Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Simply The Best

My very best friend, Marianna, came to Austin over New Year's Eve weekend.. and I couldn't think of a better way to ring in the New Year.

As you can imagine, we ate our way through Austin... South Austin to be exact.

It all started with a late night dinner at Kerbey Lane when Mari got off the plane Friday evening. Then there was breakfast/lunch and juice from Whole Foods, followed by an afternoon snack of Shiner & pizza at Enoteca Vespaio on South Congress. Not to be outdone by our New Year's Eve celebration of hors d'oeuvres and Prosecco before heading out to see Gary Clark Jr. at Antone's.

New Year's Day consisted of brunch at my grandfather's house, Pad Thai and Red Curry at Little Thai Food for dinner, then cake balls & ice cream at Violet Crown Cinema (movie recommendation: A Dangerous Method).

On her final day we indulged in sandwiches and pastries at Sweetish Hill Bakery, attempted to go to the Mexic-Arte Museum (soon realizing it was closed for the Holiday), shopped to our hearts' content at The Domain, then met my mother at Chuy's for a farewell dinner.
There's nothing better on a 75° December afternoon.

We couldn't get enough of this little girl.

Cheese, bread, olives, beer & prosecco for our NYE celebration.

Happy New Year!

Pistachio ice cream with pecan praline and orange chai cake balls at Violet Crown.

All in all, I'd say she got a good taste of Austin... literally.

We're now both in detox mode, which will consist of consuming excessive amounts of water, fruit and vegetables.

Happy New Year!

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