The American cocktail has history. From the time when people mixed their booze with hard spirits so that they didn’t get sick to the moment when alcohol was banned completely but really only went underground, there has always seemed something compelling about the relationship of flavours that the great cocktail makers are privy to.
Good cocktail people are worth travelling to find. Lucky then, that we’ve done some of the hard work for you.
I hope these critters didn’t end up in the smoking oven…
It’s like an institution in Texas, only meatier. Barbecue is talked about with the kind of reverence given to ex-Presidents and football (American football, y’all…) but to be honest, our experience with it has been a little so-what, so far.
We made it to the river in time to watch Austin’s bat population take to the air in search of tasty insect snacks. It kind of made us hungry, so we left and went in search of something less arthropodic for ourselves… and found some tasty plates in a bar on East 6th (no idea what the name was, unfortunately…
More bat photos, as ever, here. Or, pictures of the evening’s entertainment (leggy ladies and jazz singing), here…
Deadwood silhouetted against a lake morning sky
Some photos from our camping evening at Benbrook Lake, near Fort Worth. Nothing food-related to report: we ate at a fairly second-rate bar which was only salvaged by the fact that the band were brilliant