My picks: Hamachi Carpaccio, Crispy Red Snapper a La Plancha, Crispy Fried Brussels Sprouts, Steak Frites, Seared Mushrooms, Lemon Tart and Vanilla Bean Cheesecake
My picks: Tuna Tartare, Potato Gnocchi, Hippie Salad, Heirloom Tomato Salad, Steak Au Poivre with Black Truffle Butter, Herb-Roasted Wild Mushrooms, Crispy Brussels Sprouts
And don't forget to stop by the Four Seasons Hotel Austin's lobby bar for a drink beforehand! Our family get-togethers wouldn't be complete without time spent enjoying the view over Town Lake and catching up over a delicious Old Fashioned or Manhattan.
My picks: Appetizer Trio (Chile Con Queso, Guacamole and Spicy Bean Dip), Chipotle Chicken Fajitas, Pico de Pina Shrimp Tacos
Sweetish Hill Bakery:
My picks: Italian Cream Cake, German Chocolate Cake, Iced Sugar Cookies
My picks: Iced Almond Milk Cappuccino, Iced Mocha, Migas Quiche
My picks: Vanilla Iced Coffee, Iced Turbo, Belgian Bomber, Jo’s Granola
Amy’s Ice Creams:
My picks: Coffee with Heath Bar, The “Lil’ Doggy” (Dark Chocolate, White Chocolate, Reese’s, Sea Salt, Waffle Cone Bits and Pecan Praline), The “Fudge Judy” (Mexican Vanilla, Nilla Wafers, Cinnamon and Hot Fudge)
Now that I've revisited these places that I feel mark my own history in Austin, now follow along with me as I move into new terrain. My #KoolKeeperSummer continues next Friday as I explore the food scene even more deeply and discover restaurants that might just become a part of new traditions in the city.