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Our Downtown Austin eats

Over a year ago, Chip and I had gone out on our first date in Austin. We had just finished touring all four floors of the Texas State Capitol, and were ready for some Greek food a few blocks away (lunch was mutually decided early-on), followed by dessert on 6th Street.




My sweetie’s order: Chicken Sandwich & Salad
No tomatoes and red onion (something I quickly learned he always nixes)



Gyro Sandwich, hold the onions, please

 
A meal isn’t complete without desserts (:p), so we walked a block over to this swanky hotel (built in 1886) on 6th Street…



The Driskill Hotel



Adorable old-timey car out front

 
Inside the 1886 Cafe & Bakery at The Driskill Hotel…




Bar

 
We shared two desserts…



1886 Chocolate Cake
Heritage Society of Austin’s Original Recipe, served with Homespun Vanilla Ice Cream



Chocolate Croissant
Yummm!

We tried walking off all the calories afterwards. LOL.

 
PS: I know of another hotel that serves-up enticing sweets…



Peabody Deli & Desserts (in Memphis, Tennessee)
Clockwise from top left: Banana Oreo Cheesecake; Chocolate ball-covered strawberry; White Chocolate Charlotte; Equinox; Chocolate Dome; Chocolate Tart

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One comment for “Our Downtown Austin eats”

  1. Loved reading your article and seeing the photos of The Driskill. We’d love to have you back in some time, perhaps for you and your hubby’s anniversary our Exceutive Pastry Chef can prepare something sweet for you to enjoy!

    1 Posted by Laura With The Driskill | September 17, 2012, 12:50 pm

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