Sunday, November 24, 2013

Austin revisited

close to sunset on a warm day @ Barton Springs
 I was in Houston a few days after Make A Wish and realized that with my postage delay, I should drive back to AUSTIN to spend my extra days there vs Houston. I went right to In.Gredients then to Barton Springs for a swim.
ended up sitting next to Betsy from the INTERNET SHACK at the springs

taco night at Casa de Luz

mighty compost load leaving Casa de Luz

Thanksgiving sandwich special @ Counter Culture

was cool to see this film in TEXAS - matthew did a great job

saw this one night on the way to the Alamo Cinema
went to Ladies Night for a screening of Nine to Five! better than I remember as a kid
the blissful chef treated me to some treats at Capital City Bakery

Kristen the owner was wearing an INSIDE OUT hoodie!!!!
figured I'd get another snack at the Yacht
felt sneaky eating the freeto burrito in the library

rad wheatpaste across from the yacht

the postcard on the side of a building
Whitley and my new pal Tarzan!

read it

Margaret Nee asked about the white tree so I did some research

looking the other way from the white tree is a ghost bike w/ a train rolling across the lake
another wonderful night at CASA - Brann & Brent - I met Brent at Barton the same day I met Betsy aka Chelsey

Saturday, November 23, 2013


When I was last in Austin back in spring of 2012 I was fortunate to get a tour of In.gredients before in opened for business. Being back in Austin this month, I got another tour during their 2nd year in operation.

not a large store, but a beautiful footprint

lots of outdoor seating and onsight gardens

the bulk section is on point

lots of local and non packaged eats in the cold case

nut butters to be placed in your own container

kale bunches sit in glasses of water to prolong freshness

mushrooms in bulk

the produce selection is small, but 90% local

lots of greens grown on their grounds

and I imagine most of that 3.2lbs is from customers waste

roasted locally, but not grown locally

well maintained tare station
Their model has evolved over the last 16 months, and a lot of the packaging offsets come on the side of their vendors. A local egg producer utilizes reusable cartons upon In.gredients request. Lots of the bulk items come in buckets vs plastic bags.

Friday, November 22, 2013


EZ7 was my 1st stop - one of the most legendary ditches in the world

1st skated it in 1991 with Brodie Ryan

I didn't have much for it, but a smooth front rock

back tail snap

there is now a prefab park 40 feet from the ditch

graffiti at the skatepark
used to be all vegan, but it's still radical

I splurged & tried the guac

then I saw that they use KLICH's motto

my 1st arepa - think the merging of a tostada & a torta

it was my 1st time to wear shorts and flip flops in what seemed like months

I asked this outreach worker what it was like to be sponsored by the devil
Duke  poolside in Houston

my Houston host and my dad's college roommate - James
James took me on a tour of Galvlston - this mansion survived the 1900 hurricane

oil wealth

watermelon coasters at OASIS

tasty sandwiches at this quaint little OASIS

the pier & the seawall

the Johnny Romano skatepark

the Satori School - craig sends them promo

a giant trumpet near where the cruise ships land
stopped off at NASA on the drive back

that's a fake space shuttle - James wanted it to be real

RADICAL EATS version of the torta - it's got nothing on POKEZ~