Ok, so you out-of-towners are in for a treat. These are like some of our best restaurants. Uchi, SoCo Cafe, Sugar Mama's: what!
Pause - speaking of SoCo - funny story. A few years ago, I was having a lunch party for some out-of-town friends who flew into Texas for my wedding. We all met at South Congress Cafe, and I was super eager to wave the "Keep Austin Weird" flag - mostly because I had talked about this city so damn much back when I lived in California.
"So, how are you guys liking Austin so far?"
And then on cue, before they could respond - here comes a small brigade of otherwise normal-looking adults, dressed in pink bunny rabbit regalia, strolling by the South Congress Cafe picture window.
"We love it."
I do, too.
Anyway, here is the link where you can see the ridiculous half-off menus these restaurants are offering. (Thanks to Franny at Les Merles for the reminder!) This is just a little taste; go to the website to see everything:
Two Cheese Plate
Choose two cheeses, Tuscan olive three cheese spread, assorted crackers and pistachio nuts
Regularly $12.95 During Yelp Deals @ SXSW: $6.50
Tempura fried bond roll with salmon and squid ink sumiso sauce
Regularly $14.00 During Yelp Deals @ SXSW: $7.00
Yes: squid ink.
Who wants to try that with me??
Friday, March 13, 2009