Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Yarn Bombing?

So my good friend, Sarah, is writing a documentary about a new phenomenon called "yarn bombing." It's basically knit graffiti. BUT she's trying to raise money to do some serious traveling around the world and she really needs help. If you have anything to spare (I only could donate $20), PLEASE go here and donate. Even if you don't have anything to spare, go to the site and check out the preview anyways. It's very cool stuff. If you feel the need to tell all your friends about it, that'd be nice too!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

A Star and Some Delicious Burgers

The other day my friend Emily and I decided to try out this new burger joint up the street from where we work. It's called Hopdoddy and everyone I know had been raving about it for weeks. It's turned out to be an excellent little place. The interior is very cool and the food was great. I got a burger with goat cheese, mushrooms and basil pesto. Emily got a ahi tuna burger, which I did not try but looked amazing. The best part about the meal itself was the bloody mary though. When it arrived I mentioned how oddly pink it was. The server said they use a lot of beet juice in the recipe, which automatically made me feel healthier.

Even more exciting than beet juice and goat cheese: Sam Rockwell. You may remember him from such films as Moon, Choke or The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, but I fondly remember him as Guy from Galaxy Quest.

Here is a collection of clips featuring him as Guy from the movie.

Hilarious movie overall, by the way.

Anyways. So Emily and I are searching for a table and keep heading towards open booths that we see. For some reason all of them have 'reserved' signs on them. Eventually we find a table shoved into a corner and backed up very closely to another table at which sits Mr. Sam Rockwell. We sit down (I'm literally 2 feet from him), silently mouth to each other "oh my god Sam Rockwell" and of course both pick up our phones and get on the facebook so the world can know of our good fortune. Of course, neither of us said anything to him (didn't want to disturb his lunch), but it was exciting regardless. Side note: he is super short in real life.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Garden State?

Another celebrity siting at my Cafe! Zach Braff, of Scrubs fame, came in and sat at the bar yesterday. He was quite friendly and dare I mention that he left a pretty fat tip for our bartender? Apparently he's just in town for some sort of Q&A at UT. Anyways, I've never really watched Scrubs but I found this clip on Youtube and it's kind of funny, so enjoy Zach Braff.

Friday, January 28, 2011


So at work we just added a new beer on tap: Bucket Head IPA from this new brewery, Thirsty Planet. It is delicious and I got a chance to taste their other two beers (Yellow Armadillo Wheat and Thirsty Goat Amber). They are both super tasty. Apparently the brewery is causing quite a buzz...perhaps a visit to their tasting room is in order.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Uncle Rico

Remember this movie:

And who can forget Uncle Rico aka Jon Gries. Well, Uncle Rico himself came into my cafe the other evening. And I spoke to him! As a part of my job I have to stop by all the tables, just to check in and see how everything is. So, I had to drop in on Mr. Gries and his buddy. They were very friendly, made some jokes and told me everything was great. Also, there is some word on the street that Mr. Gries is a vegetarian. I can guarantee that this is not true...since he ate a pork chop. AND he was wearing a Black's BBQ hat.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

New Deal At Quacks

Lemme start off with this:

But more importantly, Quacks has a new daily deal. After 6:30pm all pastries are buy 1 get 1 free. I suppose they are trying to get rid of old stock instead of throwing it away at the end of the evening. Very exciting.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Museum of the Weird

Tonight my pal, Amelia Gray, was reading at Bookwoman on Lamar with another author, Mary Miller. She was reading from her new book, Museum of the Weird. I got a sneak peak of the book a few days ago when my friend Sarah and I went to Zilker Park to read and bask in the sunshine. The first story (only about a page and a half) was hilarious, so I was very excited to hear Amelia reading it tonight! The other stories she read from the book were equally hilarious and I'm very excited to start it (I snagged myself a copy in which she drew a nice drawing of a mimosa). You should probably get one also, by the way. I found a copy on Amazon, if you're so inclined.