Sir Paul McCartney in Austin

On May 24 I finally got to see Sir Paul McCartney live in concert, at the Erwin Center in Austin, TX. As someone who has waited 33 years to see him in person, it was a very exciting moment for me, and I made the best of it. Growing up, I always danced to Beatles and Paul McCartney and Wings songs, and I made sure to keep the tradition going. Out of my entire section, I was the only person on my feet for the three hour show, and I danced the entire time. And I’ll have to say… for a 71 year old man, Sir Paul has more energy than me, because he wore me out! There were so many other memorable moments. Paul talked about how Jimi Hendrix played Sgt. Pepper songs right after the album came out, and asked Eric Clapton to come up on stage to tune his guitar. He told us how the song Blackbird … Read more…

Best meal of my life – Uchiko

Uchiko. Austin, TX. Owned by chef Tyson Cole. Food to die for. There were seven of us, and we chose to allow our waiter to bring us dishes at his discretion. We lost count of the number of dishes they brought out, but we think there were 17, four of which were desserts. Everything was fantastic. My favorites were the wagyu short rib that melted in my mouth and was reminiscent, but far better than, the best brisket; the razor clam with bacon foam and garlic roots (yes, roots!); the pork belly; and the fried brussel sprouts. As someone who usually is not a fan of brussel sprouts, it’s quite significant that I requested another bowl of them, and could have had a third for dessert. And desserts? There was a buttermilk mousse with cherry, coriander and onion; black olive gelato with chocolate and lemon cream; tobacco pastry cream and chocolate; and the best, which was corn six ways. Mmmmm…. … Read more…