I found Pisco in Austin thanks to Kenneth :)

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toasting with Pisco in Austin, how cool!!!
Well, you might say this entry should belong to my Travel blog, but since it was about meeting a TB - Kenneth - who also wanted to be part of this blog since a long time ago... plus I love this Meeting Travbuddies blog ;)

It was around 4:30pm when Kenneth and I arrived to the Shady Grove - a cool and laid back restaurant/bar. 2 of his friends were already there enjoying a drink. After being introduced as "Yadi from Peru" I got a drink. Kenneth ordered for us both the signature drink: "Shady Thang". Party was getting started early, hehe. Well somewhere in the world it was already time to drink :)

The drink looked like a frozen Margarita and I love that drink, yummy! I tasted it and was very good and refreshing. At this time Kenneth told me the drink had besides other liquors: Pisco!!! OMG! I couldn't believe it, the signature drink of this place had pisco in it! Cool! The 4 of us were chilling out when 5 other friends arrived, great - the more the merrier.
Yes, an exotic Pisco brandy = Peruvian Pisco!!!
We asked for a table, but we could get one just if we were a bigger group, mmm. Well, but a couple of friends would arrive soon, plus... the waitress was nice and found us a table, yay! Ok, it was time for a refill of that delicious drink!

The table got full and we could move to the restaurant area, but it was cozy here, plus we weren't hungry yet. Nobody had any idea about what to do later, so Kenneth asked for an Austin Paper to check what we could do later... well, not many interesting things but there were some hilarious ads, haha. Everyone was interested in know how Kenneth met a Peruvian girl and most important how she ended being in Austin during holidays, haha.

It was around 6pm when we went to the dining area.
the proof! The Pisco Bottle!!!
It was also located outside, like in a patio, how nice! Specially because the day was a bit warm. Most of us were enjoying our drinks and weren't hungry yet, so we'd wait a while before getting some food. The onloy one who really wanted to eat ASAP was the youngest guy from the table. He was 2 years old, a cutie!!! Kenneth's friend's son... So sorry I forgot his name... The "Shady Thangs" kept on coming, yay! Kenneth wanted to ask the waiter which kind of Pisco they used for the drinks. The waiter went to the bar and told us that it was Peruvian Pisco, yay!!! The Peruvian was proud and went to the bar to take a pic of the pisco bottle, hehe. When the waiter looked at me funny, Kenneth told him: "Well, she's Peruvian ;)"

Well, now we need food to suck the alcohol, haha.
Another pic!!!
Kenneth got some nachos and I was looking for a salad... but went for some Veggie Kebabs. At the end we ended sharing our dishes. The food was very good but what I liked the most here - besides the drinks - was the atmosphere, so relaxed and laid back. Also the company was great. I started to play with the little boy and I wanted to get a pic with him, suddenly he turned into a model and wanted to get more and more pics, haha.

I really enjoyed the dinner and Kenneth's friends, so did their friends, who decided to have a house party in a couple of hours. My plans for that night were going out with Mihn and the boys again. But I'd like to try something new... We drove back to Mihn's. I commented him my plan and he was cool with it, as long as I was cool with it.
Black Eyed Peas for good luck ;)
Perfect! We had a plan. I got ready as soon as possible and even had time to pack my stuff, since the next morning I'd leave in the morning...

We drove to Kenneth's friends and shared a fun time there. They had some liquors from the NYE party they had and also some fireworks, hehe. We were just chilling out at the yard, until it became too cool. So we moved inside. The guys were playing poker while I was talking with 2 sisters, whose grandpa was working in Peru for a while, haha, what a small world!!! We even had some "Black Eye Peas". Was I hungry? No, but Kenneth told me this was for good luck. Well, you are supposed to have them on Jan 1st, but since I didn't know about it... maybe it would still work for my good luck, haha.

We had a blast, but it was time to leave.
guys playing poker...
Hopefully I'd meet this nice gang in the future. We drove back and arrived before Minh. So we had to wait for them for a while. Then we saw a cab, and there they were. First thing Brian asked me was: "Have you been drinking?" haha, Yes, I have been drinking but by this time the alcohol was out of my system. Not even 30sec after Minh opened the front  door, Brian opened the fridge and looked for his precious salsa, haha. As a little boy, he didn't want to share it, haha.

Well, it was time to say good bye to Kenneth and hopefully we'd meet in the near future. He wants to visit Peru and he has a friend in Lima :) The rest of us stayed up for a while and finally went to bed around 4am. Time to leave Austin was getting closer, but I'd be back!
yadilitta says:
Yes, you are part of my blogs now, hehe. I also hope it won't be long until you get a 2nd entry :)
Posted on: Jan 12, 2009
Reephboy says:
Well, finally! I'm glad I made it into your blogs after so long. It was great to meet you. Hopefully it won't be too long until the next time! Nos vemos!
Posted on: Jan 12, 2009
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the proof! The Pisco Bottle!!!
the proof! The Pisco Bottle!!!
Another pic!!!
Another pic!!!
Black Eyed Peas for good luck ;)
Black Eyed Peas for good luck ;)
guys playing poker...
guys playing poker...
with a rusty cowboy ;)
with a rusty cowboy ;)
the Shady Thang!!!
the Shady Thang!!!
what kind of ads are these???
what kind of ads are these???
Laid Back atmosphere!!!
Laid Back atmosphere!!!
Yadi & Kenneth!
Yadi & Kenneth!
my partner ;)
my partner ;)
puffff
puffff
with the cutest model!!!
with the cutest model!!!
One more pic!!
One more pic!!
I dont want more pics...
I don't want more pics...
Nachos!!!
Nachos!!!
My veggie Kebabs
My veggie Kebabs
it was self service...
it was self service...
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