Saturday, January 03, 2009

A Light Lunch



Yesterday afternoon, I drove up to Austin to have a light lunch with my Dad at Ironworks, a legendary Austin barbecue joint.






It's the perfect barbecue spot--old, simple and really really good.







There's even a cute little wood stove. But that's not where they cook the barbecue.






You're all familiar with Dad. He's the man who hates Christmas and loves gravy.


Now we get to the real meat of the issue (get it?) A lovely light barbecue lunch.



Yes, you heard that correctly. A light lunch. A girl's got to watch her figure.






Have I mentioned how much I love barbecue? Particularly ribs? I love ribs.






I really love ribs.








It seriously excites me.




I just can't help myself.





The worst part is you think I would be embarrassed about being seen like this in public, but I'm not. At the moment, I'm simply in a coma of pure barbecue bliss.



Obviously.




I'm embarrassed to even show you this. As my mother in law would say, the Queen won't be inviting me over any time soon. As my Dad would say, I'm not acting like I've been to town before. There's still meat in my teeth. It's terrible really. (That's why he's not in any of these pictures. Would you want to be seen with this face?)






But as bad as I look, it's oh so delicious.





After wiping all the sauce off my face and hands, I did what any sophisticated eater of true Texas barbecue. I cleansed my palate with crackers. My Dad informed me that any true, good Texas barbecue joint will offer you crackers and white bread, never wheat.






And I'm the sophisticated type.






Did I mention the pecan pie is really good? Well, it is. Or it was.


I had so much fun at my barbecue lunch with Dad, that I think I'll meet him again for lunch at Ironworks soon.



After all, a girl can always use a light lunch to kick off her weekend.


You've begged, you've pleaded---and I've given in. Tomorrow, stay tuned Invisible Friends for a Special Edition of TWIRL! That's right, find out whether Wade punched the wall or fell through...and learn exactly what everyone is staring at. Is it Vivi's Dad? A dead body? A chest of money? Or is it something mysterious?

And on Monday, we find out FINALLY what's in the box! Stay tuned!

61 comments:

Sandy Toes said...

Wow...you do LOVE ribs..they look very good!!!
-sandy toes

doggybloggy said...

You could convert a vegetarian with enthusiasm like that...

Debbie said...

Great pictures!!! You look like you had a blast! Good for you!!!

Mandy said...

LOL. I love that you posted these of yourself. :)

Marie said...

Oh gosh Duckie . . . your pictures made me drool! That looks like some seriously good barbeque!!! I love ribs and I adore pecan pie. When I come to Texas, you are just going to have to take me there! Promise me!! We can embarass each other!! XXOO Woo hoo, can't wait til tommorrow so I can find out about Viv and Wade and what's going to happen next!!

Teresa R said...

Oh man, I LOVE bbq too! In fact, the things the make me drool most when I watch FoodTV is when they do shows on bbq's.

Your dad sounds like quite the character - I'd like to have lunch with him too! :)

Ingrid said...

Yikes! That's some serious barbecue love!

Love the TA-DA pose! Duckie, I think in your younger years you might have had dreams of being the new Vanna, of the 21st century. LOL!

YAY! Thank you for the special edition of Twirl!
Enjoy your day!
~ingrid

sassy stephanie said...

OMgosh! My parents used to live right around the corner on the lake there!

noble pig said...

Sounds like my kind of meal. You are brave wearing pink to a BBQ joint but then again you got married at a BBQ joint so you are a professional. Looks fun!

♥Reeni said...

Your so cute! And so tiny to be eating all that food, I'm impressed!! It looked really yummy, especially that pie, can't blame you for licking the container!

Sharon said...

Cute pictures of you two! The bbq joint looks amazing. Happy New Year :)

Erica said...

hahahhahahahahhahahaha- I love the pics haha. You're awesome

Mom said...

That picture of you with the bbq all over your face reminded me of the time you dropped a rib and got it in your hair and all over your clothes. Then you went on a date covered in bbq sauce. Lol. Guess some thing never change.

Megan said...

lol Looks like you thoroughly enjoyed your lunch!

Lori said...

Dang girl! You are one happy, barbeque face, pecan pie lickin girl! You CRACK me up! Great post. I enjoyed it.

natalia said...

Now I know what to expect when I'll visit texas !! Great !

K. said...

My mouth is watering! That looks SO good!

jenjen said...

That BBQ looks delicious Duckie! Only you can looks like a movie star whilst having sauce on your face and meat in your teeth. You are adorable!

I can't wait to see what happens with Wade!

XOXOXOXO
Jen

prairierunner said...

Looks good (and classy) to me Ducky!

Oh my! Apple pie! said...

I've never seen anyone looks so fabulous eating ribs....they look so good, I could dive right in.

Lorraine E said...

Oh wow, I love ribs too-almost as much as you do I bet! :) I hear they serve everything big in Texas and I have to say those are really big ribs!

Marjie said...

I love that you can go out for a light lunch with Daddy. And remember, as long as you skip the potatoes, it's not fattening. I promise. My Grampy came from your town. Would I lie to you?

ScrappinAway said...

YumYum! Just got back and town and wanted to say thanks for the comment love! I like the new background! And can't wait to see more recipes!

VintageChicChick said...

The bbq looks wonderful! I'm always up for some good barbeque! Stopping by from SITS. Have a good weekend!

blueviolet said...

I so completely love you right now. This post did me in.

Laurie said...

I don't think I have ever seen anyone enjoy ribs as much as you! The pics are great and very funny. Glad you had so much fun with your Dad.

