I realize this blog is sorely missing pictures, and for that I apologize. I haven’t worked the garden because of the rain, but will get out there the moment the sun comes out. I also have a plan to take some photos of gardens maintained by restaurants, inspired by my trip to Fonda San Miguel the other night. I was in no shape to hang around a take pictures with my evil eye condition, so I’ll do that this weekend, hopefully. Restaurant gardens are a great trend, and one I’d like to help some restaurants get started with too, so its a plan.
For lunch I stopped at Fete Accompli, on 12th street on my way home from downtown. They have been catering for quite some time, and the food I have had from there is always amazing, and they try to source locally as well, so score. I got a local salad, and a tuna sandwich. I know, tuna. We all know the tuna wasn’t from Lake Travis. None of the sandwiches were really local, but I wanted to see what they had and support their efforts, and there was no way I was making my own lunch, because I just wanted to lay down in the dark with ice on my eye, which I did. Until dinner. (Fete Accompli has a wide variety of prepared food to eat there, or take away, and a frozen case filed with really yummy frozen dinners to take home, such as truffled mac and cheese and other pasta and layered dishes.) http://www.feteaustin.com
I have had a long standing Cafe Josie dinner planned with a friend, and after laying low all afternoon, I thought I could swing it. I asked for the darkest table they had, and they obliged thinking I had a date. I explained that I was meeting a friend and that light was evil with my bizarre eye affliction. Since the random dagger stabbing had ceased earlier today, I didn’t feel like my friend, the restaurant staff or the other patrons would think I was winking violently at them, so it was good. I reckoned that might be a bit off-putting whilst eating, and didn’t want to disturb anyone. I had what I always have, the snapper. We also had calamari which I think is some of the best in town. All in all, a great dinner, but I was happy to return to my ice pack and vampire darkness. Tomorrow, will be a more local eating day, and hopefully some sunshine, so I can go check on the status of the my future yard food.