And she introduced D and I to Quack’s Bakery, where the beginnings of Valentine’s Day treats were on display. We couldn’t resist the Tollhouse pie or cupcake.
Refreshing beverage at the San Jose Hotel with AD.
Breakfast afforded me another opportunity to sample Austin cuisine. Jo’s coffee was just a quick walk up the street from my hotel, and where I ventured my first weekend in town. I finally tried the Migas breakfast taco here. Migas are scrambled eggs mixed with tortiallas and cheese. A Migas breakfast taco wraps it all up in a tortilla! The cinnamon roll was tasty, but say I like the Joe NY version better (doughier).
I couldn’t get enough of the soft tacos. The freshly made corn tortillas did it. In fact, I went to Guero’s twice, sat at the same Taco Bar and watched the same woman roll dough, flatten it out and grill it for two nights. First night on the left, second night on the right (different hats).
I even had the same waitress (how embarrassing!). She assured me it was ok, she had people come in 3-4 times a week. First night was the Pork al Pastor and grilled fish taco. I LOVE fish tacos and couldn’t get enough of them when I lived in California. The “al Pastor” is like the Mexican version of the shwarma, a spit-grilled meat. The second night I had to go back for the fish taco and Chicken al Carbon where the chicken is marinated in anchiote and orange juice. Yum! Honestly, I’m already missing the tacos.
How could I not end the evenings with some sweets. Amy’s is the local ice cream place and it’s a little bit like Coldstone. The very friendly ice cream scooper said his favorite was the Mexican vanilla and crushed Nutter Butters. Of course, I had to try the regular and Mexican vanilla side by side, just to be sure it was what I wanted. He didn’t steer me wrong.
And my very pregnant waitress at Guero’s insisted the Tres Leches cake was well worth it, even if it was a big piece. I could only eat half. The cake is a traditional Spanish dessert made of a sponge/butter cake soaked in 3 kinds of milk: evaporated, condensed and heavy cream.