Archive for March, 2010

Austin ctd.

March 16, 2010

Last night before seeing the World Premiere of MacGruber, we got dinner at Moonshine. Billed as innovative comfort food, this restaurant delivered. We started with some delicious (and reasonably priced) margaritas at the bar, then took our seats and started in on some serious eating.

PECAN CRUSTED CATFISH with Crawfish Tails

This pecan crusted catfish blew my mind a little: I didn’t know nut encrusted fish was an option. The sweet pecans were a nice complement to the homemade hot sauce that covered the filet—plus, who can argue with crawfish tails?

The other entrée we tried was a truly massive bowl of Green Chile Macaroni. The dish is served with grilled chicken and corn relish mixed in, and the end result is much lighter than your average mac & cheese. It was almost like a corn chowder with with green chile (mmm I’m getting ideas for summer!). With the margaritas, the beer battered asparagus we had to start, and these two dishes, we all left Moonshine smiling and satisfied.

GREEN CHILE MACARONI with Grilled Chicken, Corn Relish & Green Chile Cream

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Don’t Mess with Texas

March 15, 2010

As many of you know, I am in Austin, Texas for the film portion of South by Southwest. Between mingling with celebs and watching cutting edge films (such as a documentary on bears—and I don’t mean Smokey) I’ve been eating! Check out this Tex-Mex brunch we had at Z’Tejas

You’re looking at barbacoa beef breakfast enchiladas: slow cooked beef sandwiched between two tortillas, topped with cheese and two eggs over easy. It may be that it tasted even better than it looks. Also worth mentioning, the $3.50 bloody mary, rimmed with celery salt. This meal alone ensured the day was a success.