Tuesday, March 22, 2011

South By

Had a crazy few days in Austin for SXSW and somehow managed to eat some good food, most of which was consumed late at night unless you count the free vegan tacos and spirulina bars that provided us sustenance during the day.

Top 2 Pig-related Food Truck Names:
1. Pig Vicious
2. The Notorious P.I.G.

The following photos primarily consist of 2 things: meat and tacos. Detox!!

Pulled pork from Jackalope, dripping with fat

The pit at Salt Lick's Driftwood location

Sausage, brisket, and pork ribs

Brisket at Rudy's 360; "extra-moist" brisket was intensely fatty and delicious but I just couldn't roll with it

La Mexicana Bakery in South Congress neighborhood, one of the many 24-hr diners

Breakfast tacos: middle one is cactus

Torchy's Tacos, where Aziz Ansari is apparently a big fan heh

Green chile pork

Love migas from Magnolia Cafe, yet another 24-hr diner on South Congress

Chili cheese waffle taco from Lucky J's makes me wonder why I've never thought of that

Amy's ice cream is like a glorified Coldstone, but they have fun ice cream flavors even without the "crush'n" toppings. Pictured here is the "cop stop," coffee ice cream with doughnut bits, and mexican vanilla which tastes just like wedding cake


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Work is a Four-Letter Word

After slaving away for an unreasonable period of time, I personally celebrated the only way I know how: fried chicken and all the fixins!

Lettuce straight from the French Laundry garden

Biscuits with burnt-end gravy

Winner winner! Juicy with very light, crispy skin... definitely lived up to expectations. We had a nice chardonnay with a smooth finish to pair. The good life, really =)

Very fudgey chocolate cake, good caramel, delicious hazelnut whipped cream. Straight-forward and satisfying.


Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Happy Birthday... Jeff?

Sweets from the super kawaiiiii (I'm listening to Gwen Stefani at the moment) Pinkie's in SOMA: ganache with sea salt and hazelnut praline

My friend Jess celebrated her birthday this past weekend at Beretta and I was in charge of the cake. I've been meaning to check out Pinkie's for a long time, so I ordered up a vanilla-lilikoi cake and some additional treats. They must have misheard me on the phone because when I picked it up, it wasn't exactly what I had expected....

DOH!!! I didn't ask them to change it either because I knew the person who did it and felt bad =T My attempt at damage control was not very successful, either....


Almost believable?