When I last left you, I was down on South Congress at Uncommon Objects. Not to far from there, were the greatest places to eat. I just have to share, and hope you can go there and/or that I will be able to go back during my wedding weekend.
First a gratuitous photo of the Austin Motel sign.
The night before my conference began, my colleague/friend and I had a chance to wander. So we walked around 20+ blocks from downtown to the area.
We knew we had to get a cupcake from the silver Airstream trailer. Hey Cupcake! had a variety of cupcakes. I really wanted a Michael Jackson (chocolate with sour cream icing) but they were out, so I got a vegan strawberry cupcake. It was tiny compared to the other regular cupcakes. I was sad, but the cupcake was tasty.
After a while, the line got longer. While enjoying our cupcakes, we enjoyed the sounds of a guitar player/singer.
After the cupcakes (I know, dessert first!) we decided to eat dinner. Doc’s Motorworks isn’t terribly far from Hey Cupcake! or Uncommon Objects.
I chose the delicious Chicken Fried Avocado. It’s got a chicken and cheese mixture inside a 1/2 avocado, battered and fried, then covered with a tomatillo cream sauce. It was SOOO GOOD! The picture definitely doesn’t do it justice.
That was it for that night. But during our trip we also enjoyed Home Slice Pizza (the margarita slice was huge and had tons of toppings.) You can dine in or get it to go.
We also REALLY enjoyed the Magnolia Cafe. The spinach artichoke dip was the best ever! The food was very reasonably priced and had a huge selection. It’s also open 24 hours a day.
I’ve got one more restaurant to tell you about. The experience was so great it gets it’s own post. Hopefully work and life will calm down a little so I can get to posting a little more regularly.