Friday, January 21, 2011

Thai Fresh

Thai Fresh fills a glass case with all of their daily offerings, which means you get to take a look at the dishes before buying, and can purchase by the weight so that small servings of two dishes could make one meal.  A pretty cool way to eat Thai food!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

The Good Knight

Classic cocktails: Sidecar and classic Daiquiri
Fried tomatoes, huge and delicious with a flavorful crispy coating $7.50
Bangers & mash, $9
Chicken pot pie, with a light pastry puff on top $10.50
Pot de creme, $6

Monday, January 10, 2011

El Arbol

El Arbol is one of the best restaurants we've eaten at in Austin. It's a new-ish place with a large outdoor deck built around a tree. The interior is nice as well.
The bread with two different spreads was delicious.
As it was still happy hour, we enjoyed some margaritas.
The spinach empanada ($3.50) was a nice start to the meal.
A salad we can't remember the name of:
The chicken was amazing. Who knew chicken could be so good? Ryan says this is quite possibly the best chicken he's ever had.
I think this is one of the best meals I've had. The fish was perfect and flavorful, and the side of herb manchego gnocchi was possibly even better than the fish. Often, the side dish will be an afterthought: a few pieces of asparagus, some potatoes, or something similarly easy and boring. This gnocchi had clearly had a lot of thought, effort and time put into it. I would come back just to order the gnocchi alone if I could.
Our dessert, which doesn't seem to be on the menu anymore. Delicious chocolate with cream sandwiched between. If other desserts are in the same class as this one they're all gonna be good!