Friday April 27
For the last 6 1/2 years I’ve been haunted. Back when I was on CAT duty for Hurricane Katrina back in 2005, I passed by this place several times when I ventured towards town. Unfortunately they were already closed for the day and CAT Duty started way too early (@ 7AM) for me to even consider heading here in the morning.
I made a mental note and finally had the opportunity to visit.
Joe’s Bakery and Mexican Food.
The parking lot had a decent amount of cars and it was still relatively early.
The place was starting to fill up as well. With a good Mix of Anglo and Mexican customers.
And a bottle of their home made salsa is customarily placed on the table.
I already knew what I was getting…..yes, another rare day when I order a full breakfast.
Migas, a local specialty-
Eggs with tortilla chips, cheese, onions tomatoes and Jalapenos.
Refried beans and a side of tortillas came with the meal.
Their homemade salsa really added the finishing touch to this hearty breakfast. Joe’s Bakery was certainly one of the highlights of this trip. And as it turns out, I got a thumbs up from a local Roadfooder (but that’s not till the next chapter) when I told him about my visit.
Since the coffee there was bad (what else was new) after returning to my motel, I walked back to downtown and enjoyed a superb cub at Halycon Coffee-Bar-Lounge- an “only in Austin” experience. Both coffee house, lounge and bar they’re open till 3AM on weekends.
I spent the rest of the morning trying desperately to get a hotel downtown. Everything was solidly booked due to the Food and Wine Festival. I didn’t feel like staying at the dingy Day’s Inn a couple of miles north of town which I kept as my back up, so I ended up for the duration of my trip at the Marriott Spring Hill Suites 10 miles north of town for $50 a night on priceline.
It was now time for lunch, and a short drive east out of town brought me here.
Southside Market– in Elgin
Noticing that they sell their hot sauce by the bottle
I wondered why they would have any sauce?- this is TEXAS for crying out loud!
You have the option to order a plate or by the pound, since I was planning to have dessert afterwards, I decided to order a combo plate.
I went with the Brisket Sausage combo, and I really liked that they had a whole pickled jalapeno- They go oh so well with Texas Q
Here’s a better look at the Smoked Q
I regret not ordering the ribs, the brisket was fine, and the smoked sausage was even better – I believe they refer to these as “Elgin Hot Guts”
I was very surprised to see they offered sauce- I did take a very small sample to try – but it wasn’t necessary. Overall a fine meal, but I think I enjo,29,698239.001001001001001001001001001001001001001001001001001002001001001001001001001002004,27,-1,18.104.22.168
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