I’ve probably already told you this, but both of my grandfathers ran diners. LBJ was a regular at my Dad’s folks’ place in Austin, and my Mom’s dad had a burger joint in Corpus Christi next to the original Whataburger. I suspect there’s a gene for dinering because one of my favorite things is to spend all day in the kitchen cooking for friends.
To that end, Molly and I had our first New Year’s Day open house eight years ago, and every year has been more fun than the last. Come help make this one the best yet at the 9th Annual Hangover Brunch:
Tuesday, January 1st, 2013
3955 N Montana Ave
Molly: 503-539-4805 Dave: 503-880-7292
If you haven’t been before, here’s the deal: You show up, we feed you. That’s it!
The usual favorites are on the menu this year. For brunch: migas (the Austin classic), pounds and pounds of bacon, some potatoes to soak up that bacon grease, and Molly’s incredible cinnamon rolls. For the nameless space between brunch and supper we’re thinking of doing Chinese dumplings. (But don’t hold us to it. We’ll see how it goes.) Then we put the ham in the oven and get ready for supper. Black-eyed peas and mustard greens for good luck in the new year. Mashed potatoes and ham gravy. We haven’t settled on the dessert course, but there will be pie, of course. There WILL be pie.
And we hope there will be you, too.