Creek Show

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/3.2, 1/125 sec, ISO320
“Riot” Austin, 2023

We went to see the Creek Show downtown this evening. It’s a series of illuminated art installations along Waller Creek. Very cool, and free! The weather was very nice and it was fun to hang out with friends. The only thing missing was food and drink, but I’m sure we’ll make up for that in the future!

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/2.8, 1/25 sec, ISO6400
“The Creek Keeper” Austin, 2023
Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/2.8, 1/70 sec, ISO6400
“Downtown” Austin, 2023

Jewboy Burgers, Austin, Texas

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“Jewboy Burger” Austin, 2022

The next stop on my “Best Burgers of Austin” tour was Jewboy Burgers on Airport Blvd. I ordered “The Jewboy”, which is the basic cheeseburger, and I guess would be a good gauge of the burger menu. I loved it! The patty was grilled to perfection, with a bit of crisp on the edges. The potato bun was great, and the simple toppings of lettuce, pickle, and mustard let the flavor of the beef shine through. Really tasty!

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/4.5, 1/140 sec, ISO640
“Jewboy Burger” Austin, 2022

I also ordered a side of crinkle-cut fries and latkes. The latkes were yummy, but the fries are what blew me away. They were perfectly crisp on the outside, yet creamy on the inside. These fries are maybe the best I’ve ever had! I don’t know if they are cut in the restaurant, or bought that way, but they really know how to deep fry them to perfection!

I’d rate the burger as an 8 out of 10, and the fries at a 10!

Burgers at Lebowski’s Grill, Austin, Texas

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“Infusion with Bacon Burger” Austin, 2022

I’ve decided to check out some of Austin’s best burgers and the first one on my list was from Lebowski’s Grill at Highland Lanes bowling alley. Mariko and I shared the Infusion with Bacon, and a Buffalo Dude (substituting crispy chicken instead of beef).

The burger was large and messy, with plenty of dripping from the grilled onions, peppers, and jalapeno ranch. It was delicious! The bun wasn’t anything special, and the beef pattie looked like it came pre-made from the factory, but the taste was good, and went well with the toppings.

The Buffalo Dude was even bigger than the burger, with a hefty piece of chicken dominating the sandwich. If you like buffalo sauce, you’ll love this sandwich. We felt that it was a litte too much, though. The chicken was pretty good… not dry, and flavorful.

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/4, 1/50 sec, ISO3200
“Buffalo Dude with Chicken” Austin, 2022

The fries were good. Nothing special, but they didn’t detract from the burger & fries experience.

I’d give the burgers here a 6 out of 10. Pretty good, but perhaps not enough for a special trip. It would definitely level up a night of bowling, though!

Visiting the Bats in Austin

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“Bats” Austin, 2022

We went down to Congress Avenue Bridge to watch the bats fly off into the night sky. Unfortunately, the bats took flight when it was getting too dark, but we still had fun. I really enjoyed taking photos of the bridge while we were waiting for the bats. 😀🦇

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/5, 1/240 sec, ISO320
“Town Lake Swan” Austin, 2022
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“Town Lake” Austin, 2022
Photo info: Apple iPhone 12 mini, 1.55mm, f/2.4, 1/160 sec, ISO25
“Congress Avenue Bridge” Austin, 2022

Motorbike Ride in Austin, Texas

“Austin from Congress Avenue” Austin, 2022

This morning I went with Kiki, my 2007 BMW F650 GS motorbike, on a ride to downtown Austin. I wanted to leave early to beat the traffic, but unfortunately got a late start at 9am. When we arrived downtown, there were so many cars. It’s no fun to be stuck in stop-and-go traffic on a motorcycle.

However, it was pretty cool to see so many people out and about having a good time. When I rode up Congress Avenue towards the capitol, I saw lots of tourists and it made me feel pretty good knowing they are visiting at the perfect time of year when the weather is not too hot. And of course us locals really enjoy it too!

I made a video of the ride, so if you have spare time, please watch 🙏 (at the end of this blog post)


Photo info: Apple iPhone 12 mini, 4.2mm, f/1.6, 1/3700 sec, ISO32
“Kiki” Austin, 2022
“Mt. Bonnell Road” Austin, 2022
“South Lamar” Austin, 2022