August Food Finds

August 24, 2009 at 3:10 pm 4 comments

So yes, I’ve taken a wee vacation from el blog. A friend recently said that we’re all in a blogcession. And I agree. Anyway, I thought I’d share some of the yummy new restaurants we’ve tried.

A few weeks ago, and then again this past Friday we joined friends at Momiji. A no frills sushi restaurant in Northwest Austin that boasts quality sushi at affordable prices. We’ve only been on Fridays to enjoy their $3 menu. But they also have half price sashimi, rolls, and hand rolls Sunday through Thursdays as well. So back to this $3 menu, there are drinks, appetizers, rolls, hand rolls, sashimi, and desserts all for $3. It’s pretty amazing. And the stuff is goooooood. This last time we went we each had our own appetizers (pork dumplings for me and shrimp (shumai) dumplings for Alex), three rolls (a sweet potato, spicy tuna, and eel roll to share), and fried bananas for dessert. And for all that we paid $19. We were so excited we wanted to sing afterwards.

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We also tried Buenos Aires Cafe for the first time a few weeks ago with a friend. It’s on South 1st in Austin and is a wee little place with cramped seating, but I really couldn’t care about that after I walked in and saw the astonishing dessert bar. There was an array of cakes, tortes, and chocolate dipped somethings that all cried out my name in unison. Needless to say we all feasted on wonderful salads, inventive empanadas, and Argentine pot pies. And then of course we had dessert. The waiter made a mistake and brought us three desserts (one each) instead of just two like we asked for. There were two cuatro leches cakes (beat that tres leches!) and a dark chocolate and raspberry torte. They were all freakin’ to die for. However, the waiter charged us for all three. And he was so darn nice that we didn’t want to be losers and correct him. So we paid the extra five dollars and rolled ourselves out of the tiny cafe. Despite the bill hiccup we’ll surely be back.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Elly  |  August 24, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    Hurrah for brilliant sushi places – my favourite one is a short walk from work, which is SO handy. I can’t believe how cheap your sushi place is, that’s brilliant! :)

  • 2. erynchandler  |  August 25, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    I know, they will be getting a lot of our cheap* business :-)

  • 3. Alec  |  August 26, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    I just took a look at the BA Cafe dessert menu… jeezy creezy, that looks amazing. So much sweet cream and caramel and chocolate… mrahhhhhhhh.

  • 4. erynchandler  |  August 26, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    i know isn’t it insane. making my decision to order the dark and white berry tart felt as heavy as my decision of picking a major.


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