For the holiday weekend, my parents decided to come visit. So it was another long weekend of celebratory food. Here is some of what we’ve enjoyed here in sunny, beautiful Austin.
Happy hour! Started the weekend early at 4:00pm at Freddie’s.
Crème brûlée at the Driskill ($6 – and a ridiculous $3 during happy hour).
Breakfast tacos from Arturo’s (now open again for Saturday breakfast, 9:00am – 1:00pm!).
Milanos dipped in coffee!
My new favorite allergy medicine: the Tartufo cocktail at Sagra (regular $10, $8 during happy hour). Waterloo Gin (from Treaty Oak Distilling Co.), honey, and lemon.
Gin and tonic, expertly mixed by one of my favorite bartenders in Austin, Dred at Clay Pit.
One of the specialties of the house at Clay Pit: Khuroos-E-Tursh. Khuroos-E-Tursh ($15.00). Medallions of chicken-breast stuffed with seasoned spinach, mushrooms, onions & cheese, simmered in a rich cashew-almond cream sauce. Possibly one of my all-time favorite dishes.
Goan Yellow Curry with Shrimp ($15).
Perfect basmati rice.
Aloo Ghobi: braised cauliflower and potato curry ($10).
Threadgill’s special: Shiner-braised pot roast served over mashed potatoes, with a side of black-eyed peas and macaroni and cheese ($12.95).
Chag Pesach Sameach, Happy Easter, and Happy Spring!
Skillet Paella at Joe’s Crab Shack on Town Lake: clams, shrimp, mussels, scallops, and sausage simmered in a tomato basil sauce served over rice and topped with crispy calamari.
Salmon Orleans, topped with a creamy Cajun sauce and crawfish, shrimp, and andouille sausage. Served on a bed of dirty rice. This was awesome.
Ragin’ Cajun Steam Pot: Dungeness crab, Queen crab, shrimp, andouille sausage, and corn on the cob.