Today’s shot was taken several months ago in front of Chuy’s TexMex on Barton Springs Road in Austin, TX. Chuy’s is an iconic place and I love to eat there. Unfortunately, my wife isn’t crazy about Mexican food or TexMex (Sacrilege?), so I’ve got to go there on my own time for the most part.
I’ve been craving Chuy’s lately and the cravings get stronger every time I see the image above come across my screen (it’s one of my random desktop backgrounds). The drive-up speakers pictured are typical of the not-so-typical decor in the various locations. There are bottle caps embedded in cement, Elvis shrines, hubcaps hanging densely from the ceiling, and so on. Each location is eclectic, but each is also unique. In fact, the owners have a saying: “If you’ve seen one Chuy’s, you’ve seen one Chuy’s”.
The food is also unique, as even the names of the entrees indicate: Chicka-chicka Boom-boom, Chuychanga, and the Elvis Presley Memorial Combo. I’ve liked everything I’ve everything I’ve ever eaten there. Yum.
Chuy’s has TexMex locations all around Texas and now even in Tennessee and Alabama — a regular global conglomerate! The company also has other types of restaurants and they’re excellent IMO.
This image was created from two exposures. I honestly don’t remember if I tonemapped the image or if I simply fused exposures — nothing fancy in any case.