You know I was born and raised in wayyyyyyyyyy south Louisiana right? If you didn’t, now you do! I’m pretty sure I was the first of Indian descent kiddo born in lil ole Thibodaux, LA.
Growing up there, we had crawfish boils all the time. I mean, as soon as it was crawfish catching time, our neighbors would have us all over for the most epic boils. <drooling about those potatoes and corn in the boil right now>
A bunch of us food bloggers were treated to a new take on a traditional seafood boil as well as tons of other really yummy and approachable Texas Comfort Food at the newly opened TLC Austin at Lamar Union last weekend! #media
The space is family-friendly, large, full of TV’s, a gameroom, and a beer hall feel (they’ve got 30 beers on draught) and their cocktails are creative and spot on! Not to mention the food was ridiculously good and super fresh.
Need a place to watch the Super Bowl? TLC should be your spot!
We started with a tower of oysters and shrimp cocktail. Sorry y’all, I was unable to get a picture but these were SO GOOD and fresh! The shrimp cocktail was really really good and usually I steer clear of them and lean towards the fried stuff.
We were served tons of apps for the table:
Hushpuppies with crawfish etouffe dipping sauce!
Deviled Eggs with bbq yumminess on top!
Fried Okra – I liked them lengthwise!
Oysters Rockefeller – woah, I’d eat that spinach base ALL DAY!
Then the Main Courses started coming out and we got full real quick from all the absolutely delicious sandwiches and chicken fried steak!
They’re large and affordable (in my opinion):
The Enlightenment – all the veggies in this one and that bread is perfectly toasted!
Pork tasso with a pretty egg on top!
Fried Green Tomato BLT – SAY WHATTTTTTTT?!?!
DKR – roast beef sandwich – you must dip it into the tastiest au jus!
The hubs said this was his favorite Chicken Fried Steak ever! And those mashed potatoes and brussels were a really nice addition!
And last but not least, the boiled seafood with amazing cajun spices came out:
Snow Crab, King Crab, Shrimp and P.E.I. Mussels – and don’t forget about those potatoes, corn and BUTTER!
They have an entire portion of the menu dedicated to The Boil – pick your seafood, pick your spices and pick your sauce. I personally love Texas Heat and Cajun Spice and all the lemon garlic butter! But that’s just my cajun roots coming out 🙂
No meal is really complete (although you may not have room in your tummy for anything else), without some dessert. And in my world, CHOCOLATE!
Enter all the sweet treats:
Up top: Chocolate Brownie Middle: Fruit Cobbler Bottom: Texas Pecan Pie
All in all, this is quite the hang out for watching a game or two, nomming on some really delicious food and drinking a bev! The kids will love it too as there are indoor and outdoor games for them to enjoy while you get in some adult time!
Would love to dine at TLC with all of you soon!