Sorry for the absence of posts recently. I was busy this past weekend by attending the Sweetwater, TX Rattlesnake Roundup and feel like I haven’t caught up since! Gotta love the time change and mild weather; it is definitely patio weather.
- I got to stop by Tong’s Thai recently (one of the places that Holly Hirshberg had suggested) and really enjoyed the Pad Thai. While the menu looked pricey for dinner, you can get a plate with a cup of soup and egg roll for about $8 at lunch. WARNING: if you order your meal spicy, be prepared to have your lips on fire!
- I tried hunting rattlesnakes at the Rattlesnake Roundup, and while I wasn’t able to catch one, I did get a rattlesnake wallet and got to eat fried rattlesnake. For those people who say it “tastes like chicken,” I want to know what nasty chicken you have been eating…
- With Fiesta fast approaching, you should probably start looking at getting tickets for the events. Each year I try to go to a new event, and today I bought my tickets for Cornyation when they went on sale. I hear it is a riot, so you might want to grab yours before they sell out. All money raised goes to local charities and scholarships.
- Saturday morning has the Toyota Farm to Table Tour stopping by Pearl Brewery from 9:00A – 1:00P. Stop by to sample some our local chef’s creations made from local ingredients.
- I have been asked to be a celebrity judge for an iron chef-esque competition during a comedy show/concert this Saturday, March 19th for REFRESH 2011. Tickets are $15 at the door ($10 for students an seniors) and proceeds benefit the local efforts of HOPE Worldwide. Doors open at 7:00PM at El Progresso Hall on 1306 Guadalupe Street.
- This Sunday, Pearl Brewery is kicking off a six part series of Latin events, ranging from culture to cuisine. The Park at the Pearl will be opened all day and the amphitheater will have a concert by Ozomatli at night. As far as food goes, Il Sogno/Sandbar chef proprietor, Andrew Weissman, will set up a raw bar complimented with drinks on the Patio of park-side Sandbar. Chef Johnny Hernandez of La Gloria will offer a street food station and a Mexican beer and tequila bar.