Ok lets starting talking about how I can’t stop talking about Kimchi Fries from Chi’Lantro BBQ. Like OMG can’t stop, won’t stop. But seriously. These may be on the top ten things I’ve ever put in my mouth, for reals. These salty, bbq-y, kimchi-y, so savory you’ll be dreaming about them for weeks, fries are tastebud changing. These things definitely Chi’Lantro on the foodie map in Austin. They started from humble beginnings, a guy and his food truck trying to navigate the way through the ATX hipster food scene in the biggest rise in food trucks since, ever? I mean how many food trucks do you that have their own Wikipedia page? These guys are legit, not to mention they have several accolades from everyone from Food Network to being featured at ACL. And there is a reason, because they are that good.
This weekend I drove up to D-town for a belated Father’s Day visit. I went to the Ranger game with my dad and sister. Sadly they lost, but I hadn’t been to a Ranger game in years so it was still super fun! After a long drive back on Sunday, I was ready to take it easy and grab dinner with with a friend. After an unexpected cool front, and by cool I mean a balmy 92 degrees at 8pm, we grabbed a table outside at Opa!. I’ve been to Opa! before but hadn’t had a chance to write about it!
I decided on the Baked Feta. Technically it’s an appetizer, but I ate it as my meal and I don’t regret one single morsel. So delicious. Only thing I’ll do different next time is get a side of kalamata olives.
My friends have been
raving about Toastie’s Sub Shop but I had never had the chance to try it out. This weekend I made a quick trip over to South Lamar to try this place out. I know I am little late to the game but better late than never!
I couldn’t find a website for Toastie’s just a Facebook page. I also couldn’t locate an online menu, so I snapped a picture of the menu and posted it below. They also had a ton of chalkboard specials.
The bread is perfect. I’d say it’s the best thing about the sandwich. It’s a tad crispy but soft at the same time. And it’s doesnt scrape the top of your mouth. Perfection!
Have you been to Toastie’s? What do you recommend?