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VIVO Tex Mex!

Adele is a wonderful lunch date--we try out different restaurants in Austin and today we went to a place called Vivo, and selected their lunch combo of a tasty verde enchilada with shredded chicken and a "puffy taco" with ground beef, not to mention quite a few chips and salsa and fresh guacamole, beforehand. Their salsa is a deep, dark red, with a chipotle, smokey full-bodied flavor. The verde sauce had a slight sweetness to it, and the overall taste was tops. It was served with brown rice, my favorite. It wasn't your everyday standard Mexican food that I was expecting. Each of us was given a long-stemmed rose at the end of the meal. The unique, Austin establishment was filled with bold and colorful, a bit eccentric, artwork with oversized paintings of women. I could do without the artwork, but the food is lovely.

After lunch when we headed for the parking lot, Adele's new black Lexus was sandwiched in behind a tortilla delivery truck, blocking a few cars. There was no driver in sight, so Adele ventured off to investigate. She returned to inform me that the truck was still running with the keys in the ignition, and she'd move it herself. While the food was incredible, and left me wanting to return, my favorite adventure of the day was when Adele moved the big tortilla truck forward a few spaces so we could escape. The idea had crossed my mind, that moving the truck ourselves would be a simple solution, but my determined friend, Adele, acted on it. That was priceless, Adele.


Heidi said…
kelly that sounds delicious! You should write a restaurant review column for your paper.
Lonna said…
How funny that she just hopped in the truck and moved it. I would totally be a chicken and just wait for someone to come and move it, or go in and ask for the assistance of a manager. I think that sounds like a really great adventure. And I am always glad to hear of new and interesting places to eat.
Megs said…
I loved this post. It made me want to be brave like your friend and just "hop in the truck" so to speak when situations like that happen to me. Sounds like lunch was good as well.
that's a great story. sounds like something i might do actually!

where is that restaurant? i haven't heard of it.
~ Tina said…
I love it!
a mini version of Thelma & Louise (w/out all the bad stuff!) - just good, brave fun with a girlfriend!

lunch sounds fab too! Wish I lived near you - you know how much I like to "lunch"!
Summer Adams said…
Oh, what a bummer!!! I sure do miss trying out different Austin restaurants though. I'm jealous you got to. The rests here are all the same. Nothing original like Austin.

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