April 4, 2007

An unusual sink.

It's rustic, yet impractical. Cool, yet absurd.

A strange sink

You'll find it at Cibo, a restaurant in Austin, where we've eaten twice. Not only does it have great food, good atmosphere, and nice music, it stays open all day from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. I have a thing -- not that I do it all the time -- of only eating once a day -- it's all about the ghrelin -- and my favorite time for a nice meal is 4 in the afternoon.

More pics of Cibo:

Ciba

Ciba

Mmmm.... supplì.

DSCCiba

Mmmm.... gnocchi.

And the Little City café is right next door, so you can hang out and drink coffee all day and -- whenever you get hungry -- stumble next door... taking the free WiFi with you.

27 comments:

Ruth Anne Adams said...
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HaloJonesFan said...

Cibo, like the girl in Tsutomu Nihei's "Blame!"?

David said...

I thought the 'stones' in the sink were the gnocchi...Now that I think about it, maybe those are 'ben wah stones'!

I need to get out more.

Bob said...

Are you a barbecue fan, Ann? Got a favorite place for barbecue in Austin? If so, could you photograph a nice piece of brisket, I haven't seen one in years..... :)

Dale B said...

Food as art. Even if it tastes good it's usually too expensive and there isn't enough of it.

I've never been able to get this "food experience" thing. It's probably just me.

Molon_Labe_Lamp said...

That's not a sink. Now this is a sink.

For BBQ try The County Line BBQ.

Not sure if locals will recommend it but I thought it was pretty good.

paul a'barge said...

uh oh ... food stuff in Austin. Althouse practically asks for this ...
If you can't make the 60 mile drive from Austin to Eurestes Grocery in Waelder, TX, then you really should drive out to the Salt Lick in Driftwood... for BBQ, that is.

If you like Cibo, did you try Zoot yet. And, we hear that Sazon is a recent hot spot.

Finally, don't leave without hitting Fonda San Miguel... Oaxaca decor and Mexican interior cuisine. Mango margaritas.

Ohhh, I need lunch.

Maxine Weiss said...

$16.00 for a bowl of Spaghetti?

Over $10.00 for "gnocchi"....which is just potatoes! That's all it is.

I buy a sack of 2 dozen potatoes for less than $2.00.

My those plates have awfully big borders.....

More plate than food = rip off.

Sure hope Althouse is an expense account.

Love, Maxine

Bissage said...

That’s a fancy sink, alright. Now maybe they’ll do something to update that hand dryer.

Ricardo said...

The best barbeque in Austin is 20 miles south of Austin in Lockhardt. Four great restaurants (Blacks, Chisholm Trail, Kreuz, Smittys Market) have made "this" the barbeque capital of Texas.

And I second Paul's comment about Fonda San Miguel. The food is fabulous.

Joe Baby said...

Eat once a day?

I might be able to pull that off...but only buffet style, with carving station, cheese table, etc.

Internet Ronin said...

Food looks great. Sink is attractive interesting but not very hygenic I would imagine.

Adam said...

OMG, thank you sooooo much for sharing this with us. My day is COMPLETE.

Adam said...

Would you like to SEE what I ate today? MMMM

Sigivald said...

Suppli? Ought to be a set of shelves sold at IKEA.

Maxine: More plate than food means less mess.

Ronin: I don't know about you, but I endeavor not to touch the sink at all (except for handles) when I wash my hands; thus the rocks and metal finish don't much matter.

chuck b. said...

"It's rustic, yet impractical. Cool, yet absurd."

Spoken like a true midwesterner!

:)

Ann Althouse said...

Really, Chuck? What would they say in San Francisco?

Bruce Hayden said...

Some things are the same, and it seems more are different in the almost decade since I moved away. Back then, Barbeque meant the Salt Lick.

Henry said...

I am ze faucet.

You are ze leetle pebbles.

Christy said...

Pebble floors in shower stalls are the latest thing. I love the concept (mountain streams make me happy) but keeping them clean just sounds like too much effort.

David said...

Professor Althouse;

In San Francisco they would say:

"Whatever..."

In Berkeley they would say;

"Awesome..."

Buffy said...

I'm trying to eat clean today. But everyone's blogging food.

No help.

At all.

I need gnocchi.

SippicanCottage said...
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blake said...

I've gone long periods of eating once a day, just for convenience.

Who knew it made me even smarter?

TMink said...

More great photos! Thanks for posting them.

hdhouse said...

without my regular diet of new Ann postings my gnocci are growing cold.

hdhouse said...

without my regular diet of new Ann postings my gnocchi are growing cold.