Sunday, November 22, 2009

MAMA ROUX

Mama Roux is a restaurant in north Austin (I-35 and Parmer). Why should a restaurant be the title on a cycling blog? Because cyclists gotta eat! Ok, the reason is I haven't been doing much cycling as we move into holiday season, and this is my favorite eatery, even though I've only been there once. But there is more to this story. Mike and Yoli started Gumbo's a few (more like ten) years ago. Mike is the chef. He puts out the best Cajun food this side of New Orleans (and better than most inside New Orleans). Why they were in and out of the restaurant business is their story and not for me to relate, but each time they resurface, Marilane and I make it a point to seek them out. Now, everybody in Austin and vicinity knows this and they do the same thing. Not having to wait for a table takes the luck of the Irish. It doesn't matter, the food is superior, the prices reasonable (even downright low if you get the red beans and rice), so you go and wait. If you live in, or are coming to, Austin, put this place on your agenda (and tell them Jerry and Marilane sent you).
On a cycling note, I managed a 35 mile ride this morning, starting out in the fog, but finishing in nice sunshine with no wind. Cycling will be spotty until after January 1. I checked out the spin classes at Gold's Gym and it looks like the 8:45am once a week will start this coming week. I also began my leg work on the weight machines last Friday. They have yoga on Thursday evening, but I have a difficult time leaving home after 4pm.

6 comments:

  1. Jerry, you rock

    Kathy Fowler

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  2. Sunshine, no wind? We'd pay for that over here in the UK just now!

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  3. Out of respect for you guys I didn't mention the temperature was a balmy 65-70F (18-21C). Cool front came through, will have to suffer with mid 50's and a chilly NW wind.

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  4. Well, we did 38 miles today in the sunshine and no wind to speak of. Unfortunately it was only 4 C (39 F) max.

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  5. Next time I'm in the area I'll have to stop for a bite. The Atlanta weather is awful for cycling right now, just all day humidity everywhere.

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