Sunday, November 11, 2012
888 is one of my favorite places to eat at in Austin. It is located on 2400 E Oltorf, between Willow Creek and Pleasant Valley so it is not too far from campus and extremely close to Riverside. 888 has a huge variety of Asian dishes such as Lo Mein, Curry, Fried Rice, and the extremely popular Pho. Their menu is pretty huge so making a decision is kind of difficult. We had Fried Egg Rolls for an appetizer, which were great. I had the Thai Pineapple Fried Rice at the recommendation of the waiter. It was served in half a pineapple and was fantastic! My friend had the Sesame Chicken which was also very delicious. 888 even has some pretty weird desserts such as an Avocado Smoothie and a Durian (the really smelly fruit) Smoothie. So if you're feeling adventurous you should definitely give one a try. Overall 888 has a huge variety of very tasty choices and it is not too expensive, so this place is definitely worth checking out.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
If there is one thing Austin does right, it's converting old homes in to the most delicious of restaurants! Last night, I had the pleasure of checking out Eastside Cafe for the first time. Located on the east side of I-35 where Dean Keeton and Manor Road intersect, this cozy little cafe is the perfect spot for a low key and delicious meal! Their menu ranges from soups and salads to enchiladas and tenderloin, options for any and every appetite. I enjoyed a delicious Greek Chicken Salad with their homemade feta vinaigrette on the side. I'm somewhat of a Mediterranean food fanatic and ALWAYS have to try a new spot's version of their Greek Salad when opportunity knocks. I know not everyone is crazy about salads which is why I must also describe the meal my friend ordered. Get ready...Pork Tenderloin, garlic mashed potatoes and roasted butternut squash with a soy ginger sauce drizzled over the top! The squash was by far the best part of his meal, as surprising as that may be to some of you! Unfortunately, because I was so caught up with the delectability of my dinner, I forgot to take a photo. Whoops! But take my word for it, this is not a place you want to miss out on! Oh and I forgot to mention, they have homemade jalapeno cornbread as a starter! Yummmmm