Monday, April 23, 2012

Mini Golf

When I learned that one of Jackson's classmates was having his birthday party at a mini golf course, my first thought was, "A bunch of 3- and 4-year old boys swinging golf clubs? That child's parents are brave!"

Actually, it was a great idea. All the little guys were really excited to golf, and nobody got nailed in the face with a stray club or ball.

The mini golf course was super cute and kitchy. It has been around since 1946!

After the party, we met up with Tony and Olivia for lunch at Matt's El Rancho, another Austin institution that has been around since the 50's. We knew we had eaten there a few years ago, but we couldn't remember if we liked it or not. That probably should've been a red flag, because it was not that good, and too expensive. My veggie fajitas were $13, which is kinda crazy for a little plate of sauteed veggies, and mildly insulting to vegetarians when you consider that Tony's combo fajitas were $14 and came with beef, chicken and veggies.

$13 worth of veggies?

Note the sad tablespoonful of guacamole. It is a pet peeve of mine when Tex-Mex restaurants skimp on  guacamole like that.  We are in Texas...avocados are cheap!

Oh well, every meal can't be perfect and there are plenty of other awesome Mexican restaurants in this town. Sorry, Matt's.


  1. Don't apologize to Matt's...write them and let them know how you feel! I too often feel let down when, as a vegan, I am expected to still pay close to full price for what is essentially a much cheaper deal for the restaurant as I don't eat the expensive stuff! They will sometimes claim its more work for them to make your meal without the meat and dairy, etc... how they figure it's More work to do LESS I don't know:-) Anyway, glad all the little guys had such a great day.

  2. I don't like when restaurants skimp on things like that, either, especially guacamole.

    I adore the golf course statues! For some reason, I'm just obsessed with stuff like that. Very cool. :)