I spent Sunday afternoon on the campus of the University of Texas suppressing my hatred for their burnt-orange athletics and trying to enjoy the best the place has to offer. The school of music was holding a performance of the Brahms Requiem at the Bass Concert Hall in honor of their long-time, recently-passed director of choirs. We were invited by friends who had been his students, but I was constantly reminded that this was not my emotional torch to bear; however, I tried to imagine a time in the future when my college choir director would be honored in such a way. It’s like a parallel universe.
Had a very nice dinner at Jeffrey’s this week. Third time R & I have been there, and definitely the best visit of the three. We had a Groupon ($35 for $75) so the price was nice. They were participating in Austin Restaurant Week. In the past, I’ve noticed that events like that are more bait-and-switch than anything, with better value being had ordering off the regular menu. Not this time. Three courses for $35—app, entree, dessert—was less than some of the standard large plates. I’m sure portions were adjusted, but we were stuffed.