Spike Jonze! Funny shit
Sunday, September 27, 2009
This, the former Real World Austin house, is a fun, slightly glam Mexican restaurant that always has live music and can get boisterous at times. Good food (like fish tacos and watermelon martinis) and look how cute the bathrooms are! We love the blue paint, flowers, and gorgeous terra cotta tiles. Viva Rio Grande!
This lovely dive marries all the better amenities of an Irish pub (darts, Guinness, road signs in Gaelic) with a Red River dive bar (it's on Red River and is a dive bar). Man were we ever pleased when we tagged along for a drink after hanging a Headhunter's for a minute. Bull McCabe's bathrooms are very efficient, and we do appreciate the DWI lawyer's strategically placed ad.
One night we got to go to Gumbo's for a luxurious dinner of tasty New Orleans-styled cuisine. Gumbo's is in the historic Brown Building, which according to its wiki page, was completed in 1938 and was home to the holding corporation for the Lyndon Johnson family. So you can bet Ladybird Johnson has pooed in here! And maybe even Jackie O! In the 2000s, this awesome building was converted to loft apartments, but the bathroom still enjoys a semi-public status, at least if one is stealthy enough and looks like they're just popping in while en route to a fancy restaurant or condo. Despite its young age, the building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1997, so this has got to be one of the most important terlets added to the poo blog next to the ones in the Capitol! And we really dig the tile! Black grout keeps it looking awesome even after seventy years.