And the Taste Buds say....
"OH.MY.GOODNESS!!!" Not even OMG...it's so good you have to say the words one.by.one. Seriously, this brownie (I know, it's not an a-la-mode) was so yummy. It's called the nut cheesecake brownie. Our server...really nice guy... said that it's good if you let it thaw out, but seriously, who can wait that long? I couldn't wait for it to thaw out. It was very yummy with a chocolatey and surgery crunch. Even right now writing this almost 6 months later, I'm craving one right now. If you're ever in Galveston, stop at the Sunflower Bakery & Cafe for yummy regular food, but mainly for this brownie!
The story behind the brownie (not a-la-mode)So, obviously, I'm playing catch up with my brownies over the past year.... This is one from this summer. My friend Justin and I love to go and try new things in Houston and one day he called me up and asked if I wanted to go to the Sand Castle competition with him in Galveston... heck yes, that sounds like fun! So we went... Neither of us were prepared for this event. Some how in my mind I was thinking of a sand castle competition in California with a board walk and shops and places to eat, some shade... somewhere, some show on TV or movie or something gave me this idea of what it is like.... I was WAY off and so was Justin. It was literally just right on the beach, duh, I know, but no stores, no boardwalk, no food, no water, no shade... just there on the beach. We were both fully dressed, no sunscreen, so swimsuits, no water, no snacks, no chairs to sit in and wait ALL day for them to finish their sculptures... We got out of the car and both just laughed and said, "Duh! why did we not wear our swimsuits to the beach!" LOL! I was wearing shite shorts, so couldn't even just sit in the sand to rest...It was a HOT Texas summer day and we were dying! BUT... it was still amazing! I was amazed at what these people were able to do with sand and how much effort they put into their work. It was a pretty cool site.
This is my sandcastle... the octopus shown on one of the steps.... see how I'm fully dressed?
AND... I had the kindest thing happen. We had been there for quite some time and were getting burned, getting thirty, and hot... and I saw this girl drinking a bottle water and I asked her, "Where did you get that water from? Did you buy it somewhere?" "No, we brought it with us." as she points to a cooler. I simply said, "Oh, that is brilliant! K, thank you!" and started to walk away. Then she said, "Here. You have this. I have more. Girl, you have to stay hydrated. And here, give one to him as well." I was too thirty to refuse. I took the drink and told her, "Thank you for your kindness. You made my day." I offered to pay for the drink, but she refused. I love kind people.
We had two more hours to go before they started judging the art. We couldn't wait. We left and headed to Sunflower Bakery & Cafe. It was soon good! Perfect way to end a fun day. Thanks Justin for suggesting we go experience the competition. 2017 we will be prepared and make a day of it and maybe be able to stick around to hear the winner!