Monday, January 25, 2010
Normally I'm not a fan of malls or places in malls that serve food, but the Steeping Room is an exception. I think they are locally owned. They have a full brunch/lunch menu and a Tea menu that reads more like a wine list. You should check them out if you are in the area. The Sunday Latkes taste like they stole them from my in-laws Chanukah party, and the double chocolate cupcakes ( not pictured ) are scary good. I really like that they serve coffee in a ceramic French press. Coffee always tastes better when made to order. If you go... sit outside. The Domain makes for some good people watching.
Friday, January 22, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
I had reservations about this place. I wasn't sure I was cool enough to buy coffee out of a converted shipping container. I imagined I would have to answer a series of questions about environmentally sensitive construction before being deemed worthy. Luckily this wasn't the case. Despite it's rigid construction it's a really laid back environment. The coffee is excellent, and the almond croissant was solid. I didn't have my camera, so I did a quick illustration. If you are on S Lamar you should stop by. Check them out here.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Monday, January 4, 2010
On Saturday we stopped by Snack Bar on South Congress. I'm not a food critic. So I'll keep this short. Bottom line, this place has potential. The flavors are there, but the presentation is lacking. The burger was good. The fennel cured salmon tasted really good, but it looked like it was cut with a chain saw and it was missing elements listed on the menu. When Snack Bar gets their presentation and service figured out ( some one needs to train the staff ) they will be a great addition to South Congress.
I woke up early on the first. Over my usual coffee ( Sierra from Whole Foods) some toast, and " Francis Bacon: Anatomy of an enigma" I decided I needed to learn more about the city I live in. So I'm starting this BLOG in an effort to learn more about Austin.