Thursday, March 8, 2012

Museum of the Weird (Fork it over, Austin! - Part 6)

On Wednesday afternoon, we needed a little break from eating, so we wandered into the Museum of the Weird and forked over $5 each to see shrunken heads, two-headed animals, wax figures, and other assorted oddities, including a quick sideshow act by Marti Motormouth, who had just returned from an East Coast tour. He entertained us (and made us cringe) by closing his hand in a raccoon trap and hammering nails into his nostril.

It was an amusing way to kill some time before dinner, and I was happy to learn that the admission price went towards the care of their collection of rescue lizards. Plus, I'm always a fan of Bigfoot paraphernalia, of which there was plenty!

Then we headed back to the hotel to prepare for our dinner feast at Uchi. On the way, I snapped a photo of my favorite building in the Austin skyline:

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 5: The Capitol, UT Austin, and Lunching (Again) at Torchy's Tacos
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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