Over Thanksgiving this year, we decided to ditch Illinois and revisit one of our favorite cities- Austin, TX! I guess the main reason that we love visiting is so that we can see our friends Jim and Mel, but the beautiful weather, funky culture, and of course taco abundance doesn’t hurt either.
Immediately after stepping off the plane, I insisted that we head directly to Torchy’s Tacos which is my favorite taco joint, and a craving that I’ve had since the minute we left Texas! Just take a look at these beauties:
My favorites are the Baja Shrimp featuring pickled onions and jalapenos, and The Independent which is fried portobello mushroom with refried black beans, corn and carrots. And of course we indulged in some of the most delicious Queso on the planet… maybe distance just makes the heart grow fonder? Nah.
Afterwards we visited the Hope Outdoor Gallery to walk off our tacos. The gallery is a deserted condo construction project which has become a public art project. The art slowly evolves over time, and amateur and professional artists alike stop by to make their contributions to this truly unique canvas.
From on top of the colorful structure, you can even make out the dome of the Capitol building in the background.
I’m already drooling for more Torchy’s…..