Drawing Table for One

Drawing + food = the marriage of my two favorite obsessions
Last weekend “Drawing Table for One” hit the mean streets of Austin, Texas for some fun and drawing. It was a gorgeous weekend filled with sunshine, effervescent beverages, delicious food, and plenty of relaxation. I decided to do my first drawing at the Hotel San Jose - one of my favorite boutique hotel ever. Their central courtyard and tiny bar are open to the public, so it’s the perfect spot to take a break in between South Congress adventures.
www.sanjosehotel.com

Last weekend “Drawing Table for One” hit the mean streets of Austin, Texas for some fun and drawing. It was a gorgeous weekend filled with sunshine, effervescent beverages, delicious food, and plenty of relaxation. I decided to do my first drawing at the Hotel San Jose - one of my favorite boutique hotel ever. Their central courtyard and tiny bar are open to the public, so it’s the perfect spot to take a break in between South Congress adventures.

www.sanjosehotel.com

I’ve been meaning to draw my favorite pizzeria for a millennium and a day. Luigi’s Pizzeria is where it’s at… they even acquired their own pizzaiolo (pizza maker) direct from Napoli. He wanted to see America and America needed the best pizza kung-fu Italy had to offer. What’s the pizza like? Don’t ask me, just get over there. ;)
http://www.luigipizzamidtown.com/

I’ve been meaning to draw my favorite pizzeria for a millennium and a day. Luigi’s Pizzeria is where it’s at… they even acquired their own pizzaiolo (pizza maker) direct from Napoli. He wanted to see America and America needed the best pizza kung-fu Italy had to offer. What’s the pizza like? Don’t ask me, just get over there. ;)

http://www.luigipizzamidtown.com/

Epicure Cafe is located next to the much loved River Oaks Theater here in Houston, Texas. On most evenings you’ll see cinephiles having dinner, or drinking coffee (pre)post-movie to discuss the latest art flicks. The cafe also bakes amazing pastries and serves a fantastic breakfast. On this specific morning, I met my friend Gina up for breakfast and had a delicious mushroom omelet, toast, fruit, and a cookie of course!
www.epicure-cafe.com
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Epicure Cafe is located next to the much loved River Oaks Theater here in Houston, Texas. On most evenings you’ll see cinephiles having dinner, or drinking coffee (pre)post-movie to discuss the latest art flicks. The cafe also bakes amazing pastries and serves a fantastic breakfast. On this specific morning, I met my friend Gina up for breakfast and had a delicious mushroom omelet, toast, fruit, and a cookie of course!

www.epicure-cafe.com

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On a chilly afternoon I decided to stop by an old favorite, the Lounge at Benjy’s. Located upstairs above Benjy’s restaurant (Rice Village location), the lounge offers a low-key yet chic spot for pre-dinner drinks, hanging out with your BFFs, or canoodling with that special someone. ;) They have a great happy hour from 4:30-7pm, so if you ever plan to host happy hour here makes sure to send a friend to stake out a spot before it’s packed with thirsty urban professionals. I spent a lovely afternoon drawing with a view of the bar while sipping on a nice Spanish cava and snacking on their mushroom/ricotta pizza.
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http://www.benjys.com/flash.html

On a chilly afternoon I decided to stop by an old favorite, the Lounge at Benjy’s. Located upstairs above Benjy’s restaurant (Rice Village location), the lounge offers a low-key yet chic spot for pre-dinner drinks, hanging out with your BFFs, or canoodling with that special someone. ;) They have a great happy hour from 4:30-7pm, so if you ever plan to host happy hour here makes sure to send a friend to stake out a spot before it’s packed with thirsty urban professionals. I spent a lovely afternoon drawing with a view of the bar while sipping on a nice Spanish cava and snacking on their mushroom/ricotta pizza.

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http://www.benjys.com/flash.html

dlited asked: Your tumblr is AWESOME. I am so glad I found you!! What creativity and beautifully etched creations you have made!

Thank you so much! I love drawing my favorite places around town. It makes me happy that others enjoy them as well! :)

PICNIC is the sister restaurant of Raven Grill (also featured on Drawing Table for One). This adorable little sandwich and bakery is a delicious homage to all things picnic related. Stop by and pick up the perfect box lunch to enjoy outside at your local park , or dine-in and sit at one of the long, communal picnic tables.
http://www.picnicboxlunches.com/
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PICNIC is the sister restaurant of Raven Grill (also featured on Drawing Table for One). This adorable little sandwich and bakery is a delicious homage to all things picnic related. Stop by and pick up the perfect box lunch to enjoy outside at your local park , or dine-in and sit at one of the long, communal picnic tables.

http://www.picnicboxlunches.com/

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Kraftsmen Bakery makes great sandwichs and apparently amazing butternut squash soup. I think I will do my next drawing here. :)  Can’t go wrong with more butternut squash soup.

Kraftsmen Bakery makes great sandwichs and apparently amazing butternut squash soup. I think I will do my next drawing here. :)  Can’t go wrong with more butternut squash soup.

In the cookie of life, friends are chocolate chips.

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Who can resist the sweet temptation of delicious gelato on a warm Saturday afternoon. When I’m craving the best in Houston, I head straight for Sweet Cup located on Montrose Blvd between Richmond and W. Alabama. The incredible range of flavors change regularly and if you’ve been to Italy, prepare to be reminded why you fell in love with gelato in the first place.
http://www.facebook.com/sweetcupgelato
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Who can resist the sweet temptation of delicious gelato on a warm Saturday afternoon. When I’m craving the best in Houston, I head straight for Sweet Cup located on Montrose Blvd between Richmond and W. Alabama. The incredible range of flavors change regularly and if you’ve been to Italy, prepare to be reminded why you fell in love with gelato in the first place.

http://www.facebook.com/sweetcupgelato

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