Sway Is Silly Good

Sway Thai Restaurant

Son In Law: crispy farm egg, braised pork shoulder, thick soy, chili vinegar. (Silly Good.)

Sway Thai Restaurant

jasmine tea panna cotta : red grape, lychee, palm sugar, thai basil, shiso, crunchy amaranth, coconut-lychee sorbet. (Silly Good.)

Sway Thai Restaurant

P.E.I. oysters : mega chef nahm jim. (Horrifically Good.)

Sway Thai Restaurant

Every kitchen needs a window. Sit at the kitchen bar to keep track of your order and the weather outside.

Sway Thai Restaurant

Miso-white Chocolate Semifreddo : sesame, crispy rice, coconut sticky rice, mango-calamansi sorbet. (Silly Good.) Sway should do a multi course dinner just of their desserts.

I’m adding Sway to my short list of the best eats in Austin. Rene Ortiz and Laura Sawicki should be proud. La Condessa was a hell of an achievement, but Sway is even more exciting.
Sway : it’s on South First and they have parking!

 

When Someone in the Kitchen Gives a Crap

Freak’n Brilliant. I am so glad this place is in my hood. You can tell that someone in the kitchen cares (and actually knows how to cook).

The menu doesn’t over reach, which is nice for a change. Grilled Cheese with Tomato Soup, done right (and there are, actually, a bunch of ways to screw this up). Sarah keeps it simple and uses great ingredients. Crusty local bread with quality cheese. And she warms the plate, as she does with the french fry orders, so the last bits are almost as good as the first. Classy touch.

Seared Duck with Glazed Cipollini Onions and Carrots, Gnocchi. Menu items like this frighten me. Usually it boils down to which tasted more like a rubber band, the gnocchi or the duck. Not so here, this was great. Even the damn onions and carrots were cooked properly. They are usually an afterthought at most places.

épicerie : 2307 hancock drive austin, texas 78756 (across from Fonda San Miguel)

Bola Pizza Restaurant Space?

Bola Pizza fishing around for brick-and-mortar space? Could this be it? Your neighborhood?

UPDATE: Austin Restaurant Week Lives On

UPDATE: Same great taste, just different dates. April 10-13, April 17-20

Don’t count it out. Austin Restaurant Week may have lost Rare as a sponsor, but it’s still kicking. And, I’m glad. A few years back, I was dragged into Jeffrey’s for their ARW offerings and it totally changed my mind what they were about.

Check out the list and go try a new place or revisit an old one. Who knows what you could find? Hell, they even have an iPhone App!

Paggi House, Jeffrey’s, Green Pastures, Fabi and Rosi, Aquarelle, Uchiko, Perry’s and Parkside alongside and new additions such as Haddigton’s, Trace at The W and more. Austin Restaurant Week

Check out our Event Calendar for more offerings.

Pizza Night at SWOOP House

Pizza Night at the SWOOP House with Bola Pizza. Good times, perfect weather, great location.

Building the Godfather: Pecan Smoked Mozzarella, Kocurek Family Charcuterie Hot Italian Sausage and Caramelized Onions.

Thanks to Boots in the Oven for taking these great snaps.

Frank Update

Frank’s got breakfast. Frank’s got coffee. Frank’s got a late night menu. I don’t believe me either. Take a look.

They have a drink that is red, I believe tomato based, with alcohol and bacon. You can re-read that, it’s correct. It’s possible that the pig gave it’s life up for the drink. Just keeled over in it.

Frank : 407 Colorado Street Austin, TX : (512) 494-6916 (Hours aren’t very complicated, see below :/)
Monday – Friday: 7am – 2am, Saturday: 8am – 2am, Sunday Brunch: 11am – 3pm, Sunday Dinner: 5pm – 10pm, Breakfast 8am – 11am Mon. – Sat., Full menu 11am – 10pm Mon. – Sat., Late night menu starts at 10pm (unless it’s a lunar eclipse on a Tuesday).