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Easy Tiger

Posted on April 17, 2019 by under Food and Drink, Travel.    

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Easy Tiger Bake Shop & Beer Garden is one of the places that came highly recommended when we were in Austin and therefore we had to check it out.

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We originally planned to eat brunch there but the restaurant didn’t open until 11 o’clock. Brian and I decided to just have coffee and a chocolate croissant while we waited another 30 minutes to eat lunch.

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I took some pics of the upstairs bake shop while Brian enjoyed his coffee.

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Obligatory selfie while we were waiting… LOL.

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I took some pics outside too.

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I guess Austin is a popular destination for bachelor weekend for those looking for something different than the whole Las Vegas getaway because we ran into another group of guys on a bachelor trip. We made friends with two of them.

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I challenged one of the guys (dude in white shirt) to a ping pong game because the ping pong table was just begging to be played with and we were all killing time until the restaurant opened. This next pic isn’t that great because you can’t see my opponent. Leave it to Brian to take an awful pic. LOL.

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Brian was looking unhappy at first. I think he was cranky because he expected to be able to eat brunch and we had to wait when we got there.

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He was much happier after he got his beer.

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Some pics of our food.

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So, Brian and I really liked Easy Tiger. We liked it so much we both got souvenir shirts. We definitely recommend you go find this place on Sixth Street next time you’re in the Austin area. GNG.

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Early Supper at Moonshine

Posted on April 14, 2019 by under Food and Drink, Travel.    

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Brian and I had dinner at Moonshine Grill in Austin. We went for an early supper and to take advantage of some happy hour deals. This place came highly recommended and did not disappoint.

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Here are some pictures of the cute restaurant interior.

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Lois (left) and Michelle (right) and Michelle’s husband Brad (not pictured) joined us for dinner. Cheers!

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I can’t remember what they had but I’m pretty sure I took a picture of this section of the menu so I would remember. It didn’t work.

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Moonshine has the best flavored popcorn to go with drinks.

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Here’s a pic of the menu. Pics of food follow.

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Brian and I got full from the apps we ordered so we decided to just split a sandwich which they were nice enough to cut in half for us.

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Everything was so good and the prices were great during happy hour. I highly recommend Moonshine Grill if you’re ever in downtown Austin.

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ATX Cocina

Posted on April 5, 2019 by under Food and Drink, Travel.    

On Monday night we had dinner with our PWC partners at ATX Cocina, a hip, modern Mexican restaurant in downtown Austin.

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They had a set menu for our group and we dined family style so we got to same a little bit of everything.

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Check out some of these food pics!

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When I stepped away to use the restroom, I made the mistake of leaving my phone. Jackie and ended up taking a bunch of random pics. This is my favorite one because it’s a great pic of Lois, Susan, and Kelley.

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Food at ATX Cocina was good. The ATX margarita, their signature drink, is also not to be missed. Pic below.

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So glad I got to try this place!

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El Alma

Posted on April 3, 2019 by under Food and Drink, Travel.    

I had the opportunity to travel to Austin for a work conference a couple of weeks ago and ended up having dinner at this cute Mexican restaurant with my coworkers on Sunday night. The restaurant is called El Alma and it was just a short walk from our hotel. Here’s a picture of the menu:

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These next set of pics are of a few of the dishes we got to try.

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The restaurant doesn’t look like much on the outside but it is super cute inside.

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There’s a cool stone staircase in the corner that leads to the upstairs patio.

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Anyway, I liked it so much that I decided to take Brian there the day before we left. He actually wanted to go to Terry Black’s BBQ, which is right next to El Alma, but the line there was out the door and through the parking lot. We decided to go to El Alma instead. I didn’t mind going again because I thought it was really good.

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Here’s a picture of the stone stairs during the daytime.

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People probably thought I was weird for taking so many pics of the stairs but I didn’t care. The stairs are cool!

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We were there for a late lunch but they were still serving brunch so I got to enjoy some mimosas. These were the best ever because they’re made with delicious mango puree instead of orange juice.