Debbie said...

You cannot eat good southern food without getting messy. It is just the way we do it!

Mary Anna said...

Oh, how I love barbecue. I've even been known to buy it out of the back of gas stations and pick-up trucks on the side of the road. It's almost a problem, really!

Thanks for visiting my blog.

I love that you say that you randomly break out in dance - I do too (much the chagrin of my hubby). At night, while supper's cooking and we're waiting for my hubby to get home, my boys and I turn up the radio and have "Dance Party Time" in the kitchen. It's tons of fun!

Diana said...

Hahaha that brought the biggest smile to my face! :)

I love your enthusiasm!

nikkicrumpet said...

YUM...I love a good messy barbeque Rack of Ribs!!!! And you are just to darn cute!!!

Chef E said...

Oh duck- you just do not know how I love my BBQ and they just do not have good ones here...they think brisket is for boiling...I so wanted ribs today, but we stayed in again and I made French Onion Soup...and you torture me with the pee-caan pie...although they are better homemade!

...and dance...we do at home now...put on the Johnny Cash or those other cowboys and scoot across that kitchen floor! I bet the dogs would run around and bark to the music too...

Bunny said...

I just noticed ...your in short sleeves and no coat and I'm freezing my butt off!!! Not fare!! LOL!! I wanna go to luch with you, you know how to eat!!!

Debbie said...

Now I want some BBQ ribs!
hmmmm....off thru the snow to find a good BBQ joint. It ain't easy here.

Sandy Michelle said...

I had a good laugh at your rib pictures :) I hope you had a great Holiday! Thanks for stopping by with such wonderful comments!

Sandy xox

Cakelaw said...

I am lovin' those ribs and that you enjoyed them so much! I am also a sucker for pecan pie - I am drooling at the photo of that slice of pie.

Kitt said...

Holy cow! That's some awesome-looking barbecue. And I love the shots of you enjoying it! Made me grin.

A friend of mine had barbecue at her wedding. She was draped in a sheet to eat it!

Aubrey said...

Oh. My. Yummy. Goodness.

I have SO been craving bbq. Looks delish and now, my mouth is watering1

cupcake studio said...

Good golly...that bbq looks GOOD! Thanks for stopping by my blog. So glad to have found you! (Your doggies are the cutest!) Happy new year!

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

I love barbecue too. I could live on ribs. I think if my execution date were set, I'd have a hard time choosing between ribs and pulled pork for my last meal.

A new barbecue restaurant opened in my neighborhood. I haven't tried it yet, but I'm hoping it's authentic, although it's probalby not. Regardless, I plan to have a nice, messy rib dinner at some point.

Yes, it's very important to be messy when you eat ribs!!!

Cindy said...

Holy @$%*
I've never seen ribs that big!

Chef E said...

I came back for another look at those ribs...they inspire me ;)

Leigh Anne said...

Hi. thanks for the comment on my blog. i'm very new to the blogging world, lol. i've been reading some of yours...good stuff! very entertaing! and now i want some bbq!

oh, and i think you meant nicole's blog - not nancy's? haha.

Michelle said...

You are such a cutie! You really are enjoying those ribs! What's ironic is we made ribs last night for dinner because we heard ribs were on sale! We were in heaven...not as much as you were though! My mouth was watering looking at them in your pics!!

Cakebrain said...

Gee whiz! Where are you packing all of that? Gone are the days when I could eat like you and still look lean! Those ribs look fantastic!

Aubrey said...

Oh yes...Seven Pounds had a SAD ending. It's a crazy movie!

Casey's trio said...

I LOVE ribs too! And topping it off with pecan pie? Perfect! Did you go home and nap??

Megan said...

I LOVE ribs and it looks like a delicious light lunch and a good time with dad!

Colleen said...

LOL - i love it! They look so tasty!

Bird, Frizzy and Our Little Yaya said...

Love BBQ myself. We would have been a pair together! Too fun.

Live.Love.Eat said...

I am starving now!!!!!!!! I love ribs too but don't usually love the BBQ joint's type with the smoked meat. But then again, I have never been to TX. I would have sauce all over my face right along with you. Too cute!

Grace said...

i have commenced drooling. what a glorious lunch you had, and i, for one, am glad that you enjoyed it enough to slather it all over your face and hands. that's the sign of some good stuff.
meanwhile, i got my package--thank you so much! i look forward to reading the story and using the pumpkin dip mix. you're awesome. :)

MammaDucky said...

Mmmm, ribs. Jealous.

Pumpkin said...

Gotta love that enthusiasm! You're so cute!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Oh my! I could kill for those ribs!!! Yay for barbecue goodness! Love the dirty face!

Jenni Jiggety said...

Yummmmmm! That looks messy and totally YUMMY!

Joanna said...

Yum-O! I'll try not to have BBQ envy but with a spread like that I don't think it will happen. Drool!

TuTu's Bliss said...

Now I am hungry..and I was going to do YOGA but a slab of ribs sounds soooo much better. So much for will power! Thanks and Hugs, Jen

Navita said...

lol...rofl...m rolling on the floor laughing

Ur pics are delectable...

thanks for stopping by my blog.
Hope i have found a frequent guest in you!:)

hugs

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

those look so yummy! I may have to take a trip there to eat some of those rib s- my hubs would be in HEAVEN!!!!

Kelly said...

Yep! Plain white bread with ANYTHING BBQ...its a Southern thing!!
Now you got me hungry! lol

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