I know it’s been a while really since I’ve posted, and since I’ve updated you on what I’ve been up to! Life has been completely crazy, and I have had no time to blog or do anything other than run around in circles like a crazy person. I have been working for an amazing cheese company called Roth Cheese, which is currently the winner of the best cheese in the world for 2016 (first time since the 1980s an American company has held that honor). We spent 17 days in Texas during June on a PR tour, giving out blue cheese guacamole and cheese quesadillas to get our name out there. My favorite city in Texas was San Antonio. The River Walk was gorgeous, and I got to cross a few restaurants off my bucket list, like Hot Joy.
I got back, had a few days in Madison, then it was off to Milwaukee for the Tour of America’s Dairyland cycling races!
July has been completely crazy, too. GT and I officially moved up our wedding, so we have less than 100 days until we tie the knot in October. We’re both really excited and a little terrified. Since I’m in active denial that I have too much to do, I’m going to leave you with a list of my favorite things in Texas and a couple cool pictures.
My favorite restaurants in Texas
We ate a LOT of great food while in Texas. Our team visited Houston, San Antonio, and Austin. Here are my favorite places, and the menu recommendations.
- Barbaro, San Antonio. Amazing pizza and phosphates (old fashioned sodas). Get the carbonara and the kale/taleggio pizza with honey.
- Hot Joy. Easily my most favorite restaurant on the whole trip. This San Antonio restaurant was featured in Bon Appetit for their crab fat caramel wings (pictured above) which were amazing, but also order the tater tot chaat, and the brisket dan dan noodles. Everything is good here. Drinks are also solid. The drink with the plum wine and scotch went down super smooth.
- Rhea’s Ice Cream. This is in San Marcos, but I highly recommend you visit San Marcos anyway to go tubing on the river. They have a bunch of amazing ice creams but my favorite was the burnt caramel.
- Gordough’s Big Fat Doughnut Trailer. These Austin doughnuts (donuts?) are legendary. I got the Heavenly Hash, which has marshmallow, chocolate frosting, and brownie bits. Make no mistake: these doughnuts are the size of your head (pictured above). Bring a small army to share with.
- East Side King in Austin was amazing. Order one of the bento boxes to sample everything. The bao (steamed buns), brussels sprout salad, and karaage chicken are all mind-blowing, and the outdoor patio is super chill.
- Salt Lick BBQ. For real deal pit barbecue in Austin, Salt Lick is the only place to go. It’s a really cool, sprawling place, and the vineyards are gorgeous. Go, bring some beer, listen to the band, and stay a while.
That’s it for now. I’m off to Iowa next for a cheese conference (how cool is this job??)! Until next time!