Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The Capitol, UT Austin, and Lunching (Again) at Torchy's Tacos (Fork it over, Austin! - Part 5)

After spending the morning walking along SoCo and eating lunch #1 at Chi'Lantro, we decided to set out in another direction to see the capitol building and, beyond that, the UT Austin campus.

That challah sign had absolutely no relevant-seeming context. It was not a bakery or anything remotely Jewish-themed. I think it was actually on the side of a music venue or something.

We went out as far as a fun little shop called Toy Joy, and then we turned around and visited one location of the much-recommended Torchy's Tacos for lunch #2.

The second photo is my dish, the tasty Brushfire Taco, complete with juicy mango, jerk chicken, and fiery diablo sauce. Yes, I bought a bottle of the sauce to bring home, although I just realized that that probably means I'll have to check my bag on the way back. Worth it.

Then, we headed back towards our hotel, crossing through the UT campus this time. It was gorgeous and full of light-colored bricks and a ridiculously epic fountain statue (shown below). My favorite part of the day was when a man biked by us wearing a bright pink helmet and singing opera (quite well)...except that every word he sung was "meow."

The last two photos in this next set are back at the capitol building.

Stay tuned for the next installment of Fork it over, Austin!, in which we see a man hammer nails into his nostril.

Other posts in the Fork it over, Austin! series:
Part 1: Whip In
Part 2: Foreign & Domestic
Part 3: Caffe Medici
Part 4: Walking Along SoCo and Lunching at Chi'Lantro
Part 6: Museum of the Weird
Part 7: Uchi
Part 8: East Side King at The Grackle
Part 9: Franklin Barbecue
Part 10: Flagship Whole Foods and My First Green Smoothie
Part 11: Late Night Pizza at Via 313
Part 12: Kebabalicious
Part 13: My Robotic Kitchen Planned This Dinner Party
Part 14: Papi Tino's
Part 15: Annie's Cafe & Bar
Part 16: The Peached Tortilla
Part 17: Cupcake Quest: Hey Cupcake!
Part 18: Arancini
Part 19: The DeLorean, Boxing Robots, and Roller Derby Pillow Fights
Part 20: Second Bar + Kitchen
Part 21: Tia Kelly's Navajo Tacos
Part 22: Hopdoddy Burger Bar
Part 23: Gourdough's
Part 24: The Ice Cream Social
Part 25: Walking to Barton Springs
Part 26: Izzos Tacos

I'm also posting daily recaps on the Tasted Menu blog, FOOD=LOVE:
Day 1: A First Taste of Austin
Day 2: Tons of Tacos, Sushi at Uchi, and a Late Night Trip to East Side King
Day 3: Early Morning Barbecue and Late Night Pizza
Day 4: Globetrotting: Kebabs, Enchiladas, Pommes Frites
Day 5-6: Meeting and Eating

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