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It was a little bit gloomy that day but the weather was nice overall. It was a great day for dining al fresco on the restaurant rooftop.

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Their rooftop patio offered a nice view of the downtown Austin skyline.

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Don’t mind Brian’s face. He was just a little cranky for not being able to get into Terry Black’s and not getting his Texas BBQ fix.

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We started off with some delicious queso.

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I’m not sure Brian quite knew what he was ordering but he said it had lots of great flavor and absolutely enjoyed it.

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This is by far the best tres leches cake I have ever had. It’s like a cross between a tiramisu and a tres leches which are two of my favorite desserts.

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Brian enjoyed some local beer.

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It was so great to have a nice leisurely lunch. Brian and I enjoyed our dining experience at El Alma tremendously. It actually worked out that we couldn’t go to Terry Black’s because I’m not that much of a BBQ fan anyhow. More on our Austin trip next post!

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PourHouse ICT

Posted on March 22, 2019 by under Events, Food and Drink.    

Brian and I finally got a chance to check out Walnut River Brewing’s new taproom in downtown Wichita. We were there last month for my Rotary club’s final Thursday social. It happens on the final Thursday of each month and we usually support local businesses in the Andover area. Lately we’ve been making our rounds to support all of the breweries that participated in last year’s Haus of Brews (our club’s annual fundraising event).

Here are a few pictures from that evening.

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This is a selfie of me and Alison, our current club president.

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Alison with her husband and one of her boys, Josh and his son, and Mark digging into a chicken wing.

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The socials are a great opportunity for our club members and their families to get together while supporting local businesses.

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As an added bonus, we also got to watch our local college basketball team, the Wichita State Shockers, play.

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The PourHouse took over the old space that Mumbai Rail (also known as The Rail) used to occupy. I’d never been upstairs before then but it’s really neat. They have a cool stairwell in the middle connecting the two levels.

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Not only do they serve great beer, they also have delicious cocktails.

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Walnut River makes Warbeard, Brian’s favorite beer. As you can tell, he is very happy in this photo. Cheers!

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Here’s picture with our friend Darrin Hackney, who manages PourHouse ICT for Walnut River Brewing.

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Anyway, Brian and I liked the PourHouse so much that we decided to return the following week. Here are some pictures from our follow up visit.

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I liked the Scotch Eggs but Brian didn’t like them as much. Granted, they aren’t as good as the deep-fried deviled eggs that they used to serve at BRGR in Kansas City, but I thought they were pretty good.

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Brian really liked the pretzels with the Warbeard queso. It’s interesting because he likes the pretzels at Wichita Brewing Company better but he likes the queso at the PourHouse better. Out of everything we ate on our second visit to the PourHouse, this is what he enjoyed most.

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I liked that they split our burger in half for us. Because we had a couple of starters, neither of us really wanted to eat that much. Splitting a burger was perfect.

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You can’t go to the PourHouse and not drink some drinks! So, of course, I had a couple. This one is called Jen’s 87.

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The blue one you saw pictured above that I tried on our first visit, when we were there with the Andover Rotary Club, is called Float Trip.

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They do “table sharing” at the PourHouse and it didn’t take long before we made friends with our table mates. By the way, the green shirt I’m wearing in the photo is a special St. Patrick’s Day shirt they were selling for $5 which is a pretty good deal if you ask me. They only had mediums left so Brian and I both got the same size. We only got one for me at first because I didn’t think the medium size would fit Brian. It was disappointing because the shirts were such a good deal. Anyway, he thought could manage squeezing into a medium so he tried mine on then and there just to prove me wrong. Amazingly, the shirt fit so we got him one too.

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Here’s Brian with the shirt on and a look of “I told you so” on his face. LOL.

We didn’t actually get to wear our fun Warbeard St. Patrick’s Day shirts on St. Patty’s Day together because I was flying to Austin on March 17. I made us wear them the day before when we went to see Captain Marvel, though. I think most people celebrated on Saturday anyway so it worked out.

Anyway, be sure to go check out the PourHouse! It’s a really neat place with great beer and great drinks!

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