Saturday, March 31, 2012

Saturday in Austin

Saturday started with (sleeping in and then) breakfast at Juan in a Million (get it!?).  They have a breakfast burrito they will pay YOU to eat ... and it's a LOT of burrito.  Our server immediately brought out a basket of chips with salsa.  I never in a million years would have eaten chips and salsa with breakfast before living in Texas!  This place is totally in the barrio of Austin and was so authentic and DELICIOUS!!

After breakfast, we headed to the Hunger Games movie (for which I had bought tickets a week early just to be sure we had seats).  The movie was great, but I'm so glad that I had already read the book.  Olivia says she wants to read the book, but there's just so much violence that I'm not sure she's ready for it.  We'll see if she pushes the issue; I think she's just curious because of all the movie hype.

Wendy and Jim came from Houston to spend Saturday night with us.  We found the Old School Bar & Grill and headed upstairs to their outside patio.  It was great to catch up and hear everybody's latest news. 

The Guys at Olive and June

The Girls at Olive & June (someone figured out the flash!)

Our dinner at Olive and June may be one of the best meals I've ever eaten.  We ate on the outside deck, under a giant oak tree filled with little white lights; the weather was perfect; our waitress knew the menu and had great suggestions, but she wasn't all up in our business; and the food was TO DIE FOR.  I had the Escarole salad with pancetta and a fresh farm egg, the Suppli (a small bite of saffron risotto mozzarella), and Mezzalune (butternut squash,mostarda,sage).
Like their menu says:

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one hasn't eaten well.
(Virginia Wolf)

And we ate well that night!!

1 comment:

Mrs4444 said...

Your happiness just shines through this post :) It's nice to meet you.

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