Rodeo Goat – Great burgers and lots of local beers on tap. We landed a bit late so decided to split a burger (Mike Rawlings) and a side of fries – it was more than enough food! I had the Lakewood Temptress (strong milk stout) and Eric had the Texas Ale Project (TAP) Fireant (red ale).
Meddlesome Moth – We met friends here for brunch which was quite busy on a Saturday at 1p. Eric ordered the Cuban sandwich and a Bell’s Larry’s Latest Fruit Fight while I got an enormous BLT with the Great Raft Old Mad Joy (baltic porter). Food was delicious but place was crowded and noisy so a bit difficult to hear.
Pecan Lodge – We stood in line for about 30 minutes around 5pm and it was totally worth it! We got an order of the brisket, which was amazingly moist and smoky, along with a jalapeno and cheese sausage. You grab a table after you get your order number but the turnover was pretty swift so even though it was crowded, we found a spot quickly.
Emporium Pies – Stopped in to order a slice of the chocolate silk pie with pretzel crust to-go. The chocolate was quite good, but the pretzel crust was a bit of a let down. +1 for the recyclable wooden packaging though :)
Slow Bone – We decided to go early, right when they opened at 11a on Sunday. Our intent was to split the brisket platter and choose one side each (greens for me, tater tots for Eric). However, the ribs looked amazingly good, so we got a three-meat platter with 2/3 of brisket and 1/3 ribs. I was happy Eric talked me into it because everything was excellent. Interestingly, they offer you a choice between lean or fatty brisket, and Eric chose the lean option. The honey corn bread was also amazing. We cleaned this tray!
Boulevardier – After all the BBQ we wanted something different, so Sunday night we went for French in the Bishop Arts District. I ordered the steak tartare (natch) and a side of fries (perfectly crispy) while Eric went for the wild boar pappardelle, which was delicious. Both paired nicely with a glass of wine each (rose for Eric and red for me).
Mi Cocina – For our last lunch we wanted TexMex, and West Village was conveniently inside the 3 mile radius that our hotel van would take us. This is definitely a more upscale experience with lots of power lunches going on around us at other tables. Eric ordered the ‘Mama’s Tacos’ with grilled chicken, and I went for the beef brisket tacos – both were great, and as a bonus, both were on the lunch special list!