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Disappointed in Moonshine brunch


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Disappointed in Moonshine brunch

hnewburn | May 3, 2009 06:36 PM

When we venture into Austin for brunch, it's usually Dim Sum at Chinatown (which I highly recommend). We used to do Fonda San Miguel, but the price is high and quality don't seem to be what it used to be.

So we looked at Lambert's, Uncle Billy's, Threadgills and Moonshine before deciding on Moonshine.

The good news is service was friendly and prompt. The chafing dishes are half-size so things are generally hot and fresh. However, the flavors and quality are just not there.

Highlights were the Sweet Potaoto Casserole, Turkey Croissant and Cinnamon Sticky Bun. The green egg scramble was actually very tasty. I need to get some pest in my eggs. The fried chicken tenders were perfectly crispy on the outside and moist on the inside. My wife enjoyed the turkey croissant.

The mini-biscuits are nice, but the Chipotle cream gravy was flavorless. The corned beef has, King Ranch casserole, omelette, and most disappointingly, the migas, were basically flavorless. Goops of cheese didn't do much to save the soggy interior. The sausage was chewy and dry. The deviled eggs had very hard whites and almost liquid deviled yolks. The white chocolate bread pudding was gorgeous looking and airy, but the flavor had no depth, tsting more like soggy sweet bread with a bit of white chocolate, rather than the wonderful custard texture and taste that the dish could have been.

2 adults and a child with ice teas was $56 with tip. So next time it's back to Chinatown, Threadgills or Lamberts. Other suggestion welcome.

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