Uploaded pictures from my camera today and it was a fun reminder of things that have been going on the past few weekends. So I thought I’d share a few.
Last weekend we got to see Josh ride in the MS150, a bike race from Houston to Austin benefiting multiple sclerosis research. It was a cool accomplishment to witness, plus always great to see the soon to be parents.
Liz awaiting Josh’s arrival
josh and evan downtown after the race
we also had some good time picnicing downtown and playing with molly
saturday morning we went downtown to fado’s irish pub, the best early morning soccer watching, to see manchester united. lots of drunk british people very into their teams made it a wonderfully fun morning complete with (almost) a fight between two fans
and some delicious food at mighty cone, a trailer dining offshoot of hudson’s on the bend
(next time i’ll try to take the picture before i start eating)
that’s all folks.
So I’ve started a new little project. Here’s why: 1) I’ve been plagued with indeciseveness lately, well always really, and can never seem to answer the question “What do you want to do tonight?” 2) I’m an organization, chart loving nerd. I’m combining these two possible negatives into one big fat positive! An exhaustive list of places to eat and things to do in and around home, sweet home, Austin, Texas! The list has filters based on mood, price and location. So all I need to do is figure out how I feel and how much I want to spend and VOILA! I have my day planned!
As a fun side project to this list, I’m going to make my own list of Austin favorites! I’ll write a bit about them and from time to time I’ll put my choice against the overall Austin chosen favorite, as decided by Austin360.com and see who comes out the winner in my book.
The best brunch in Austin was an easy category to start with because I have a hands down winner.
SOUTH CONGRESS CAFE
Here are a handful of the reasons this is the best brunch in Austin:
- there is usually a wait if you get there past 10 but the wonderful silver lining is that as you wait you get to walk up and down south congress, visiting thrift stores, antique stores, boot stores, boutiques. i usually look forward to the wait, unless i’m really hungry.
- they make the only bloody mary i’ve ever liked, it uses a pepper infused vodka that makes it so delicious! also pomegranate margaritas.
- it’s a small thing, but they have the best dishware. i love their coffee cups, fruit bowls, and margarita glasses.
- for being such a nice place they’re very family friendly, i didn’t notice so much until meg pointed it out, i guess when i have kids i’ll start to notice those things too
- okay, onto what really does it–THE FOOD–this will require another quick list
- steak and migas eggs benedict (evan’s favorite–such a perfect combo)
- carrot cake french toast (oh dear!) with a pecan syrup cream cheese (featured on food network, even better than it sounds)
- mushroom soup (you may try to scoff at this but its probably the best soup i’ve ever had–i know, i know mushroom soup?!?!–seriously though, it’s that good!)
- i’m going to leave those as the highlights of the food menu, but really we’ve never had anything bad there, and that is one of the restaurants biggest compliments
- finally, this restaurant recieved the joe taylor stamp of approval, and as my dad is a food snob, (the best kind–based on taste not price or presentation), that will stand as its crown jewel in my book
so head on down to 1600 south congress next time you find yourself in austin, tx midmorning with a rumbling tummy. just don’t forget to call us first.
So there is a new Prothro around, and I thought she deserved a post of her very own. This Valentine’s Day a very special present came walking though my door, Ms. Molly Prothro. Although, in all fairness, I changed her name multiple times, before returning to the name she arrived with, Molly. She came from the Giddings Animal Shelter, a little 5.5 pound bunch of fun. Now, two months later, and 14.5 pound heavier, she has grown into puppy with a special mix of sweet and rambunctious, cuddly and playful. She can sit, stay, shake, lay, come and (most of the time) do her business outside. I’m still anxiously awaiting the day she figures out how to NOT nip at hands, play tug of war with pant legs, jump with excitement and pass gas in her sleep-how embarassing! On the bright side though, she still fits perfectly in my lap for nap time, so I’ll cherish the good with the hard, because I’ll miss this puppy when she’s all grown up.