Best Places to Eat in Austin
1. Don Emilio’s on E. 7th Street. Great
Brazilian dining. Go south on Guadalupe toward downtown. Turn left
(E. 7th is one way only, so which way to turn won’t be in
contention). Pass I-35 and it’s on your right, just before
a gas station. Highly recommend the sweet plantains, arepa con
choclo, fruit juices blended with milk and caramelized figs!
Trudy’s for Tex-Mex and Spider House for after-dinner
coffee. Both next door to each other. Off Guadalupe, slightly pass
The Villas apartments and Blockbuster to your right. Highly recommend
the stuffed avocado at Trudy’s.
3. The Clay Pit on Guadalupe.
Tasty Indian food…mmm. Head
south on Guadalupe toward downtown. On the left just after you
cross MLK Boulevard. Warm atmosphere.
4. Dirty Martin’s on Guadalupe.
Best greasy hamburgers and chocolate malts in town. On Guadalupe
head north away from downtown, across
the street from Blockbuster…hard to miss…green-and-white
The lion/lioness, the dolphin, the butterfly…a
few of my favorite animals…
The butterfly in particular…I
always see butterflies here…
You should see the cluster of
butterflies that gather over the Cotton Bowl in
Dallas…they see all of the orange and red…and I suppose from afar
it looks like a meadow of flowers (that is if butterflies have eyes?). Quite
the bizarre and inspiring spectacle…
In honor of the butterflies that I
see everyday, that remind me to take time to smell the flowers (see alternative
cow guru philosophy), I dedicate this Frost
“Blue-Butterfly Day” by Robert Frost
It is blue-butterfly
day here in spring,
And with these sky-flakes down in flurry on flurry
There is more unmixed color on the wing
Than flowers will show for days unless they hurry.
But these are
flowers that fly and all but sing:
And now from having ridden out desire
They lie closed over in the wind and cling
Where wheels have freshly sliced the April mire.
I dream of having a flower shop
on an island—a location that
gets lot of sunshine and fresh ocean air, a colorful place that
has many adoring customers who get much joy from the flowers—lovers,
friends or people who just want something green and pink to talk
I dream of starting a fine dining club here
at UT that is very glamorous, chic, entertaining, fun and educational—an escape
into one of those rosy paintings.
I dream of being a nurse in the
Peace Corps and helping to give security and peace to others.
dream of walking across the desert with a medicine bag on an important
I dream of learning how to surf and relinquishing
my fear of being in deep waters alone—and riding a blue wave
into white sand, and tasting lots of salt and being very tan.
dream of learning to understand money and visualizing it so that
I can manage finances and always am able to live freely and support
myself and those I love.
I dream of someday, far, far from now,
having many children.
is most admirable in the fantastic is that the fantastic doesn’t
exist; all is real.”
I love zooming into molecules or zooming
out into the universe because from those two perspectives it is
see just how
bafflingly magic this all is.