North by Northwest, Austin

We never like to take a trip that is strictly work related. There should always be an element of fun!

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So when Alex decided to buy a couch from our other friend Jamie up in Austin, we decided that it would be a great excuse to spend too much on food and explore a new park. After a quick trip to IKEA (AKA the magical Swedish furniture kingdom), we stopped off at North By Northwest.

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NXNW is a cool local brewery and restaurant created by Davis Tucker as an ode to the the many breweries concentrated in the Northwest. Obviously that makes me happy having spent 4 years in Portland, OR.

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On a side note….we ate at 3:00pm, so as you can see the place was packed! Normally, it is much busier.

We started with an artichoke dip.

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And then moved on to the fried cornbread with mushrooms and goat cheese.

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Followed by a sampling of beer.

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Erika got the fried chicken sandwich. We were drawn to the sandwiches since they came with a glittering pile of garlic parmesan fries!

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Jamie went for the burger.

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I went for the chicken club.

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And Alex got the linguini.

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After eating and drinking, we worked off some of the calories at Mary Moore Searight Disc Golf course. You haven’t met cool people until you’ve met Frolfers, or Frisbee Golfers. I opted out since last time I hit every living creature we played with (dog and human). Got a bit snap happy, but these were my favorites.

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It was a beautiful day with friends! Made even better by the cigar smoking, blue-toothed, “F***ing lovin’ it” disc golf pro who passed us with a Clint Eastwood like cool.

Cheers!

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Xx,

Lauren

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