stumbling upon this place was a random happy accident, but i’m glad we landed here. austin’s east side is on my list of places to venture into more because there are so many undiscovered neighborhood gems. bridget dunlap, aka the mastermind … Continue reading
lunch took us to the warehouse district this week, which is rare, seeing as i usually avoid downtown like the plague. i’m not a fan of the parking-spot hunt or paying to park for that matter. but i must say … Continue reading
elizabeth st. cafe continues to be one of my favorite spots in town (as evidenced by my ravings of it here and here). the interior is beautiful and the food is one of a kind. i usually eat outside on their patio, but it’s been a continuous 100 degrees here lately, so i gladly welcomed the air conditioned atmosphere engulfed in natural light and flecked with bright colors. i usually come here for breakfast, but as we learned this week, the lunch & dinner menu is as equally impressive as their morning offerings.
before we were even two bites into our delicious poached shrimp and avocado spring rolls we’d befriended the couple at the table next to us. i am definitely my mother’s daughter when it comes to a habit of striking up conversations with strangers. they simply asked us if it was our first time there, and no less than five minutes later i had pen and paper out writing all of my favorite restaurants down for them. note to all of you out there: if you’re looking for privacy, don’t sit at the table next to me – especially if i’m with my mom. moving on, moms got the grilled tofu vermicelli bowl and i got the keffir lime fried chicken banh mi. both were fantastic. we followed it all up with a peach galette with chai ice cream. all of their pastries and breads are made in house so save room for a few macarons or eclairs for the road. they are not to be missed.
i surely don’t mind reliving this meal on a busy monday. yes, i day dream about food, doesn’t everybody? below is yet another unsuccessful attempt for my mom and i to not pose exactly the same for a picture. at least i made her move her hands and i recrossed my legs opposite hers this time. it’s a work in progress people. enjoy the week!
it’s been a while party people. mama’s been working hard and i’ve been stuck under the hell-storm that are midterms. but yesterday we both resurfaced for a good ol’ fashioned lunch date at blue dahlia bistro. this place is perfect … Continue reading
let me preface with the fact that i sort of detest the word ‘staycation’ however i use it on the regular for sake of time. i hate to start this off on a negative note, but it annoys me. moving on. … Continue reading
yesterday we opted for a happy hour instead of lunch because my mama is leaving for barbados for 10 days and we didn’t want to rush it. it’s always my preference to stretch meals out for 2-3 hours anyways. i … Continue reading
a few weeks ago was my man’s first saturday off in six months. it was fantastic. we slept in… like got 11 hours of sleep slept in. and then ventured out to a neighborhood jem called tyson’s tacos. this place … Continue reading
this week the moms and i went to lick ice cream. this place has only been around for a year or so, but they sure know what they’re doing. i may be shunned for saying this, but lick is the … Continue reading
well not actually lunch this time, because our wallets are still upset with us from last week’s lunch. so we decided to go out for ice cream. but then the temperature dropped thirty degrees in a matter of hours and … Continue reading
meet mama miller. she’s the best mom a girl could ask for and we get along like gangbusters. every thursday we have lunch together at a place that is new to both of us. and i think it’s time i … Continue reading