Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Favorite South Austin Bites of 2014

Here's a look back at some of my favorite South Austin foods on the year!

The arrival of Dolce Neve gelato on South First Street. Gelato, "ice cream" sandwiches, popsicles, and really nice Italians.
Dolce Neve gelato
Regal Ravioli's beet ravioli with pecan pesto. It was hard to tear myself away from the sweet potato gnocchi with bolognese, but I am glad I did!
Regal Ravioli beet ravioli
Odd Duck's tender Parker House rolls with pig head meat. They need to make these larger!
Odd Duck Parker house rolls
An old standby, spaghetti carbonara from Enoteca (except I ask for it with linguine, as I like a wider noodle), and the garlic bread isn't shabby either.
Enoteca carbonara
Snack Bar's mahi mahi with mango salsa and coconut rice. Healthy and tasty!
Snack Bar mahi
Chen Z Noodle House expanded to a second location in Oak Hill -- yay! Here we have green onion pancakes, spicy cold noodles, dumplings, and hand cut noodles in black bean sauce.
Chen Z -- green onion pancake, hand cut noodles, dumplings
Everything we had at Porter Ale House's happy hour was delicious, but this twist on peanut butter s'mores really takes the cake.
Porterhouse s'mores
Sichuan River took over Tien Jin, and in the process has created some amazing dishes, here the spicy sizzling Sichuan lamb, and a wonderfully crisp egg foo young.
Sichuan River -- sizzling Sichuan lamb & egg foo young
Thai Taste's pad see ew; wish this place was closer to me than Oak Hill, but it's a hidden gem.
Thai Taste pad see ew
Good food comes from good people, my friends Abdu and Maria of The Flying Carpet trailer, and the Moroccan beef kefta wrap.
The Flying Carpet -- The Moroccan beef kefta
Pie Plante's coconut cream pie; there's no skimping on coconut flavor here!
Pie Plante coconut cream pie
Not only does Patika Coffee make a great cup of joe (or in this case, chai), but their sweet and savory baked goods are stellar.
Patika Coffee
And from my own kitchen, homemade pasta with fava beans, pecorino, bacon, and mint.
South Austin Foodie's handmade pasta
So those are my favorites on the year; what are your memorable South Austin bites this year? Happy New Year and happy eating!

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