Italic Austin is opening this week! Hooray! Finally more italian food in Austin, not to mention it is from ELM Group, who is responsible for some of my favorite bread in town, i.e. Easy Tiger. So an addition of an Italian restaurant seems like a natural fit for the group. I was so excited to get an invite to their media night last week for a sneak peek at the menu and the gorgeous mid-century modern space. The restaurant is tucked in the McGarrah Jessee building right next to one of my favorite bars in town Garage. Hello date night!
If you’ve been around me lately, you’ve know I’ve been spending a lot of time on Rainey Street working with the awesome team at NO VA Kitchen & Bar. The question is, have you been over to try it? They just got a new fall inspired menu and started serving brunch. Hello my favorite meal! So I wanted to share with you all some of the gorgeous food that Chef Brad + team are serving up a NO VA. Plus, did I mention the cocktails are hella, wicked strong? Yeah, they really are. Which makes taking these photos all the more fun. Now, after writing this I really need that Bacon & Eggs Pasta, like right meow.
First up, cocktails:
Ode to Trejo
Hello mezcal! This old fashion packs a punch, as the cider ice cubes melts down the entire flavor profile changes. Two drinks in one!
You had me at Chameleon Cold Brew Coffee. I think I’d like this served affogato style for dessert!
I was hooked on this creamy coconut milk, ginger dressing. Yes, just yes.
Eggs & Mushrooms
Nothing like a little breakfast for dinner. Slow poached eggs and thinly sliced mushrooms.
Grilled Pizza- Kale Pesto and Poached Potatoes
You’ll find this on the bar menu, but it is definitely a winner. And that house made srircha like hot sauce has me drooling.
House Made Hot Wings
You can only get these babies on select Wednesday nights, so look for the specials. They run out fast, and my oh my can I see why, 24-hours is how they spending marinating in the house hot sauce and mustard. Gimme right now.
Lemongrass Panna Cotta and Fruit Loop Cereal Milk
Cereal Milk desserts are here to stay yall. This bowl of creamy deliciousness will take you right back to Saturday mornings watching cartoons.
Get it now.
Ok, maybe on Sunday since that’s the only day they serve it.
Creamy and cool, perfect for easing into a Sunday.
Sweet Potato Hash
House hollandaise and perfectly poached eggs, a must try.
Savory French Toast Bread Pudding
Comes with house sausage on the side. Needs no more explanation.
Bacon and Eggs Pasta
The cure to everything that ails you. Salty, comforting, egg-y goodness. Exactly what I’ve been waiting for my whole life, combing my love for carbs with my love for brunch:
That is the note I am ending this on. Be sure to check out NO VA and tell ’em Natalie sent ya.