Pizza, brunch, noodles, tater tots…dang, eaten’ in June was good and filled with all my favorites. Unless noted, the establishments are located in the Austin area.
Cacio e Pepe with a meatball at Patrizi’s
Loved the meatball and the texture of the pasta. I wished it were a little saucier. It was a filling portion of food.
Moussaka, Baklava and Assorted Greek Pastries at our Greece potluck planning meeting.
Hall Pass Cocktail (St. George gin, muddled blackberry, sparkling peach) at School House Pub
I loved the school theme of this bar. That ruler/dry erase board thing in the background is the order number. Go see the book wall and chalkboard with “I will not make out under the bleachers” written over and over. I didn’t enjoy the food but the cocktail was refreshing.
Biere de Miel at Jester King Brewery
This is a great spot for a weekend chill. It gets packed because both Stanley’s Farmhouse Pizza and Jester King Brewery are delicious. Sour beers FTW!
Dexter (Red Sauce, New Jersey Pepperoni, Italian Sausage, Fresh Mozzarella, Caramelized Onions, Calabria Chilies) and Penelope (Red Sauce, Smoked Prosciutto, Fresh Mozzarella, Arugula, Tomatoes, Cracked Salt & Pepper, Extra-Virgin Olive Oil) Stanley’s Farmhouse Pizza
I would definitely eat here again! The Dexter had a slight spice and the prosciutto and mozzarella on the Penelope were my favorite.
#1 Tonkotsu Original and Katsu Slider at Ramen Tatsu-Ya
When the ramen craze started to blow up in Austin a few years ago, I was not impressed. My tastebuds were overwhelmed by the richness and saltiness of the soup. The flavors have grown on me and I love the combination of the noodles, chashu, ajitama egg and wood ear mushrooms.
Cucumber Avocado Soup with Jumbo Lump Crab, Crisp Wonton and Yuzo-Kosho from The Carillon
One of my favorite bites at the Austin Food Blogger Alliance The Big Chill event. I loved the lightness and flavors.
Strawberry Lemonade poptail by GoodPop
I loved this drink at the Austin Food Blogger Alliance The Big Chill event. I believe it was club soda, tequila and finished with a Strawberry Lemonade GoodPop.
Prosciutto and Arugula and the Gus (sausage, mushrooms, hand-crushed San Marzanos, house-made mozzarella, basil) Cane Rosso (Dallas, TX)
Dr. Pepper Slurpee
Slurpees are a treat on a hot day filled with more walking than a normal Texan usually endures. Slurpees remind me of the college summer days when we would grab a slurpee after swimming or going to the park.
Chicken Noodles, Soup Dumplings and Pork Dumplings at Monkey Noodle King Company (Dallas, TX)
One of the top to-dos on a road trip to Dallas was visiting this restaurant. I might have yelled ‘SOUP DUMPLINGS!’ when I saw it on the menu; I’m a sucker for those. I opted for the no spice Chicken Noodles and while my dinner companions said it was light and a little bland, I thought the chicken was flavorful and smooth and the lack of spices brought out the cilantro. The noodles were the perfectly done. The dumplings weren’t unique but they were tasty.
Tater Tots at Velvet Taco (Dallas, TX)
If I had to choose between french fries or tater tots, the later would win every time. So loaded tater tots as a night cap was a great decision. The tots are covered in goat cheese, smoked cheddar, basil cream sauce, bacon and a fried egg. (That white things sticking out in the middle is a spoon/fork.)
Crab Benedict at The Libertine Bar (Dallas, TX)
I wasn’t a fan of how salty the crab was but the spinach, egg and side of home fries were delightful.
What’s the best thing you ate this month?