April Eats in Review

My apologies for the lack of posts as of late – work and life have been a bit hectic. Though I have had an unintentional break from food blogging, my waistline can attest I have not taken a break from food eating. Have no fear – new content will be posted imminently. Here are a few snapshots of some of the delicious bites I have been enjoying to get your appetite going in the meantime!

One of the best Sunday afternoons I had in April was spent strolling through the grounds of four local farms during the East Urban Farm Tour. A uniquely Austin experience, the annual fundraiser allows guests to tour local farms while enjoying small bites from some of Austin’s best restaurants created from produce grown on site. The four participating farms – Springdale, Rain Lily, Boggy Creek, and HausBar – are close enough together to walk to and from, which was perfect for working up an appetite in between stops.

Next to pizza, meatballs, and other amazing things topped with cheese, imagine my surprise to find my unexpected favorite of the day to be an ah-mazing roasted carrots, quinoa, pesto, and mustard dish from Bufulina.

Bufulina at East Austin Farm Tour

Bufulina at East Austin Farm Tour

Keep your cake, candles and frosting; for my birthday, the only dessert I want is Uchi’s Peanut Butter Semifreddo. This little piece of heaven taste like the PB&J you wish your mom used to make it. A very happy birthday indeed!

Peanut Butter Semifreddo at Uchi Austin

Peanut Butter Semifreddo at Uchi Austin

Speaking of birthdays, I naturally spent my birthday as any girl should: Drew Drinks at the Texas Chili Parlor followed by a special Selena tribute night during TuezGayz at Barberella. While at the TCP, I was tipped off to a dish I had somehow never tried: the pork tamale topped gratuitously with a housemade green chili sauce and cheese. See you later Freddy Style Nachos; I just found my new go-to order.

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Pork Tamale at the Texas Chili Parlor

To me, beef Carpaccio is one of those dishes that when done right, is always a winner, but at the same time not necessarily something that stands out during a meal. However, Elizabeth Street Café’s Vietnamese twist on the classic French dish stole the show during a recent dinner at the South Austin restaurant. Between the bright lemon soy dressing, crispy shallots and blistered shishito peppers, this is one dish that will keep me coming back for more.

Beef Carpaccio at Elizabeth Street Cafe

Beef Carpaccio at Elizabeth Street Cafe

And speaking of beef, Franklin’s Barbecue once again upped their BBQ game during the recent Live Fire! event hosted by the Austin Food & Wine Alliance. The famed bbq joint proved the only thing that can make their tender beef ribs better is the addition of smoked pimiento cheese. An amazing bite at an amazing event!

Franklin's BBQ at Live Fire!

Franklin’s BBQ at Live Fire!

I am always on board for a picnic, especially when it’s fancy. I recently attended the Waller Creek Picnic & Benefit where I picked up this basket via Contigo Austin. I couldn’t get enough the basket’s Southern-style pimento cheese spread with housemade crackers and white bean salad. Now if only I could get Contigo to pack all of my picnics…

Contigo at the Waller Creek Picnic

Contigo at the Waller Creek Picnic

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