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Southside Madness

On Sunday, we took a trip to the Southside Market in Elgin. People who know me know that I'm not fond of crowds, or lines, and that my dislike of both goes beyond mild annoyance. We arrived at about 2pm, and the crowd was impressive. We stood in line for about twenty minutes, which went by fairly fast. I sampled the brisket and famous sausage, and was not disappointed. I was surprisingly relaxed and anxiety-free amidst the crowd, and was able to relax and enjoy my meal. I sampled Kandis's chicken, which was also excellent. The staff is great about moving the lines efficiently, and there seems to be adequate seating. I'd recommend this place to anyone that's willing to deal with a crowd and a line. It's a short trip on 290 East outside of town, though those of you from the north side of Austin might consider taking Parmer to 290, in order to avoid the bottlneck that occurs at the flea market.

Also noteworthy was our trip to the Austin Rodeo on Saturday evening. Though the rodeo wasn't overly exciting, we did get to see a champion steer, and the runner-up. I'd never seen a steer up close before, and I was actually more impressed than I imagined I'd be. Aside from that, it was more or less a fair atmosphere, but we had fun. We didn't pay the $35 to see the actual rodeo events, but maybe next year we'll give that a shot. Thanks to Dave and Meredith for getting us off of our asses, and out there for a fun night.


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