Today we took it easy and slept in. We were pretty tired from yesterday’s travels, and my brother is still on West Coast time, so it worked out nicely. We pretty much just hung out at the house all day, watched the Dodger game, and then went out for a yummy dinner.
My brother wanted to sample some Austin Barbecue, so we headed to Freedmen’s for some brisket, ribs, pork belly, slaw, and potato salad. We also got salmon and pit-chili, and it was all so good! Austin has so many great BBQ places, but Freedmen’s flies a bit under the radar. However, it’s some of the best BBQ in town!
I’m going to have to go on a serious diet soon if I keep on eating like I did today… 😃🍺
First off, we went to a farewell brunch for some friends who are moving to Brooklyn. The food was something that is common in Austin: build-your-own tacos with brisket, carnitas, homemade salsas, and fresh onion, cilantro, jalapeños, and tomatoes. In addition, cold local beer and yummy mimosas to wash it all down. It was pretty awesome. 🍴
Later that day, we hosted our 8th “Kaiju Nite”, in which we watch Japanese monster movies and enjoy even more delicious food. The menu included karaage (Japanese fried chicken), harumaki (egg rolls), shrimp toast, champuru (Okinawan dish of goya, spam, and egg), lotus root salad, green salad with sashimi, and various small snacks. Beverages included sake, wine, and beer. OMG I was so full! 😝
My aunt often ends her greeting cards with, “Eat well” and I intend to uphold that request. 😃