Not to make you guys barf or anything, but R. and I do Date Night every Friday. I'm a big fan. Do you do Date Night?
I can't remember when we instilled it, but while our professional lives don't involve any crazy commuter-type situations or lengthy far-apartness, we simply aren't very romantic people when we get home from work. We eat, watch LOST, (lovingly) torture the cat, and.....go to bed. Party animals!
Anyway, I don't know what it was about this weekend, but R. and I had the most satisfying stretch of 48 hours in Austin. Possibly ever. Sorry if that sounded dirty. Here is what I mean:
I know what you're thinking: If that dish were a 7th grade girl, she'd have cumbersome headgear and an unfortunate acne problem. Not to worry. Ethiopian food, which is what this is, may not be the most attractive food ever but nevertheless it is downright ecstasy in your mouth. Karibu Ethiopian Restaurant & Bar just opened on east 7th St. about a month ago, and R. and I went there on Friday. I lerved it. In order to keep it open, I urge you all to go out and try it. Almost all dishes come with chechebsa, that crepe-like bread you see above, which is fermented, sour-tasting, and delicious. You tear off pieces of it, you see, and use it to pick up your food. Which I am slowly coming to realize is may my favorite way to dine.
Many Birthdays. I have talked about them before and adore their stuff. Saw them as part of Free Week, also on Friday, at Mohawk (along with these other folks below).
Moth! Fight! was a pleasant surprise.
The Laughing put on my favorite show of the evening.
Got to meet Pink Nasty at Clementine's! (right). As well as her brother (left), Black Nasty. Unfortunately, they weren't wearing toilet paper when we met.
This one isn't Austin-centric, but I'm going to recommend it anyway.
When I see trailers for his films, I frequently take Clint Eastwood for granted. Why, I am not sure. Perhaps because I know in advance that whatever he does, it will be solid, moving, blah blah blah...almost like when Toni Morrison releases a new novel, and all I can think is, "oh terrific, another masterpiece....wooo." Don't make the same mistake. Whenever you have the opportunity to read a Toni Morrison novel, you are richly rewarded, as I was with Gran Torino. I am so very glad I saw this. I knew it would be moving; what I did not expect was for it to be so funny. Clint Eastwood, if you can believe this, is a laugh a minute. Seriously.
What do you all like to do for Date Night?