El Chilito


This tiny, new establishment on Burnet Road is called El Chilito.  My after work food included two Migas tacos and the Hot “O” Special – Mexican hot chocolate with espresso.  It turns out that there is no inside dining area, you either enjoy your meal on the picnic tables out in front or you take it to go.  I chose the picnic table option, and all was good.



Pelon’s Tex-Mex Restaurant


My afternoon plans were to attend the “Quesoff” at the Mohawk in downtown Austin.  These plans were squashed when I showed up about thirty minutes early and the line went down the block and wrapped up the hill from there with no end in sight.  Apparently, queso contests are extremely popular on beautiful sunny days in Austin.  So, instead, I checked into Pelon’s for some brunch.  This place is nice with a gorgeuos deck and groovy air-conditioned interior.  The food needs a little work, but the location is perfect and the staff was great.  See you next year, queso judging party!





Kerbey Lane Cafe


Yay!  Round Rock now has its own Kerbey Lane Cafe (a bit of a novelty for this town because it is open 24/7).  I can’t count the number of late night or early morning visits I have made to the original location in a converted house in Austin.  The Round Rock location has been open for about a week, and it is already filling up, requiring a wait for a table with a vibrating pager.  I ordered breakfast (migas) with a “special” pancake as a side item.  The off menu items are always the best here.  But there is plenty to choose from on the official menu.  If you find yourself in the area, I recommend that you check it out no matter the time of day or night.