Here's the thing about Texas: there are three times as many Mexican restaurants as there are all other food types put together. A coworker recommended Vivo's in Austin, so I drove up there to try it out.
On the outside it looks more like a tropical eatery than anything that belongs in Texas, or at a Mexican restaurant. Palms and clean, tropical styles everywhere. Very weird. Inside the restaurant, on the other hand, was very dimly lit and moody. Odd contrast.
When I say "I want Mexican food", what I always mean is "I want cheese enchiladas". So that's what I came here to get. However, they actually served chile enchiladas, which sounded pretty good, so I got those instead.
After that, I heard South by Southwest actually had a free music gig happening near the river, so I went down there to check it out
Here's a terrible picture of it.
It was pretty bad music. I was only there for one band, but while the instrumentation was pretty good, the singer sang all his songs in Spanish in a weird nasally, off-key voice that wasn't very pleasant. He must be popular, though- everyone was singing along with him.
And that was my night!
I'm glad Captain Planet is still finding some use somewhere Historic Bastrop actually looks like one of those towns from out of a western, if said town survived to the present day