Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Little Heroes

This past weekend we took the kids to check out Hero Rush, a Wipeout-style obstacle course. Actually, because it was super windy and chilly out, we only visited one area, the kids' course. Jackson and Olivia were excited to put on some firefighter gear and race through the course.

Getting suited up...

Ready to go...

Olivia in the lead!

The foam pit at the end was the best part.

They didn't want to get out.

After the kids tired themselves out on the obstacle course, we went to lunch at El Monumento.  It's the new sister restaurant to the Monument Cafe in Georgetown, which we like a lot.

We started off with chips and two kinds of salsa. One was served warm, the other cold.

The kids had pineapple-mango aguas frescas.

I had a mojito, complete with sugar cane stirring stick. Small, but potent.

For an appetizer, we ordered queso flameado, a skillet of melted cheese topped with strips of poblano pepper and onion.

I had the sweet potato and Swiss chard enchiladas. They're typically served with rice and beans, but I substituted fried green beans with a sriracha aioli dipping sauce. 

I was really pleased with my meal. The waitress informed us that El Monumento uses a lot of local and organic ingredients, and just about everything is made from scratch. That means no frozen margaritas made from mix. You can taste this freshness in the food. It was more expensive than your typical Tex-Mex place. A little too expensive to eat lunch with the kids on a regular basis, to be honest. But I will definitely keep it in mind for special date nights.

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