Monday, December 21, 2009

Flamingos in Austin

This spot is one of Austin's trademarks... very austinish, indeed! :)

They're on Bee Caves and 360...

Monday, December 14, 2009

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

You can find them in the women's restroom on the ground floor.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The House of Songs at Cafe Medici

Nov 20th - Lysdal and Amundsen joined Austin singer-songwriter-producer Troy Campbell, and Austin songwriters Dana Falconberry, Dan Grissom of Some Say Leland, Devin James Fry of Salesman, Nathan Felix with members of his Noise Revival Orchestra, as well as Australia's Darren Hanlon.

Danish singer-songwriters Roar Amundsen

Darren Hanlon

Dana Falconberry

Nathan Felix with members of his Noise Revival Orchestra

Monday, August 24, 2009

Something very austinish...

Some people wonder what makes Austin such a weird city. Indeed, one
could live here without noticing anything too different for a while.

Then you run into this.

To give you some context, these days I work at a client site in the
Capitol area of the city, where most buildings are state agencies. So
it's about as buttoned down as it gets in the area. And I was getting
some air, walking around the block where I work, and then did a
double-take on this.

And all I could think was, "man, I wish I had thought of this first!"

Have a weird Monday.
- posted by j

Monday, August 3, 2009

Cafe Mangu.. Caribbean Bistro

We ordered "churrasco argentino" (beef) and"lechon asado" (pork). They were both delicious! The garlicky sauce they serve with the plantains for appetizer is also very yummy!

Cafe Mangu
(512) 990-3121
15200 FM 1825
Pflugerville, TX 78660

Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Upper Crust

The name is a little pretentious, I know! I went there for lunch... the pastrami sandwich was good but the ham and cheese quiche was from the morning, so it was a little stale... I tried their currant scone and was a little disappointed. The marzipan pocket and cinnamon roll (best seller) were really yummy.
4508 Burnet Road
Austin, Texas 78756

Monday, April 13, 2009

Central Market

Panini sandwich-Cuban press and lasagna. Both tasted great, but my lasagna was a little cooled off. :(
4001 N. Lamar
N. Lamar@40th

Monday, April 6, 2009

Hail Storm on March 25th

This is one of the no fun things in Austin. Fortunately none of our cars was damaged. I also found this other blog that posted some more pictures...

Monday, March 30, 2009

Texas Chili Parlor

They have great Texas style chili: VERY meaty and no beans...
Texas Chili Parlor
1409 Lavaca Street
Austin, TX 78701

Monday, March 16, 2009


The best of their menu are:
Chicka-chicka-boom-boom: Chicken enchiladas with a Boom Boom sauce. The sauce is amazing. If you are tempted but not sure, see if the waiter will bring you a bowl of "Boom Boom" sauce to dip your chips in.
Chuychanga: A fried flour tortilla filled with chicken, cheese, cilantro & green chiles, garnished with sour cream and your choice of sauce.(This is the most popular dish amongst my friends).
Elvis Green Chile Fried Chicken: Tender chicken breast breaded with Lay's Potato Chips, deep fried and smothered in Green Chile Sauce and cheddar cheese, served with green chile rice & refried beans.

Chuy's North Lamar
10520 N Lamar
Austin, TX 78753

Friday, March 13, 2009

3-wheeled car...

I wasn't able to find out the model name of this... car/motorcycle... Anyone?

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Titaya's Thai Cuisine

Green curry and pad kee mao... You gotta try them!
5501 N Lamar Blvd. #C101, Austin, Texas 78751