What: Second Bar & Kitchen
Where: Austin, Texas
A few days after Christmas, we set out for a fun dining experience with great food. Second Bar & Kitchen was our destination. Nestled in the hip 2nd Street area, Second boasts an open, fun and cozy atmosphere perfect for groups or even dates too. They have an outside deck as well as an upstairs deck. Plenty of cool spaces to dine!
My fiance and I both ordered what happened to be their vegan dish at the moment. Their soba noodles and sprouts with roasted mushroom, sesame, avocado, almond and orange bits. I was worried the dish would be too citrusy and not savory enough, but with the warm soba noodles and the almonds, this dish was savory, fresh and light. It filled me up in the best way possible. I highly recommend this dish even if you’re not vegetarian or vegan.
On the side we had the black truffle pomme frites with truffle aioli on the side. Can’t go wrong with these! These fries are the perfect texture and thickness, and if you’re anything like me, you drool at the mere scent of truffle.
After we were all full, we realized we had completely neglected this awesome side dish. Their brussels sprouts with smoked bacon, mint and feta. Cooked to perfection, warm, comforting goodness. Even if you hate brussels sprouts, you’ll love this dish.
I’ve never stayed for dessert, but here are a few I would love to try: pumpkin cheesecake in a jar, sweet potato fried pie, chocolate pudding pot….I could keep going, but I’ll spare you all.
Bottom line is, when you’re in Austin, or if you live in Austin and haven’t gone, go. Second always does an awesome job with high quality food, innovative dishes and they always use produce that is in season.
That Foodie Girl