1201 S. Lamar Blvd.
For our last meal in Austin, we wanted to brunch it up at Barley Swine’s sister restaurant. My bad for actually missing brunch time, so we settled for lunch. Mama H.o.P., Smooth Obturator, and The Annoyer made for a perfect party of 4. I prefer to dine in groups of 4-6 because you can try more things that way and variety is my favorite aspect in dining.
This was a VERY strong start. In fact, this might have been my favorite dish of the meal. They REALLY make excellent bread here. It was so soft and fresh, very reminiscent of the pig bun from the previous night.
The filling was a very delectable porky goodness. The fattiness was tempered by the perfect pairing with mustard. Yums for sure!
Tomato Salad corn cream, peaches, jalapeño
My second favorite dish of the night because I am such a fan of tomatoes, corn, peaches, and salads. It was the best of summer’s bounty in one dish. The center of it was this corn panna cotta of sorts. It was savory and sweet. There was a light vinaigrette that brought everything together. The bits of torn mint brightened everything up. Really Yums!
Blackened Fish Ceviche melon, avocado, shiso
It was interesting pairing honeydew melon with fish, avocado, and shiso. Overall, I liked the dish but not as much as the previous two.
The sandwiches were made with more soft housemade breads. A great sandwich definitely starts with amazing bread and they certainly delivered on that. The latin flavors were well represented here.
A good burger, with crunchy potato chips for texture and a cheesy bacony spread.
I liked the crispy fish paired with creamy avocado and crab spread. This was my favorite sandwich.
They almost forgot our taco order. It wasn’t what we were expecting because it was a stuffed shishito pepper in a housemade blue tortilla. I was so full, so I just let Smooth Obturator have at it.