My destination was Cooper’s Bar-B-Que, but along the way, I stopped to admire the sights in Downtown Austin. The Contemporary has an interesting rooftop display of Art. There was construction going on. And I made it to Cooper’s just before the heavy rains came down.
Tears of Joy is a pretty cool shop on Sixth Street in Austin. I visited with a friend this afternoon, and we selected the “Evil Cowboy” hot sauce for another friend of ours who loves to taste very hot sauces. Now we just need to get some tacos for our taste test. Check out the shop if you find yourself in Austin.
An Austin artist by the name of Wiley Ross painted this mural of Willie Nelson. It is located close to the Sixth Street entertainment district at Seventh Street and Neches Street. It is pretty awesome sight for Willie fans like me.
The HOPE Art Installation is related to the HOPE Outdoor Gallery in Austin where muralists and street artists display their creations. The HOPE Art Installation is located in the Rock Rose area of the Domain. It is a collection of art hanging on the building walls in the neighborhood of bars, shops, and restaurants. It is wide open to the public, so hopefully all goes well. If you find yourself in the area, definitely check it out while strolling through the new development.
Here is an interesting concept for a restaurant. Pizzas treated as tapas. 100 Pizzitas also has several full blown pizzas to choose from if you prefer not to sample some of the 100 different 6.5″ sized ones. My favorite tonight was number 59 – Provolone cheese, bacon, York ham, mushroom & cream. There is also a view of the Texas State Capitol building from the patio to enjoy.
It is the springtime version of the Pecan Street Festival! Booths, food, drinks, people, pets, art, live music and more! What an awesome day in Downtown Austin!