Mongers Market + Kitchen Austin, TX

Monger's Market and Kitchen OystersY’all this summer is flying by! Serioulsy why is there all this talk of Back to School and fall? Here in Austin we’ve just really hit our stride with oppresively hot weather and humidty that’ll make your head spin. I just got back from Denver this weekend and it was really hot there too. So I guess if you have kids then you’re about to get into the fall swing, but for the rest of us, there is still plenty of summer to enjoy!

I say summer because when its hot my eating habits change a bit. I lean away from the heavy pastas (which I love, love, love) and more towards fresher fare, which often includes lots of ceviche, oysters and my newest love: fish dip! What! Yeah. I know. I don’t why someone, sometime decided to call this wonderful dish with such a name. Fish dip doesn’t really sound that appealing to me, if I am being totally honest, like I am right now. In fact, I passed right over it on the menu at Monger’s Market + Kitchen.  It wasn’t until my friend ordered it and it appeared at the table did I become interested. I thought it would be some kind of minced fish from a can of questionable circumstances. But instead arrived a fresh little creation of smoked fish decorated with pickled fresno chiles.  It totally changed my mind about fish dip!

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