Thursday Thoughts: Go Places

It’s wonderful to take a break. It’s essential. It’s what helps your eye to stop twitching. Sometimes the only break I can manage is to walk a lap around the office—rest my eyes, get my body moving, refill my water bottle to get that 8/8! But this past weekend, I took a break with my sister (just in time for National Siblings Day?) and we went to as many restaurants as our stomachs would allow in Austin. It turns out my sister, who has lived in Texas her whole life, has never been to Austin. I’ve only been for short trips like ACL or for work—not enough time to explore the city.

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We had to make an appearance on 6th street, if not for the people watching.

We started by making a beeline for Foreign & Domestic (we heard about them via Diners, Drive-Ins, & Dives) for their famous popovers (gruyere and black pepper). Everything was delicious! Do you know what ramps are? Me either! Turns out they’re similar to onions and they make a delicious bright green risotto.

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Popovers as big as my face!

Other highlights included: Josephine House (we went for some cold beverages and break from walking, I just basked in the décor), Tacos & Tequila (fun drinks, good food), and Elizabeth St. Café (beautiful interiors, great breakfast).

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I tried the iced Vietnamese coffee—it was delicious and intimidating (“can I pour it now?).

I loved the design I saw in Austin. There’s new developments downtown, so you’ve got your clean, sleek, modern stuff. But there’s also lots of re-development (is that a term?) of existing structures that just simply well done. Clean, simple, beautiful. It renews my urge to purge and clear off all the surfaces in my apartment.

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Josephine House – If it’s not white, it’s marble, walnut, or cobalt blue.

We were only there from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon but it was enough. We ate so much food and drank fancy things and just enjoyed ourselves. I don’t know why it takes moving locations to do that, since we have ample restaurant scene in Fort Worth. (That would mean less driving too…)

All photos via my instagram.

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