Friday, August 28, 2009

On the road again: Austin, day 4

I'm kinda bored with myself on these Austin reports, because I can't discuss any of my business meetings, and they consume most of the day.

What I can discuss are the restaurants I visited.

Rudy's was our lunch destination, and a very fun meal it was indeed. They serve the food in a plastic basket on sheets of paper, and your plates are just more sheets of paper. Three of us shared turkey, jalapeno sausage, and brisket, as well as a few sides, and it was all yummy.

Dinner was at a very different sort of barbecue place, Lambert's. Lambert's blends traditional BBQ and gourmet recipes into a delightful set of offerings. We had a lovely dinner that included some excellent three-cheese macaroni and cheese, brisket, lamb chops, and very, very slowly smoked trout (they smoked it for about 28 hours).

We left there and headed over to a nearby Amy's for dessert. I've written about Amy's before and very much like the place. The ice cream there is, of course, wonderful, but I also love it for the atmosphere. To give you an idea of why I like it so much, I took this photo of the sign over the tip jar:

I left a three-buck tip on a thirteen-dollar order because, hey, I'd like those robots, too.


John Lambshead said...

Gourmet Quotes.

"A gourmet who thinks of calories is like a tart who looks at her watch." James Beard.

"A gourmet is just a glutton with brains." Phillip Haberman.

More here@


Mark said...

I resemble those remarks....


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