"Take My Food Away"

11.02.2011

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I'll be the first to admit that Monday through Thursday, my meals are pretty average and my nutrition is subpar. Exhibit A: we made Sister Shubert's sausage rolls last night at 3am. Despite this embarrassment, it all seems to balance out on the weekends. We (we being the roomies and I) had two excellent meals this past weekend that I couldn't resist raving about.

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Kelsey's dad kindly offered to take the three of us to a Saturday morning brunch, and after some diligent Yelp research, we decided on Olivia.

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We sipped on coffee (it was chilly this weekend!) and freshly squeezed orange juice discussing past family vacations and life in Austin before our breakfasts came out. Kelsey and I both ordered an Olivia original--the Lamar mac daddy sandwich which is a homemade English muffin filled with scrambled eggs, swiss cheese, and tender bbq pulled pork. An unconventional combination but also a very delicious one. Thanks, Mr. Barajas, for a lovely treat!

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The cold front was alarming for all of Hardin girls wardrobes that are currently still filled with tank-tops and shorts. Kels, Merl and I decided to put that problem to rest sooner rather than later by taking a Domain shopping trip on Sunday afternoon. Any experienced shopper knows that all productive shopping trips start by getting some fuel before foraging through racks and stacks of sweaters and cords. So, we ended up at NoRTH--an Italian spot in the heart of Austin's outdoor shopping mall.

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We had an equally enjoyable dining experience as the day before. Merl got the angel hair pasta with a fresh tomato sauce and topped with a creamy dollop of mozzarella to mix in. I started with the goat cheese and strawberry salad before diving into more goat cheese on Kelsey and I's goat cheese and fig pizza. Austin is becoming quite the food haven and I can't wait to continue trying more spots, eventually finding some of my new hometown favorites.

1 comments:

Lana B said...

You made me hungry, and the terrible dining halls don't serve at this hour and don't satisfy anyway. I know what I'm doing this weekend! :)