Tasty Touring: This is Why I’m Phat
Inspired by the blog (and soon to be book), This is Why You’re Fat, I decided to share with you some recent tasty bites that I’ve been enjoying the past few weeks during SXSW and beyond.
The goodies below, and others not pictured, is the reason I’m avoiding weight watchers like the plague. While overindulging and treating every meal like a special occasion is something I’m trying not to do, the eats below were deliciously worth it. I’ve decided to share them with you as part of the first installment of “This is Why I’m Phat.”
First we have a gordita from the taco truck on Oltorf between Lamar and Thornton. The Soup Peddler first introduced me to this mouth-watering meal and it was supposed to be part of a taco mini-tour a couple months ago. The truck is called Taqueria Vences and it’s usually parked there Thursday through Saturday nights (I think):
I joined former colleagues Amy and Jenni at the new Kitchen Door location in the Chase Tower where Apple Annie’s used to be. They have classed the place up with chandeliers and attractive dark wood tables. I tried the chicken salad (Jenni enjoyed a pressed sandwich with chicken salad below) and an assortment of cookies. Good!
I met the Ice Cream Man and a group of his friends/fellow ice cream slingers during SXSW and we enjoyed a phenomenal brunch with them at Enoteca Vespaio. We walked with them back to the truck and enjoyed creamsicles, rocket pops, and strawberry shortcake ice cream pops while relaxing in the sun. Pictured below from left to right is me, Jessica (who is looking for an HR job in Austin if you know anyone), and James of The Eaten Path.
This past weekend my friend David, who worked with me at a coffee shop in Ann Arbor during our college days, came to visit me in Austin for the first time. His parents surely raised him right because he brought cookies — chocolate chip, ginger molasses, oatmeal pecan; fabulous date bars; and delicate rosemary shortbread bites from Pinwheel Bakery in Ferndale, Michigan.
Finally, the milkshake pictured below was my godsend during SXSW. Adam and I saw over 10 movies during the festival along with countless interactive panels and lots and lots of music. We were going from morning until night. This called for extra help in the caffeine and chocolate categories and the Midnight Espresso Chocolate Shake fit the bill perfectly. The one featured below is festooned with brightly colored chocolates but the best was when they sprinkled chocolate covered espresso beans on top.adam, alamo drafthouse, Enoteca Vespaio, gordita, kitchen door, midnight espresso chocolate shake, pinwheel bakery, SXSW, taqueria vences, The Eaten Path, The Ice Cream Man