This Week’s Eats: 05/31/13

Chips & salsa

For our poolside Memorial Day party, chips and e.’s delicious homemade salsa.


He also made us some raspberry lemon iced tea with mint. Refreshing!




We grilled burgers, corn on the cob, and Giada’s Lemon-Cumin Chicken.

Cowboy Burger

Cowboy Burgers

Our friends Mike and Laura brought these amazing, spicy Cowboy Burgers from Central Market, which we topped with cheddar slices, grilled, and served on jalapeño buns. A great pairing!

Salvation Pizza

e. surveying his cheese pie at Salvation Pizza. It was good.

Fredericksburg Brewing

Beer flight at Fredericksburg Brewing Company. They have some great beers; recommended.


They were also seemingly the only place in Fredericksburg that serves pretzels! That mustard was out of control, though. So hot.

Sausage plate

Sausage sampler plate, Fredericksburg Brewing Company. Very good, especially the German potato salad. A lot of food, and a good deal.

Egg Sandwich

Breakfast for dinner: a minimalist version of our favorite meal at Fado, the Hangover Sandwich. This one’s just fried eggs and bacon on fried sourdough. Yes, fried, not toasted. Like in England. Well dench, innit.

Mint julep

One of Eric’s mint juleps, with homegrown mint and homemade syrup.

Lavazza gelato

Hazelnut and chocolate gelato, double macchiato, Lavazza Espression on Congress. Dolce far niente, y’all.


Dinner: blue corn tortillas, refried black beans, Monterey Jack and cheddar cheeses, Cholula sauce, sour cream, and homegrown jalapeños!

Read about my nacho theory, and see my vegan nacho recipe, here.


Lots of things taste as good as skinny feels. Like this hunk of brie, salami, and pecans I had for lunch.

Breakfast tacos

Super decadent breakfast tacos: fresh corn tortillas with refried black beans, scrambled eggs with cream, grated cheddar, Cholula sauce, and bacon.


Perfecting my biscuit recipe.


Biscuits, butter, and Gruene Three Berry Jam. Nom.


Lunch special at El Mer. One cheese enchilada with sour cream sauce, one beef taco, rice, and black beans. Oh, and a $3.50 margarita. Oh, yes.

Kismet Cafe

Gyro plate at Kismet Cafe. Prettttttty good.

Dad's Roman Holiday

Dad’s Roman Holiday. Recipe here.

Cheese Enchiladas

My Old School Tex-Mex Cheese Enchiladas with The Fieldmarshal’s Old School Tex-Mex Sauce. They turned out kind of flat (the horror!), because my tortillas were old, but they were darn tasty.  Not pictured: raw, diced white onions, added to the top.  Crunch, crunch.

Tempura Green Beans

We finally made it to Contigo. These tempura fried green beans were delicious.

Contigo salad

A salad of wilted arugula, onions, mushrooms, and spicy dressing, Contigo.


Contigo salumi and pâté plates, Contigo. The foreground is rabbit pâté.

Sausage plate, Contigo

I’m just going to go ahead and call it now. This will be the summer of German sausage plates for me and e.; Contigo.


2 thoughts on “This Week’s Eats: 05/31/13

    • YES. SAUSAGE PLATES. The best. The big German one was a real accomplishment, even for two people. But the potato salad went fast – it was so good!

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