Avocado fundido

Finally made it in for lunch at the much-talked-about Second (and Congress) Bar and Kitchen here in the River City (that’s Austin for all yall who’ve never been here).

That’s the “Avocado Fundido,” above, layered and baked cheese, mashed avocado, and crumbled chorizo (on the bottom) served with fried dough. Fan-friggin-delicious, folks.

Hoping that it might entice BrooklynGuy to come out and visit, I thought I’d post this snap of smoked sausage at one of my fav BBQ joints on highway 290 to Houston, Southside Market in Elgin. The sausage is always juicy and tender there and the sides fresh… Love that place…

Happy Saturday yall!

Will brake for Bluebonnets and BBQ

Tracie P and I traveled east today from Austin to Houston for the Levy family reunion this weekend, with a lot of Levys and Parzens and Rosenbergs coming in from the east and west coasts and Indiana.

It’s Texas Bluebonnet season and wow, what a gorgeous drive today from Austin, with folks braking everywhere to admire the beautiful springtime fields!

We couldn’t resist a quick roll in the Bluebonnets… ;-)

And I know BrooklynGuy will never forgive me but I also couldn’t resist Welch’s Grape Soda — icy cold, in a GLASS BOTTLE — at the Southside Market in Elgin, Texas.

The brisket was very good, the sausage excellent. Sides also tasty. Highly recommended, especially for the Southside Market hot sauce.