Views of the Neighborhood – In Search of Easter

Welcome to Easter Sunday in the neighborhood. We are going to go out and see if we can find Easter decorations. Today we have catered a brunch from Juniper in Austin. You can choose one or sample everything. We also have Brad Paisley for your entertainment.

 

BRUNCH PRIX FIXE-

FOR THE TABLE

prosciutto di san danielle, montasio, fresh fruit, morning honey bun

SCRAMBLED EGGS

bacon & toast

3-PIECE WELLFLEET OYSTERS

served over crushed ice dressed with cucumber, lemon, italics mignonette

FRUIT OR YOGURT CUP

44 FARMS BEEF CARPACCIO

fresh horseradish, Meyer lemon, parmesan, garlic crouton

LITTLE LETTUCE

SECOND

POTATO FRICO

whipped mascarpone, smoked salmon, capers, red onion, herbs

AGNOLOTTI CARBONARA

egg cream, crispy pancetta, peas, toasted black pepper, brown butter

FLUFFY PANCAKE

fennel-lemon syrup, butter

UNCLE NICKY’S PLATE soft scramble, bacon, crispy fingerling potatoes, Foccacia

pork & beef bolognese, ricotta, mozzarella, sunny-side egg

EGG BENEDICT

poached egg, roasted pancetta, tomato hollandaise, Foccacia

Normally we would be serving wine, but Juniper has some interesting drinks, so here is the list.

MIMOSA FLIGHT

one bottle of Stellina di Notte prosecco, with orange, cranberry, and peach juices

EARL GREY COCKTAIL

Barr hill gin, amaro nonino, earl grey syrup, lemon

SPRING NEGRONI

royal dock navy strength gin, bruto americano, alessio bianco, ramazzotti

JUNIPER G&T

pink peppercorn infused gin, rosemary syrup, grapefruit juice, tonic

SGROPPINO

house limoncello, prosecco, lemon sorbetto, mint

HUGO SPRITZ

fiorente elderflower, lime, mint, prosecco, sparkling water

APEROL SPRITZ

Aperol, prosecco, sparkling water

HIBISCUS SPRITZ

ramazzotti apertivo rosato, prosecco, sparkling water

CAFÉ MOCHA

greater goods kickstart espresso, chocolate syrup, mint

TOASTED ALMOND SHAKERATO

Greater goods kickstart espresso, toasted almond syrup, cocoa nib

GREATER GOODS NITRO COLD BREW ON DRAFT GREATER GOODS COFFEE

LATTE ESPRESSO CAPPUCCINO MACCHIATO ZHI TEA
ICED TEA

For dessert, we have chocolate chip cookie dough cheesecake with dark chocolate ganache.

So let’s get going.

Views of the Neighborhood

Our first stop shows Easter is celebrated in this house.

Views of the neighborhood

Here is a cute display.

Views of the Neighborhood

Wow. Now we are talking Easter display.

Views of the Neighborhood

The Easter Bunny.

Views of the neighborhood

Cute cutouts of a bunny and chick.

The Producer and I scoured the neighborhood, and these were the only decorations we could find. So sit back and enjoy the music and have way more to eat. Thanks for coming, and I hope you all have a great week.

 

85 comments

  1. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Happy Easter, John, and thank you for the neighborhood jaunt. Our neighborhood is rather quiet in terms of decorations. And as for feasts, I suspect you have no competition. Have a great day! 😊

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. Have a super day yourself.🌹

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  2. I agree with you about the feast. After that, there will be no need for Easter dinner!

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    1. Thank you, Liz. 😁

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  3. Dear John.
    Cool! We couldn’t stop laughing.
    Thanks for sharing πŸ™πŸ™
    All the best. Happy Easter 🐣🐣
    The Fab Four of Cley
    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  4. After that delicious brunch, I’ll be passing on dinner. Wishing you and the Producer a peaceful Easter, John.

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    1. A bounty of peace to you and Derrick as well.

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  5. Happy Easter, John. Did I see pancakes on the menu? Gotta get me some.

    We have a few decorations around here, but it’s been so windy, they have not held up well.

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    1. Yes, there are pancakes there. Fancy syurp too. Happy Easter, Dan. 😊

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  6. Ohmygosh, that spread is awesome, John! I got to β€˜Uncle Nicky’s Plate’ and didn’t need to go any further, well, except maybe for one of those fabulous drinks. Have *got* to visit Juniper next time we’re in town. Thanks for the neighborhood jaunt…always fun. Happy Easter!

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    1. Yes, you need to go there for sure. Sounds like an interesting place.

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  7. This reminds me that I need to get to the store and stock up on discount Easter candy. πŸ˜€

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  8. Happy Easter John πŸ™‚

    Logi Bones

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    1. Thank you. Happy Easter to you as well.

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      1. Thank You John πŸ™‚

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  9. Happy Easter, John. I’ve only seen one Easter decoration in my neck of the woods.

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    1. Yeah I think we live in a retro bubble here.

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  10. This made me dizzy, Miss. Lizzy! Happy Easter, John. πŸ™‚

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    1. Hahaha. Here take one of the drinks.

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  11. Fun decorations, John! Thanks for sharing. Love these Sunday jaunts!

    Happy Easter! πŸ™‚ πŸ‡πŸ₯πŸ‡

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    1. Thanmk you, Marcia. Glad you like them.

