It took me ages to finally brunch at Foreign & Domestic but better late than never! My dinner experiences have always been amazing, but after Chefs Heard and Lemley took over the restaurant, I’ve been itching to get over there.
Did you know FnD is one of Austin’s original nose to tail restaurants? You’ll be blown away by their creations and the use of the absolute freshest local ingredients.
I went in with my eye on the Fried Chicken Biscuit because I’m more of a savory brunch eater, but I was quickly convinced that I needed to try the Blackberry Crepe. I’m so happy I did – it wasn’t sweet, the ricotta and lemon and blackberries went so dang well with each other, and I ended up wanting more!
Isn’t it gorgeous?
The pancakes were served with a dollop of peach jam and whipped cream and they were super fluffy!
If you love Zucchini bread as much as me, this one has got to be on your list!
Zucchini Bread with lime creme fraiche
And do not leave without ordering the Gruyere and Black Pepper Popovers…oh my word!
Gruyere and Black Pepper Popovers – speechless!
I love any and all meat from 44 Farms and this Steak and Eggs did not disappoint!
44 Farm Steak and Eggs
And finally, what I initially had my eyes and stomach set on, the Fried Chicken Biscuit…look at that egg yolk!
Fried Chicken Biscuit with a sunny side up egg, red eye gravy and lemon confit
Chef Heard’s desserts are to die for, and even though we were stuffed to the brim, we got to try the Olive Oil Cake with Plums – again, no words to describe the yumminess!
Olive Oil Cake with smoked plums and fenugreek ice cream
So, after reading and seeing my pics, are you convinced that your next brunch HAS to be at FnD? I hope so 🙂
Boy do I love me a great happy hour! Especially when food + drinks are involved!
The hubs and I are always on the hunt for a great happy hour during the week because why would you want to spend double to eat just a few minutes later?
Below is a new feature you’ll start to see in some of my posts. You can interact with the map (if you’re a visual person like me wanting to see how close a particular venue is to your home, then you’re going to love this addition)!
Enter my favorite 5 East ATX Happy Hours right now:
Revelry Kitchen + Bar
I’ve been a big time fan of Revelry Kitchen + Bar since they opened! The environment is nice, bright and open, and the staff are super sweet and have been there from the beginning! I’m the Duchess of RKB on Yelp and when that actually happened, the bar manager, Kyle, ordered a crown for me through Favor!
They have Happy Hour all night on Mondays and Tues-Fri 4:00-7:00PM! Select glasses of wine are $2 off, $2 off House Cocktails, $1 off draft and $4 Wells, $3 Texas Cans, and $5 selected appetizers.
Their Chicken Lollipops are a must when you go for happy hour – they have some of the most creative flavors and right now, their Asian Garlic flavor is my go-to!
Happy Hour: All night on Monday and Tuesday-Friday 4:00-7:00PM
Unit D Pizzeria
Unit D Pizzeria has been my comfort, sweet spot for almost 2 years. Stop on in and you’ll see why. It’s approachable, aesthetically beautiful, the staff have been there from the beginning and will remember your name, the Neapolitan pizzas are truly a delight, the meat and cheese board is one of the best I’ve had, and they have quite the selection of beer and wine!
Really, you don’t have any excuse not to go. Beware though, it’ll become your favorite, most frequented spot pretty quickly 🙂
Happy Hour deals are clutch here – $5 for their happy hour bites! Try them all. They’re meant to share or enjoy them all on your own and make it a meal!
I’ve celebrated many occasions at Grizzelda’s (bachelorette, birthday, anniversary, gal’s night) and they always tempt me into coming back for more. Perhaps it’s all the pretty fuscia colored everything, the wonderful service, or the super big hearts the owners have for the community, but I’m a loyal fan.
Have you had their Ceviche Mixto?! OMG, it’s craveable and a must if you go there (during or after happy hour)! Their Tostaditas picadillo beef from Jacoby’s Ranch are also one of my faves! Get yourself a FroMo for $6 — be careful because it’s so good and strong and you may want a second one but you’ll definitely feel it the next day 🙂 Wines are $2 off per glass as well – they always have the most amazing selection and Vinho Verde rosés!
Grizzelda’s happy hour runs Tues-Fri 5:00-7:00PM so definitely take advantage!
Blue Dahlia has a fantastic happy hour including many of our favorites at a heavy discount! Their happy hour runs M-F 3:00-6:30PM and Sundays 6:00-9:00PM and includes this gorgeous meat and cheese board for $10! It comes with a selection of their fresh baked breads! My glass of wine was $5 and they have quite a few options (along with some draft beer).
They have a few of my favorite tartines (open-faced sandwiches) on happy hour as well. I typically order the Egg Salad tartine (because it has capers)!
Honestly, anything and everything I’ve eaten there always blows me away. If you want a place guaranteed to satisfy your tastebuds, Blue Dahlia is all yours.
Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 3:00-6:30PM and Sunday 6:00-9:00PM
Hank’s is the perfect addition to the Windsor Park neighborhood and might I mention that it is HUGE! I can’t wait until it cools off a bit so I can really enjoy the super long front patio that extends the length of the restaurant. They have shades all over now though so it at least keeps the sun from beating down your back in the late afternoon hours.
Their happy hour is epic – 1/2 off appetizers, $5 frozen (Frosé and Palomas) and tap cocktails, $5 tap wine and $1 off beer! They’ve got a large appetizer menu and you can easily make it a dinner – and it’s 1/2 off EVERYDAY from 3-6:30PM!