Tuesday, October 21, 2008

South Congress Cafe

In the middle of South Congress Avenue, the characteristic and somewhat chaotic street that is located as if it is the middle bone of the skeleton of Austin, Tx, you find South Congress Cafe; a restaurant that doesn't fit its name, neither its location. But leaving those aspects out of account the restaurant serves terrificly creative menus served with a slice of modern-and-tasty atmosphere bread.

Eating in a restaurant that looks really up to date and cared for feels even more luxurous when you are located between a lot of vintage and second hand stores. Although the prices are not too high, the atmosphere the restaurant creates is translated into a lot of special dishes that sound neat without even tasting them.

Here you find a couple of dishes I tried myself:

Pesto Goat Cheese Bruschetta: Being a big fan of both goat cheese and pesto I just had to try this. Although you need to spread the goat cheese on the bruschettas yourself, the plate looks really pretty and above all: the taste is perfect, not too strong, not too light.

Very Bleu Salad: Indeed, this salad was very bleu. In case you don't like blue cheese: don't pick this one. In case you like blue cheese as much as I do: eat it, enjoy it and get this overload of blue cheese untill you can't even see it anymore.

Chipotle Shrimp Quesadilla: I just need a couple of words here: shrimp, quesadilla, hot, hot, hot, but: excellent.

Crab Enchiladas: Although I found the taste of crab a little overwhelming I need to compliment the chef again.

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