09 August 2010
Tanya's Tasty Visit
We had our first house guest over the weekend! Tanya arrived on Friday afternoon, and our first stop was the flagship Whole Foods. We were overwhelmed as always at the amazing grocery store, and ended up with tacos and a grilled tofu panini, among other treats. Back at home, we relaxed in the a/c with Joshua, then enjoyed his yummy taquitos w/ a side of grilled zucchini and roasted kale chips for dinner. Next up was drinks and live music at The Saxon pub on South Congress St. We listened to the talents of Rocco DeLuca and more, then got sleepy and headed home, with a stop by Toy Joy for soft serve.
On Saturday morning, it was banana-pecan waffles and more relaxing...as you can tell this was a food-centered weekend. Tanya and I left Joshua to hit some of the many vintage stores of Austin, thinking that the frequent a/c in the shops would make the forecast of 107 degrees with the heat index somewhat more tolerable. We had fun, but the temps kept us moving slow and we were soon enjoying refreshing beverages at a retro place called The Snack Bar. A few courses later, including seitan satay and rosewater-pistachio cake, we developed the strength to face the outside again and made our way home to Hyde Park. The energy sucked from us, we hung out in the confines of the a/c for a few hours before going out for dinner and drinks. Only one round of frozen coconut drinks at the Hula Hut on Lake Austin, and we were ready for bed.
We treated Tanya to a breakfast platter before her flight out just to top off the weekend calorie-intake and got some great and much-needed photos of the gnome. Thanks for being our first visitor Tanya and for bringing us some normalcy and positivity to our crazy Austin summer.