Last week, Megan and I joined a few other bloggers in town to try out Urban, a new restaurant inside The Westin, which technically speaking, is inside of The Domain. Did you just get a vision of a Russian doll? Because I did.
Anywho. We were lucky enough to sit with Becky Bullard from Texanthropology, who is also an Austinist food writer and Examiner drinks writer, as well as her friend Jessica. Before our samples arrived, we got to pondering this matter: Just what, exactly, makes a foodie?
But like I am about to do with you, we were suddenly interrupted by gorgeous food before we could dive too deeply into that question.
Texas Quail, with Green Tomato Chow Chow, Grits, Guajillo Honey. Teehee, "chow chow." I have no idea what that means! But let's pretend we do anyway. The chow chow was fabulous!
Bar Steak with Chile Arbol Chimichurri, and Sweet Corn Bisque. Let me tell you something. That bisque was ridonkulous. We all decided to call it not bisque, but rather, a "little bowl of heaven." I wish I could reach out of the computer screen and offer you a spoonful of this amazing bisque.
There are no words for Avocado Tres Leches. Only guttural sounds. We were so taken with it, we forgot to take a picture.
(My mom is the most hilarious example of this high culture/low culture thing, by the way. Namely when it comes to movies. She loves Big Night, Happiness, these two French flicks she's been raving about ... but, also, White Chicks. Yes. THAT White Chicks. As in, starring the Wayans brothers).
What do you think makes a foodie?
Oh, and! I almost forgot to thank lovely Jetté Momant, for inviting us out, and putting this lovely tasting at Urban together. Thank you dearly, Jetté!