Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Fort Worth

Last Saturday, we woke up and decided it had been too long since our last visit to Fort Worth, and more specifically, to Spiral Diner. So, after arranging for a friend to check in on Monster, we set out on a day trip.

Lunch was our first priority. We started out with chips and salsa, queso, and guac.  

I had a glass of lovely hibiscus iced tea.  I'm excited to make my own version soon -- I just discovered dried hibiscus flowers at a Mexican market here in town!

Olivia had spaghetti with "meatballs."

She called dibs on the vegan parmesan and guarded it closely.

Jackson went with the black beans and quinoa. I'm glad he doesn't share my bean allergy because he absolutely loves them. He also loves the farts they produce! Ah, boys.

Tony chose the blue plate special, a zucchini po'boy. When I tried a piece of this gigantor sandwich. I almost wished I had ordered it myself. Hot breaded, fried zucchini slices, red onion, red pepper, lettuce, and tartar sauce on crusty, chewy French bread. I'm such a sucker for a po'boy, and this one sets the bar high.

However, I was also blissfully happy with my choice -- the Mitch. The Mitch is grilled tofu, bacon bits, lettuce, tomato, and chipotle mayo, piled on not two but three slices of bread. Holy amazing. I remembered Jenny singing the praises of this sandwich and wondered what took me so long to try it. Now I'm not sure how I'll ever be able to order anything else.

After lunch, we stopped at the Kimbell Art Museum to see the Bernini exhibit. The sculpture below isn't by Bernini, but no photography was allowed in the exhibit. 

We kind of raced through because the kids were antsy and we got a couple of slightly nervous looks from the museum guards. I wasn't too upset because I had some Spiral Diner goodies waiting for me in the car. 

The chocolate chip cookie was just so-so.

But the chocolate brownie was pure heaven. Some brownies are dense like fudge. Some are airy like cake. But this brownie was just right. Just the way a brownie should be. It made the ride home so much nicer.


  1. Ha! The Mitch: how I love you! I'm glad you liked it. :) I do want to try the po boy now. It sounds really good. So does the tea. :)

  2. I see the name 'Spiral Diner' and I immediately think of Jenny and 'The Mitch'.