Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Fast is over

Okay, after several months sabbatical I am returning to try and revive the spastic synapse, and possibly expand it somewhat. It has been one hell of a year, and I will be pleased to see the backside of 2009.

That being said the eatin's been good as of late. The Leaning Pear semi-regular Floreani Friday night dinner has proved to be one of the highlights of the week. They don't charge a corkage fee, and Mike has deftly honed the art of picking up on the 12 under 12. In the past month I have had the Broken Arrow wild boar relleno, and sea bass on a bed of puree' cauliflower with lemon. The soups are also absolutely spot on more times than not.

I have pretty thoroughly covered the Hill Country Barbecue offerings, and now seem to be on a quest for the best sandwich. Yesterday I scored bigtime at Fricano's deli on East 31st street in Austin.
The coleslaw was amazing, and it wasn't long before toasted perfection came to our table in the way of their Italian Club on sourdough, and an Ainsworth (which is chef's choice, he makes what he feels) we ended up witha Turkey with Provolone, Fresh Basil, Red Onion and the house Olive Tapenade on multigrain. All of the bread is baked for them locally by Chuy who used to be the head baker at Mandola's. I took their Italian Wedge to go and it was also very,very good.

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What I'm listening to lately

  • Ben Kweller-Changing Horses
  • Trojan Country Reggae Box Set
  • The Grand Archives
  • Sun is Shining- Bob Marley vs Lee Scratch Perry
  • A.C. Newman-Get Guilty
  • Justin Townes Earle-The Good Life
  • Bon Iver-Blood Bank
  • Breathe Owl Breathe-Ghost Glacier
  • Noah and the Whale
  • Conor Oberst
  • Frightened Rabbit-The Midnight Organ Fight

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