As soon as I spotted this Pac-Man on the side of a bridge in Austin, I had a wave of inspiration.
I’ve been trying to cook a recipe from a favorite blog of mine each month as a kind of homage, but with this vacation and the crazy weeks leading up to it, I didn’t have time to get my culinary act together. But when I took this photo, I knew immediately what blog I wanted to mention this month — Waterfalls and Caribous.
Waterfalls and Caribous is a blog that I happen to come across long ago — I honestly can’t when I discovered it — but I was hooked immediately. While they post frequently about food, the main focus is their adventures while traveling, and seriously, they travel. I have followed them through India, Korea and into China. Their adventures can be as simple (and hilarious) as trying to find a great cup of coffee in Xi’an or as crazy as visiting the Haesindang (penis) Park in South Korea.
But I also really love that they love street art.
I’ve always enjoyed graffiti — when it’s done well — perhaps because I can’t draw at all. It’s really impressive what talented people can do with the side of a building (or bridge!) as their canvas.
So here’s some of the fun art I saw while wandering around in Austin last week:
And because it’s hard for me to post about anything besides food, here’s a few street art inspired bites — brought to you from the well-known food cart East Side King. East Side King is owned by Chef Paul Qui and has a few locations — we hit up the one on East Sixth Street, in the backyard of the Liberty bar.
The pork and chicken steamed buns were good, but it was the Thai Chicken Karaage (fried chicken in a sweet-spicy sauce) and the beet fries (served with kewpie mayonnaise) that were the real winners.
In the next post (or two!) I’ll wrap up our trip — we did actually do a few things besides eat, I swear!