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Sushi Zushi: The Joy Of Sushi

Will add photos later.

Categories:

Japanese, Sushi

Address:

1611 W 5th Street

Austin, TX 78703

Telp: +1 512 474 7000

Ambience:

Attire:

Casual

Price Range:

Sushi zushi

Date of   Visit:

January 12, 2014.  Late Lunch with Maga and Junior


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An Early Moon in Austin

An Early Moon

An Afternoon Stroll in Zilker Botanical Gardens

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After a week of cold weather in Austin – with the temperature in the 30s –  it was very pleasant  that today, 1 February  2014, the temperature reached 74 F.  Before this rare beautiful warm weather suddenly turned to gray and cold again, I, Alfred and Junior took the opportunity by strolling in Zilker Botanical Garden.  Considering it was in the middle of winter, we did’t expect much of this park.  It turned out that in spite of the unfavorable season, Zilker was still able to show off  its charm.

The wooden bridge above the Koi Ponds

The wooden bridge above the Koi Ponds

The Bamboo Forest

The Bamboo Forest

Located in the south bank of Colorado River, near downtown Austin, Texas, this 22 acre botanical garden  features several independently gardens: such as Rose Garden, Herb Garden, Cactus and Succulent Garden.

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Golden Barrel

Golden Barrel

During our visit, most of the flowering plants had not grown back to show off their beauty.  However, the signs of spring had already appeared here and there.

Spring 7
Spring 6
Spring 8
Spring 1
Spring 4

Zilker Botanical Garden:

2220 Barton Springs Rd,
Austin, TX 78746-5737
Telp:  (512) 477-8672
Admission ticket:
US$ 3.00

P.F. Chang’s: Some family recipes are passed down from generation to generation

Finding a fine restaurant in Austin in the middle of the afternoon, between 2:00 – 5:30pm is not an easy matter.   Fortunately, there is P.F. Chang’s in Downtown Austin.  This China Bistro chain offers a complete dining menu.  On our last visit, 0n September 10, we even got a free dim sum for checking in Foursquare.

Categories:

China Bistro

Address:

201 San Jacinto Blvd

Downtown Austin

Texas 78701

Telp: +1 512-457-8300

Opening Hours:

Sunday – Thursday:  11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Friday – Saturday:    11:00 AM – 12:00 AM

Ambience:

Attire:

Casual

Price Range:

US$ 20 – 30/person

Date of   Visit:

August 14, 2011, with Maga and Junior

September 10, with Maga, Junior and Odha

Our Orders and the Prices:

Parking:

Valet Parking Available

Chipotle: Gourmet Without Attitude

Cipotle, restoran cepat saji yang menyajikan Mexican Grill ini sebenarnya sudah menjamur di Amerika, tumben franchise-nya belum masuk ke Indonesia.  Padahal dari rasa, bisa diterima oleh lidah Indonesia.  Mungkin sebentar lagi mulai memeriahkan kulinair di tanah air.

Categories:

Fast Food, Mexican Grilled

Address:

2230-2232 Guadalupe

Austin, Texas 78705

Telp: +1 512-320-0238

Ambience:

Typical fast food restaurant

Attire:

Casual

Price Range:

US$ 8.00 – 10.00/person

Date of   Visit:

June 22, 2011, with Maga

Our Orders and the Prices:

Soda                     $  1.60

Barbacoa Tacos

Abel’s On The Lake

Di daerah tandus seperti Austin, Texas, danau merupakan suatu kemewahan.  Tidak terkecuali Danau Austin.  Jadi restaurant di atas danau termasuk barang langka.  Salah satunya adalah Abel’s on the Lake.  Mengenai rasa sih tidak ada istimewanya.

Categories:

American

Address:

3825 Lake Austin Blvd

Suite 201

Austin, Texas 78703

USA

Telp: +1 512 909 0570

Ambience:

Abel's on the Lake by The Owner

Attire:

Casual

Price Range:

US$ 15 -20++/ person

Date of   Visit:

August 16, 2011, dinner with Maga and Junior

Our Orders and the Prices:

Uchiko: Ten-Course Chef’s Daily Tasting Menu

Pingin tahu apa yang istimewa di restoran ini, kami sengaja tidak memilih sendiri makanan yang kami pesan.  Kami menyerahkannya kepada Christopher, waiter kami malam itu.  Chris menyarankan OMAKASE, 10 makanan pilihan chef.  Biasanya makanan ini dihidangkan untuk 2 orang.  Mendengar 10 macam makanan, rombongan kami yang terdiri 6 orang memutuskan untuk memesan 2 Omakase saja, nanti kalau kurang ditambah disana sini.  Ternyata pilihan Chris OK sekali.  Untuk informasi, 1 set Omakase harganya $ 184.

Categories:

Japanese Fine Dining

Address:

4200 N Lamar

Suite 140

Austin, Texas

USA

Telp: +1 512 9164808

Attire:

Formal

Price Range:

US$ 50 – 100/ person

Date of   Visit:

August 22, 2011, dinner with Maga, Junior, Odha, Valdi & Daniza

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Our Orders and the Prices:

 

Mandola’s Italian Market

The first night in Austin, my son took us to this restaurant in Triangle area.  The place was fully packed, and there was a long queue in front of the cashier.  I almost gave up, but my son convinced me that the food was extraordinary.  Indeed it was.  I was glad that we stayed.

Categories:

Italian Cuisine

Address:

4700 Guadalupe

Suite 12

Austin, Texas

USA

Telp: +1 512 419 9700

Ambience:

Like a market place, no wonder the placed called Mandola’s Italian Market.

Attire:

Casual

Price Range:

US$ 12 -15+/ person

Date of   Visit:

August 13, 2011, dinner with Maga and Junior

Our Orders and the Prices: