When you're feeling punky and the weather is the miserable wet/cold mixture we suffered through yesterday, a good place to head for lunch is Las Palomas Restaurant on Bee Caves Road. Anything you order will be delicious, but when you're sick, try the Caldo Tlalpeno. It is better than Chicken Soup for what ails you. Come to think of it, it is chicken soup, Mexican style.
Imagine if you will a delicious chicken broth to which is added shredded chicken, rice, onion, fresh tomato chunks, cilantro and avocado with an underlying chipotle pepper flavoring. It is mmm, mmm good.
Then drop by next door at the Great Harvest Bread Company for dessert. Their cookies and sweet rolls are a nice little booster to the medicinal effects of the Caldo Tlalpeno. (Too bad I was dieting yesterday. Had to skip that stop.)
Seems to be working, too. The hip is gradually improving. Today's lunch will probably be Tortilla Soup from Central Market and a stop by the bookstore. I know how to treat my bruised little body. Tomorrow...maybe Cheese Soup from The Kitchen Door. Mmmmm. I think I've found the silver lining to being sick.