Twist of Fate
Yesterday, we said goodbye to Austin. I already can’t wait to return. What a great city. Right before we left, we grabbed my friend Latte, snapped up a few shots of the infamous 6th Street (bars, music, food) and, after a quick visit to the Museum of the Weird, we hit the road for Dallas which is about 200 miles North of Austin.
About an hour into our drive to Dallas, we heard about some pretty hairy weather up ahead. Turns out, upwards to 7 tornadoes touched down in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. To avoid the wild storms and calm our Executive Producer (turns out his number one fear is tornadoes) we made a stop in Waco, Texas (the halfway point) where we found (thanks to the magic of the Internet) the one and only organic restaurant – about a 15 minute drive off the highway. Cafe Homestead. What a gem. What we quickly learned is that the Cafe is part of a larger community of artisans and farmers. They have their own wood working shop, ceramics studio, blacksmith, farm (where they grow wheat, sorghum, pecans, herbs, raise animals) and they even have their own grist mill! Not only that, but they teach these trades, holding classes year round. This place is more than farm to table it’s farm AND table. You really can’t beat that.