we made up for it on the food front. Laura's an eater, and so am I. We don't get salads. We get chile rellenos smothered in pecan cream sauce, and then follow it up with a nice chicken fried steak and fried pickles. I just went and visited her photos from the trip on Facebook, and it's basically all of us stuffing our faces.
Anyway, for the past week we've been emailing back and forth trying to figure out where to go to eat when she and her friend Bibi come (I've never met Bibi, but Laura assures me that she's awesome and, more importantly, also loves to eat). Somehow we're going to have to fit in the following restaurants in three short days:
On top of that, I may have a beer or two of the non-O'douls variety. I'm SO EXCITED!!!
- Polvo's, to revisit their pecan cream sauce
- The Salt Lick, for their amazing location and awesome pork ribs and pecan pie
- Moonshine's Sunday brunch, for their everything
- The Gristmill, for their cute atmosphere in the town of Gruene on the way home from Schlitterbahn, which we also hope to visit
- Juan in a Million, for their Don Juan breakfast taco and a side of refried beans
Labels: Food, general austin