It is my opinion that one of the fabulous things about traveling is eating. But...what is more fun than going to a new place and trying out new restaurants? Going to a new place and trying out new restaurants with old friends! Jay and I were recently in Austin, TX. While there, we met up with some of our favorite Montana friends who happened to be in Texas at the same time. Perfect.
Going on a recommendation from a local (the best way to choose a meal in a new city), we decided upon a little hole-in-the-wall place right off the interstate in downtown Austin, Aster's Ethiopian Restaurant. http://www.astersethiopian.com/ Honestly, without the recommendation I doubt we'd have looked twice at this place. Sad, but true. A big fan of both cooking and eating African food, I found this place to be a delight with it's down to earth atmosphere and amazingly fragrant, spicy fare. Yum!!!! If you ever find yourself in the Austin area, mosey on over to Aster's for a great lunch. :-)