Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Tex-Mex and (not homemade) Bundt Cake

Tex-Mex is probably my FAVORITE food. In fact, I could probably eat it once a day. So I was very excited when the Jones' invited us out to Grapevine for dinner. They live in the historic section of downtown, just a few blocks away from Main Street. (sidenote: downtown Grapevine is a great destination for dinner...Main Street Bakery (amazing everything), Napoli's (amazing cannoli), Cafe Italia (amazing pink vodka sauce), and Esparza's (amazing outdoor patio). And that's where we headed last week for some tex-mex cuisine. Esparza's is basically an old house converted into a restaurant. Their patio is HUGE and a great place for some chips and salsa while waiting for your table. Amanda, Kristyn, Jason, Angie, Josh, and I all worked at CrossCamp together for multiple summers and ate so much Tex-Mex as a staff that one of our camps shirts one year said, "CrossCamp: Just one more basket please" with a basket of chips and salsa underneath. Not exactly sure why that was a camp shirt, but whatever. And now we're glad to have Camden and Philip part of the crew; they're good sports for putting up with our camp stories. 

After we were happily stuffed, we walked back to Camden and Amanda's house for dessert (and the Stars' playoff game). There was a slight uproar when the group found out that Amanda bought a dessert rather than making one. She's pretty much Martha Stewart, so the disappointment was justified, until we tasted the bundt cake she served from Nothing Bundt Cakes. It was a marble bundt cake with cream cheese icing...divine. I could have eaten just a whole bowl of that icing. Wish I'd gotten a picture of it, but this will have to do. Luckily, Amanda was off the hook this time.

You may remember from this post how much of a car guy Camden is. Well, because he had a race that weekend, we got to see his race car (complete with trailer and everything). He even revved up the engine for us! Pretty cool. And of course, we had to try on his helmet! Hope you enjoy the pics.


5 comments:

lauren w said...

a Crosscamp reunion! i love reunions :) old friends and old stories are the best. these pics are too funny- what a fun group!
and i might just order a bunt cake for lunch if i don't quit looking at that page! sheesh!

The Engelhardt 4 said...

Looks like fun! You guys look really good in that helmet too. To bad you weren't sitting in the car too!!! Oh well...

Finally an Abrigg..... said...

We went there on Friday night with Natasha, Thomas, Natalie, Josh, Rachel, Craig and JeremY!!! Jeremy bought us to many margaritas. Their chips and salsa is the best! I'll have to say, their food isn't the greatest, but their chips and salsa and margs are divine. :)You were right down the street from us! :)

Shawna said...

had brunch with amanda yesterday and she told me to check out the pics. she said you guys had such a good time. looks like fun! hope you are feeling and doing well!

The Ice House said...

ooh! this post gave me some good ideas for Jamey and I's next date night! I didn't realize downtown Grapevine had so many neat restaurants!