I’ve got to say, this was one of our best weekends in a while! We ate a lot of good food (perhaps a theme of our weekends), spent a lot of time with people we loved, and enjoyed some absolutely gorgeous Texas weather.
On Friday night, Will and I had a date at Gourdough’s, which is a must for anyone visiting Austin. It’s ‘really bad for you but you’re going to feel really good’ food at it’s finest.
I had the ‘Breast Lift,’ a sandwich with blackened chicken and lots of bacon. Will had the ‘Big Baller,’ which was essentially a really good cheeseburger. The kicker is that everything is served on a savory DONUT BUN.
And to answer your question, yes, everything has to be dirty now.
For dessert, we split the sin-a-bomb donut, which had melted cinnamon butter and sugar poured over cream cheese icing. It was so stinkin’ good. I was trying to take a picture of just the donut, but Will leaned in to start eating…
This is his ‘get that camera out of my face so I can eat this’ look. I can’t blame him. We love the sugar.
On Saturday, Will’s mom and I headed to Round Top, TX for the Original Round Top Antique Fair. Will’s mom goes every year, but I had never been before, so I didn’t know what to expect. The fair is EPIC. There are fields and fields of antiques and crafts and food and pretty things as far as the eye can see: barn doors, chandeliers, blue shutters, old books; essentially if someone owned it more than 30 years ago, you can find it there.
We started off the day at Marburger Farm making our way through the stalls: So many beautiful things!I loved this display:
I was highly tempted by this vintage top hat (to which my sister said “Vintage LICE more like”), which I thought would be so precious hung up in a little boy’s room!
And by these gorgeous victrolas. If only I had $800 to drop on one…
It was with a lot of restraint that I only took home these treasures:
A vintage globe from who knows when. It’s got the USSR on it, so I’m guessing it’s at least a little older than me? I have been wanting a globe since I was little, and now that I have one, I want another one. Fickle, fickle. Globes for all!
How gorgeous is this hand colored lithograph from 1836? She will look lovely in our living room.
My favorite find of the day was these classroom posters from the 1930’s. I couldn’t stop giggling at the ‘Which is Manly?’ one. Is it wrong that I think the disheveled one with the high waters is way cuter than the stiff backed scarf wearing one? It is, right? That’s not what I’m supposed to think is manly, right????
We couldn’t help posing with the whole collection- I would love to go back and get more next year (except maybe not the scary bunny with the stick). Please note our matching outfits.
After making our way through Marburger, we went over to Round Top to poke around the town square, which was beyond adorable.
One of my friends from church got married outside of his gorgeous church a few years ago!
Note to self: paint your future home white, with a bright blue door. Stained glass encouraged.
Next, Will’s mom took me to Royer’s Pie Haven to pick up a few pies- she bought a blueberry lemon for my mom, a rhubarb for Will’s stepdad, and a pecan for us (it was named one of the ten best places to get pecan pie in the State of Texas!).
How adorable is this little pie shop??
Not my picture. The line was out the door and around the corner, so I’ll spare you the picture I took of the crowd of salivating patrons.
Will and I polished off about half of the pecan pie on Sunday. Can you blame us??? Look at these things:
Sadly, we got stuck in a third level of hell 2 hour traffic jam trying to make it to the next field… which was about 4 miles away. After finally breaking free, we decided to cut our losses and make the hour drive home.
Fortunately, we had a 7:45 pm reservation at Fixe, (one of my new favorite restaurants in Austin) to console ourselves as we inched past fields of market stalls and rusty signs and an honest to goodness life size stuffed unicorn.
Aaaaand wouldn’t you know, we managed to match twice that day! It is a running joke that my sisters and I show up places all the time wearing the same basic thing, so this just means friendship to me. I am so grateful to have such a wonderful mother-in-law! We had the sweetest day together (traffic jam not withstanding).
I have no pictures from Fixe because all food was eaten immediately upon arrival. I am not a foodie, and generally do not appreciate being asked to spend a bunch of money on a meal. Give me Torchy’s Tacos any day. But oh my stars, this place is worth every penny. We had the best dang biscuits I’ve ever tasted, fried chicken, duck confit, pickled beets, grits with shrimp, and lobster pot pie.
To keep it real, we got fro-yo in a strip mall for dessert.
Sunday I spent a good portion of the day at a work event, then watched The Walking Dead Season Finale with my family which was… stressful. I mean, it’s always stressful but this one was extra stressful. I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with the show as is, and almost stopped watching after Bob got his leg cannibalized right in front of him last season. I’m not quite sure what pulled me back in, but I am about ready to throw the towel in (again). Good thing Fear the Walking Dead is starting up soon…
- Read at least 1 book (In progress: In the Garden of Beasts; Queued up: Specials)
- Get our bookcase from my parent’s house over to our new apartment
- Finish organizing the guest room
- Re-do that stinking curtain panel I did wrong the first time
- Buy a plant for our front porch
- Call a friend I haven’t talked to in a while
- Send a note to a friend who lives far away
- Try out a new paleo dessert recipe
- Sell our old jute rug on Craigslist
How was your weekend?