Good Friends and Good Food





I recently mentioned a road trip down to Austin. The purpose of the trip was to meet with Mel about the paleo cookbook she’s writing and I’m designing – with Dave, Mel’s rad husband, shooting all the photography. What I didn’t know is that we would be eating so much amazing food. The night we got in Mel and Dave generously treated Jeremy and I to Lamberts. Now, if you live anywhere near Austin and haven’t eaten here yet I beg you to do so. Tonight. OH, and we were sitting next to Megan Mullally (better known from her role as Karen in Will & Grace) through the entire meal and I didn’t even notice.

The next day we had breakfast, went grocery shopping, brainstormed, cooked, ate some more, photographed some food and started the beginning of a life long friendship.

After the photo shoot Jeremy and I headed down to South Congress for some food truck action – and how perfect since I’ve got my very own food truck client now too (equipped with a vintage Airstream and all)! So we had some food truck research to do. Research that required us eating some sort of amazing mushroom basil lemon crepe and a mango and sticky rice crepe. Research that almost made me go for a third crepe filled with Nutella and bananas.

I like you, Austin, Texas. But I like your people and your food even more.

  1. When you come here in December, we’ll have to sneak away to Lambert’s for dinner again! I’m so glad we got to spend that time together to kick off our project… and I think you sprinkled some Kathleen Fairy Dust™ on the photos we took that day, too.

  2. Oh, let’s! But this time it’s on us. I cannot wait. xoxo!

  3. I love Austin…we lived close to the city for two years and went every chance we had. There is a delicious place you should try next time, The Shady Grove, where they have the best green chile cheese fries on the planet. And there is an Airstream there as well…where they house the bathrooms! 🙂

  4. Crepes Mill is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Austin Food Trucks. You absolutely must try Odd Duck, Flip Happy and East Side King. Do you guys eat barbecue?

  5. Crepes Mill is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Austin food trucks. You absolutely must try Odd Duck, Flip Happy and East Side King. Do you guys eat barbecue?

  6. ho-ly. cow. kathleen! That last photo has my stomach rumbling. I want it in my belly!

    I’ve never been to Austin, but I’ve always heard rave reviews. Maybe I’ll just go for the crepes.

  7. JoL

    d’oh! should have made myself stop a minute on my crazy Friday to read this –
    hubs & I took 13 year-old nephew to Austin on Sat, and aimlessly wandered around 6th Street (part of the plan), but then found ourselved hungry & aimlessly wandering – not a good combo. wish I would have known about your recomendation to Lambert’s – have to put it on the list for next time!

  8. lots more good food trailers in austin for sure – surprised you didn’t mention the hellish heat you most definitely had to experience while you were here, too!

    i just found your blog via pinterest, and i love it! it gives me good vibes, and i enjoy good vibes.

  9. taryn

    i love crepes mille! a friend and i happily stumbled upon their airstream while walking on south congress for lunch when we saw that they made crepes – who doesn’t love crepes? needless to say, we couldn’t stop raving about the experience – the food, the people, the atmosphere.

    we, sadly, were only visiting austin for our friend’s wedding but if i ever go back, it’s on my to-do list!

  10. Ahhh, the food trucks in Austin are so amazing – Crepes Mille was definitely a favorite! That last picture has me salivating…

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