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ARW at Botticelli and don't hug my flowery cactus

uncooperative dick-tator

I made reservations for two at Botticelli's for the first night of Austin Restaurant Week. Kat was about to fly to Los Angeles and asked if we could also include the kids with our meal before she had to leave. This resulted in outdoor seating as they were fully booked inside.

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#2 son refuses to cooperate with photographs unless he feels he can mess it up somehow, like making faces or wearing his sunglasses upside down. 

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The bonus to dining on the back patio area instead of the upscale indoor dining room... Happy Hour all night on Sunday back there! You now have to ASK your server for the HH menu, it's a great list of $5 cocktails. 

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Botticelli's is one of the best ARW options as they give you three savory courses for $37. Most places assume you want to end your meal with dessert and you only serve two savory courses followed by a half hearted sweet course. 

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...and the portions were ample.

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We did order tiramisu for the kids. It didn't last long...

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The crazy up/down temperature so far this year has prompted all sorts of blooming. This cactus that predates our ownership of the lot (it's wild) is one example. It's covered in bright yellow flowers and all sorts of bees buzz around it all day.

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And the rattlesnake said
I wish i had hands so
I could hug you like a man
And then the cactus said
Don't you understand
My skin is covered
With sharp spikes
That'll stab you
Like a thousand knives
A hug would be nice
But hug my flower
With your eyes -Antsy Pantsy

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