The Peach Pit, Monk's Cafe, The Central Perk Coffee House, The Max, and Bluth's Original Frozen Banana Stand all have something in common. Yes they are all from the TV shows that we grew up watching and loved, but they have something else in common. They are where people came together and did life. How many conversations can you recount from Friends and Seinfeld that were held at their favorite restaurant? Lots. They were there every episode!
There is something so magical about having your place. You know the one where the magic happens. Where conversations are held and hearts are shared.
On one hand I want to have that place. I want to walk into a restaurant and have the same waiter each time, that knows just how I like my food cooked. They know my drink order and want to meet my friends when I bring them there. It feels dreamy.
But on the other hand, I feel as though I always worry that I am missing out. What if there is this great fusion food restaurant that I never try out because on all of our date nights we go to the same spot. Would there be better food and drinks that I was missing out on?
This is why I will never have a spot that's my spot. Aaron and I have something about as close to this as we will ever get in one of our favorite restaurants in town, Mother's. We used to eat lunch there every Tuesday. It was our date day. We had the same waiter and were determined to try everything on the menu. He kept a paper menu for us, and we scratched off 2 new items each week. It was so fun and we are still on a first name basis with that waiter. It was fun while it lasted, but eventually we felt that draw to see what else we could fall in love with on a Tuesday lunch date. I'm still in need of crossing off a few items on the menu.
How about you? Do you have a place that is yours? Every date night you show up there. Every coffee meeting you are there. Or, are you like us, where you want this so badly, but you are also so intrigued with trying everything, that you don't frequent anywhere? What's the newest restaurant you've tried? Leave a comment and tell me the name and what city it's in, who knows we might be there soon to try!
I am definitely one of those people who is a creature of habit. I find something I like and I stick to it! Lol! But I do like to try new places. But once I find something I really like on the menu I’ll mos likely order that item everytime I go back! That’s how I am…lol! It doesn’t really bore me too much!! I like predictable!! But I really do enjoy going to Starbucks and getting my little splurge item that is just for me! It’s he Chai Cream Frapacciono. There is one Starbucks I go to often enough that one of the ladies there knows me by sight and sound. And knows my order by heart! And it makes my day when she calls me by name and wishes me a good day! Nothing out of the ordinary…but it makes my mouth happy and my heart!
We LOVE going to Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant in Buda. Our Favorite waitress is Ruby. She takes such good care of us and loves on Julia too. BEST Mexican food around!
I’ve only been to Buda twice and both times were to someone’s house. I need to branch out and eat there too! Thanks for the recommendation!
You should definitely check out Sweet Marley’s if you’re ever in Fredericksburg, Tx. It has an excellent lunch and dinner menu, awesome frozen yogurt and a great kids play area. ! I’m probably a little biased since it’s our restaurant but I promise it’s worth the short drive from Austin. The restaurant is named after our youngest daughter Marley who has a really rare disease called RCDP. You can read more about Marley at http://www.sweetmarleys.com or check out our facebook page. I love your blog and I’m definitely going to try Mothers next time we are in Austin!
Crystal thanks so much!!! I love going to Fredricksburg and have been on a few girls trips there and will FOR SURE check out this restaurant next time!!! And next time you’re in Austin let’s meet at Mother’s!