Austin restaurants and dishes are featured in my monthly Flavors of the Month posts. Check out this post for recommendations on where to eat next!
Dinner at Vixen’s Wedding
This was my first visit to Vixen’s Wedding, a newer Portuguese-Goan (Indian) restaurant, and I thought dinner was good. My favorite dishes were the chaat fried green beans, the cheese pao, and the maple jalebi dessert. People have raved about the piri-piri chicken, but we thought it was very overcooked. I thought I was going to be impressed with the meal but too many dishes fell short for me.
Lunch at Soursop
Soursop is a must-have when we’re in the area, especially since it is on the opposite side of town. This visit we enjoyed the fried chicken sandwich, curry tots, and fili cheese steak. All very good and too much food for two people. The fried chicken sandwich was (and usually is) my favorite!
Drinks at Still Austin (Complimentary)
I was invited by Still Austin for a tour and tasting, and we had a wonderful time! Read all about it in this post.
Dinner at Intero
This was my third time dining at Intero. My first visit was amazing and my second visit was disappointing, so I was hoping my third visit would redeem them. Unfortunately, either they over-salt their food or my taste buds are on another level. I like their focus on being more sustainable by using the entire animal or produce and not letting things go to waste, but I’m tired of being disappointed and spending money without being satisfied!
Drinks at Kalimotxo
Emmer & Rye’s team opened a new restaurant – Hestia – with an adjoining tapas bar – Kalimotxo. My friends and I made an impromptu stop at Kalimotxo to try their porrón. It’s a communal pitcher used to pour the drink into your mouth. I can’t wait to come back and try their tapas and eat dinner at Hestia.
Dinner at Seoulju
I like coming to Seoulju for Korean food, even though we usually have a short wait for dinner. This evening we were craving the kimchi pancake, Korean fried chicken, and the spicy seafood ramen. That ramen hit the spot!
Lunch at Rosedale Kitchen and Bar
Has this restaurant has been flying under the radar? First, I love the space. It’s bright and welcoming. I went for lunch and enjoyed their smoked trout dip (I’m a sucker for fish dip that isn’t tuna) and winter citrus melon caprese. I didn’t love the sweet potato bowl because it was a little too healthy for me. Next time, I want to try a sandwich and come for happy hour.
Lunch at 101 by TeaHaus (Complimentary)
My friends at 101 by TeaHaus invited me to try their newest specials and I’m a fan! The Korean tofu soup (you can get it with beef or pork) is spicy and comforting. The strawberry brick toast is an extra sweet way to end a meal.
Breakfast at P.Terry’s
This is my secret pleasure. I love the egg burger with sausage at P.Terry’s. It’s simple and was especially good on this cold December day on the way to work.
Christmas Cheese Plate
I forgot to take a photo of our Christmas dinner spread, but here’s our excellent cheese plate! We like picking a few cheese and charcuterie options from Whole Foods. Brie is my favorite and blue is Will’s.
Pastries at Baguette et Chocolat
I really wish this bakery was in Downtown Austin and not nearby Bee Caves because it is delicious! The croissant cinnamon roll is flakey on the outside and soft on the inside and cinnamon all over, which might make this the perfect pastry. I can also vouch for their macaroons and their chocolate almond croissant. It’s obvious why they’re one of the best pastries in Austin.
Craft Beer at Hopsquad Brewing Co
We’ve been waiting for this brewery to open up for so long! It finally opened at the end of December with four beers on tap: IPA, session IPA, saison, and roggenbier. I enjoyed the session IPA and hope to see more beers on tap (a juicy IPA, please?!). Next time I visit, I want to try the Japanese food truck on-site, Tsuke Honten.
What was your favorite thing you ate recently?