Here’s a riddle for ya.
Two trains leave different cities heading toward each other at different speeds. When and where do they meet?
Come on, this is an easy one.
OK, so one train is coming from Houston and the other is coming from El Paso. Oh, except they aren’t trains, they’re cars. Very dirty cars. And the drivers only eat organic food, and one of them has a basket of dirty clothes in the back of her car.
Now with that, tell me: where are they going to meet? (I’ll let you off the hook about when they meet.)
Or how about this: where SHOULD they meet??
DING DING DING, the answer is: The Cove! (And they’re on Facebook and Twitter, too.) Are you confused about the laundry and dirty cars? Let me explain. Adjacent to this funky, SOL (sustainable, local, and organic) food restaurant, one finds both a laundromat and carwash. So good.
But let’s talk about the FOODSTUFFS, y’all. Since April 2001, The Cove has been cooking up grass-fed, non-hydrogenated, totally organic, legitimately local (all from God’s favorite state, Texas), and definitively delicious food for omnivore, vegetarian, and locavore consumption. (Locavore – The Current taught me that one.) You won’t find high-fructose corn syrup sodas here, either, folks; they’re made with pure, wholesome sugar. Personal favorites from the menu include the shrimp tacos, “Lisa’s Special” fish tacos, and the Texas Burger. And the 09’er Burger, which, to me, though very delicious, is a real sinus-opener. Which is to say, PRETTY DANG HOT. Furthermore, my own policy is to get sweet potato fries in large quantities whenever possible, so I should mention those, too. And the menu even features a good selection of vegetarian and gluten free options !
They’re closed on Monday, but open late-ish all other nights (11p or 12p, with the exception of Sunday, 6p). There’s live music every night that they’re open, which you can see here, indoor and outdoor seating, and areas for the little grubby ones to run around and make grubby little friends. Lastly, the bar is equipped with wines and lots’o’beers, bottled and on tap, and offers frequent (nearly weekly) wine or beer tastings.
If this were my blog, I’d say that The Cove is a great place for large and small groups, and perhaps one of the best places to bring friends who claim that (a) Austin is the only cool city in the state and (b) San Antonio is boring and unhealthy. And hey, this is my blog, so I’m going to say it. BAM.
So there you have it. The Cove. Give it a spin! …cycle. Laundromat. See what I did there?