Food & Friends: Food's Social Aspect (Part 5)

So it is finally time for me to close out the Austin trip! I apologize for the long delay, but life got hectic! :)  So please refer to Food & Friends: Food's Social Aspect Part 4 to refresh your memory on our journey!

So after we purchased our delicious cupcakes from "Hey Cupcake" we ventured out for the day! The day was beautiful with a blue sky and tons of sunshine!  The feeling in the air was much like any Saturday in the southeast, excitement about FOOTBALL! Texas had a home game later that afternoon, so we got a tour of the campus to experience the excitement!  But before our tour, Zach took us to an Austin, Texas landmark since 1977, called "Trudy's". (

We visited Trudy's central location on West 30th Street!  To the locals, Trudy's is known for their infamous "Mexican Martini", which the establishment limits the locals to the purchase limit of 2! The restaurant prides itself on their powerful martinis, but you should be forewarned about the strength of this specialty drink! The menu had a wide variety of choices to fit everyone's taste!

April ordered the Spinach Quesadilla which was a flour tortilla filled with spinach, spicy black beans, and sauteed mushrooms and onions!

Zach ordered the Fish Tacos which is properly listed under "Southern Specialties" on Trudy's menu! The fish tacos were 2 corn tortillas filled with breaded tilapia fillets, shredded red cabbage, and fresh cilantro. The entree was pair with a chipotle ranch dipping sauce to add a nice punch of flavor!

I ordered the Veggie Combination Plate which consisted of an enchilada filled with mushroom and cheese, a spicy black bean taco, Spanish rice, and beans!  I can confidently recommend this choice to any future visitors to Trudy's, but the spicy black bean taco did not match the same quality and taste that Trudy's represents through their other menu items!

But of all the entrees we ordered, Mike's won the prize for best flavor! Mike ordered the Chicken Flautas plate which consisted of 4 corn tortillas stuffed with spiced chicken rolled and fried. Served with guacamole, sour cream, and queso.

After enjoying this hearty, satisfying lunch we were ready to continue our adventures in Austin!  After hours and hours of wondering around the city, we worked up an appetite and decided to have dinner at a Texas BBQ place with the name of , Rudy's! ( And yes, the name of the restaurants rhyme, but this was not our intention! ha!  I do not have pictures of our meal choices at Rudy's, but in summary we all enjoyed BBQ turkey and brisket, roasted potatoes, white bread, and creamed corn, which was my personal favorite! All items were ordered separately in family style containers!  Rudy's hosted a layed back environment and great tasting food!

This concludes my journey to Austin, Texas but more adventures of Food & Friends continue as I share more recent travels with the NutriFocus family!