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  12. A Happy Easter to you, John, too.
    Maybe we’ll walk around the neighbourhood here in north Waco some time later, and see what Easter looks like here. It’s quite a mixed neighboourhood, btw, from posh mansions to decrepit housing. We’re staying at a cottage in 2 acres of a kind of a park and we like it a lot.
    Enjoy your day,
    Pit

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    1. Waco is a mixed kind of town for sure. My daughter graduated from Baylor University so we got to see a little of the town in four years

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      1. We really like(d) the walks along the Brazos. But there’s one real disappointment: the historic bridge is being renovated and nearly all of it is covered in plastic tarps! 😦

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      2. Well it does happen.

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      3. We’ll just have to come back in a year.
        Btw, the same happened when I took Mary to Berlin for the first time: the Brandenburg Gate was covered with tarps.

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      4. Now that would be a real tragedy.

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  13. A good Easter tour, John. Happy Easter to you and yours. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne. Happy Easter to you.😊

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  14. What a feast, John! Who could look away from that long enough to see any decorations anyway? The photos were fun. Happy Easter.

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    1. If you look away someone may grab the last Oyster.

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  15. What a feast, john, to start our tour! Nice to see some celebration in your neighborhood. We are not allowed that here, so I will rely on you for it!

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    1. Well you can count on me to come up with something each holiday. Thanks, Noelle.

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  16. After that drink list, I forgot where I hid my eggs. Love Brad Paisley, too.

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    1. I do too. His videos are terrific.

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  17. Sounds and looks like paradise.
    Happy Easter, John.

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    1. Thnak you, Hook. 😁

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  18. You’ve been quite successful in your Easter decorations hunt, John!

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    1. Thank you, Becky

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  19. Happy Easter, John. Hope you had a great day. No big Easter parades here this year, again. I guess we will really appreciate them when they return, hopefully, next year.

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    1. I think we will, Darlene. Thanks and Happy Easter to you.

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  20. There weren’t any Easter decorations in our neighborhood this year for some reason. Thanks for sharing yours – it is the quality, not quantity, that counts. And the food choices were plentiful! Beautiful day here. Happy Easter to you and The Producer. Have a good week!

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    1. Thank you, Jo. You as well. 😁

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  21. Hey, sorry I’m late – Phew, thought I’d missed the bus. You have great displays today, John, but I’m going to spend the rest of the day eating through your menu!!

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    1. Yes, chew slowly. I like the masked bunny.

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  22. That’s quite a menu John! Yummmmmm!

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    1. Thank you, Lynn. 😁

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  23. That menu! Puts my raisin toast I had for breakfast to shame! And I love me some Brad Paisley – what a fun video.
    Happy Easter, John. At least you found some decorations… Here? Nada!

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    1. I did find some. If you never have seen Celebrity. Here it is (another favorite) https://youtu.be/B9mpDAJOPac

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      1. I had heard it but I had never watched the video. That is hilarious! Thank you!

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      2. It is. 😁

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      3. πŸ˜€

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  24. Happy Eater, John, to you and yours! Hard to find man-made decorations that can hold a candle to what Mother Nature offers though.

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    1. I think you are right, Debbie. Spring flowers are the best.

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  25. Happy Easter, John. The food was outstanding. Loved the Easter displays!

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    1. I’m so glad, Jennie. 😁

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      1. Me, too! πŸ™‚

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  26. Happy Easter, John! I love how your neighborhood goes all out for holidays! Great menu for this trip!

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  27. Happy Easter 🐣 I loved your Easter displays I wish I’d popped out last night to put a few decorations in the courtyard to surprise the neighbours now.

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    1. That woud have been fun for your neighbors. maybe next year.

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  28. Happy Easter, John, and thanks for all the food and entertainment! The Easter decorations were fun to see, and your neighborhood has a lot more than mine πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Marie. Happy Easter to you.

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  29. What a fabulous Easter tour, John. And the food? Well, do you have a treadmill nearby? :O Hope you’ve had a wonderful day.

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    1. Hahaha. The best thing about my buffets is they are calorie and fat free. No treadmill needed. 😁

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      1. Oh, well in that case, I’ll have seconds! πŸ™‚ Have a good Monday, John!

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      2. Or even thirds. 😁

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  30. Easter Monday greetings from Rockport/Fulton! I came down to check out Mother Nature’s decorations — birds and flowers! They’re not as cute as the ones you showed us, but they’re pretty. I could have used your buffet, though. There’s nothing wrong with my usual travel food, but it’s built more for nutrition than enjoyment!

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    1. I can imagine your travel grub. Looing forward to seeing what you found. 😁

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  31. Best brunch I’ve been to for a long time! Not many Easter decs in our neighborhood either. Halloween is a different story.

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    1. Yes. Easter seems to get short shrift.Thanks, Teri.

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  32. These decorations makes me wish my kids were younger! That brunch is staggering- I think I’ll skip to dessert πŸ™‚

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    1. All calorie and fat free.

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  33. magnificent menu πŸ”†πŸ”†πŸ”†πŸ”†πŸ”† and photo!

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    1. Thank you, VR. 😁

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  34. These decorations create a great Easter mood, dear John! I wonder, what do the deer think of them? πŸ™‚

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    1. I think they avoid them. Something about a huge bunny they don’t like.

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  35. Whoa, looks like your neighbors were certainly in the Easter spirit.

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      1. Not mine, no Easter spirit at all. But who am I to talk . . .

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