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.
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!