I’m visiting my brother in Texas, and we went to Austin for the day. After learning the limitations of our GPS when it comes to overpass highways and feeder roads with exits, then fighting the UT pre-game traffic and searching for parking, we were ready for lunch.
We ate at Mellow Mushroom, which is mainly a pizza place, but I selected a tempeh sandwich. This guy was really good – better than it looks. It was grilled tempeh cubes, grilled onions, green bell peppers, and mushrooms, along with lettuce and tomato. We were at a pizza place, so a few red pepper flakes from the shaker on the table really rounded this sandwich out.
It didn’t come with a side, but we got some hummus as a starter for the table. My sister in law likes hummus, but it’s one of those (many) things my brother won’t eat, so she enjoys it with company. A dollop of hummus can look so unappetizing; I’m glad they dressed up this plate with carefully arranged pita triangles.
After lunch, we headed to Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Preserve. We walked around a saw some wildflowers, some cacti, and climbed a little tower to get an aerial view.
Me trying to make a pirate face with the monocular on top of the tower.
Alex practiced his Spider Walking in the entryway.
After a bit of walking around, it was time to eat again. We headed out to sno-cones at a place that came highly recommended, Sno Beach, located in the food truck court. Each table had paper towels and Windex in an attempt to curb any bee problems.
The place had a lot of flavors, so many that it was difficult to choose what to get. I went with cantaloupe and really enjoyed it; Alex selected grape and validated his choice of simple flavor by pointing to the giant sunglass-wearing sno cone atop the stand. This was a fun little break. Next, on to the bats…