Trudy’s. Mexican Martinis & Memories

It is hard to beleive that 14 years ago I was living in Austin and was a student at UT. How in the world did time go by so quickly!? It still blows my mind. Not only that, but 10 years ago I graduated from UT. This makes me 32 years old!! WOW. Every time I visit Austin (which is often) it takes me back. I lived there for about 4 1/2 years and during those years, SO much happened. There were good times, not-so-good times, crazy times and fun times. The one place that I would frequent for celebrations, catch up sessions, girl talk, heart-to-hearts and just to have fun, was Trudy’s. Trudy’s was kind of my “go-to” in every situation. I would order the famous Mexican Martini, chips & salsa and talk the night away. It was the BEST. Back in the day, there was only one location – central off of West 30th St. Now, there are several locations. Nothing is like the original though – it just has that Austin look & feel. Tonight I had a reunion dinner with my two college roommates Katie and Heather. It was so fun to A) see each other B) talk about our lives C) talk about our past memories together and D) plan new future adventures! This is so awesome to me because we met when we were 18 years old. Our reunion just reminded me of the times we have shared and it made me also think of what is yet to come. I left feeling really proud and grateful of the strong friendships I made in Austin. Not only did I receive an awesome education (thanks Dad!!), I gained a second family. And to think, it all started over a few Mexican Martinis 🙂

Mexican Martini

Mexican Martini

Brunch dreams REALLY DO come true at Tribeca!

I have been pinching pennies lately because I over indulged while on vacation in Maui a few weeks ago. DUHHH!! I would’ve been a fool NOT to – right?? So this Sunday, brunch was not an option for me…SAD DAY!! I made the grown up decision that gas in my car ruled over brunch. I know, I know – priorities, priorities. #beinganadultsucks Anyways, if you don’t know by now, brunch is my all time favorite meal of the day. Seriously, if I could have brunch 8 hours a day, EVERY day, my life would be complete. It is the mimosas that have me sold 100%. Nothing is better than having a large carafe of pineapple-orange champagne sitting right next to you and the ONLY worry on your mind is “what flavor will I order next?” This has been my experience at the one and only Tribeca – which is hands down my FAVORITE place to brunch on Sundays. Not only do they have bottomless mimosas, you are able to choose from several different flavors – YEAH! One of their popular flavors is the “Pink” mimosa; a combination of cranberry and grapefruit juice with champagne. You must try it!! My top menu picks are the Smoked Salmon Benedict plate (English muffins, shaved red onion, capers, poached egg and hollandaise and crispy potatoes) and the Tribeca French Toast (they are topped with nutella and seared bananas). NEED I SAY MORE??! Owner, Jean-Francois Poujol has done an excellent job…AND IT SHOWS. In other words, try to arrive early if you can – it’s starting to fill up quickly these days. Bravo Tribeca, bravo. They also have a weekly drawing for their Facebook fans in which they offer a complimentary brunch for 4. If you haven’t done so, visit their page and hit “Like” IMMEDIATELY. It is THAT simple! Why am I telling you this? BECAUSE I GOT INVITED TO A FREE BRUNCH THIS SUNDAY!!!! My brunch dream came true!! A friend of mine was the lucky winner!! This reminds me of the quote “If you dream it, it will come.” #orsomethinglikethat So, luckily I won’t be deprived of my beloved Sunday brunch tomorrow. My weekend is complete. ❤

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