Is that beyond nice and moving into obsessed territory?
I'll break it up into two posts just to stay on theme. Here's how it happened... Alejandra was supposed to meet a friend of a friend for lunch. She and I had just come out of the SXSW session about Bravo's use of transmedia in last season's Top Chef. And we were *hungry*. Our new friend Dave met us outside and ushered us over to Second. It was slammed so we bellied up to barstools and I knew I was home when I saw this:
|Behind the bar at Second Bar+Kitchen|
|Mixing up a C-Section|
|Buffalo Fried Pickles|
Alejandra added the Avocado Fundido to the mix. Guacamole with chorizo served with sweet potato chips. Perhaps we should have stopped there... but it just kept going...
I ordered the Fried Egg & Avocado Sandwich which was crunchy, sweet and ooey gooey perfection. I could only finish half, but I sold one to the next guy who sat down. Yes, at this point, I'm pimping out their food to strangers.
|Avocado & Fried Egg Sandwich|
Now enamored, we asked for a tour. The space is beautiful - lots of light and patio space for an indoor-outdoor feel (despite the monsooning rains that day). The kitchen serves three restaurant concepts in one: Second, Bar Congress next door and then Austin's only five star experience, Congress in the evenings.
|Second Bar+Kitchen from second level looking down|
About this time, more friends joined us and Chef David Bull came in to do some butchering. We had made such a fuss, he spent some time chatting with us and even shared some rare salmon cheeks with our little crew that had now expanded to include Addie and Liz.
|Chef showing Addie where the cheeks are nestled.|
|Wild Irish Salmon Cheeks|
If you're ever in Austin, add this one to your list.