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Three meals in two weeks at Blackbird and Henry on Guadalupe


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Three meals in two weeks at Blackbird and Henry on Guadalupe

slowcoooked | Apr 20, 2014 02:42 PM

Two lunches and an Easter brunch have left me smiling each time. First, I got the fish n chips and subbed a side salad of baby greens dressed with a nice mustard vinaigrette for the fries. My buddy got the same with fries. First, the fish was a fresh gulf redfish, well fried with a nice crispy beer batter that kept the meat hot without being noticeably oily. The fries are triple cooked and could possibly be the best and certainly the crispiest fries in Austin - they come with a garlicky aioli and a house made ketchup redolent with allspice. Next time our great waiter (service here has been A++) Derek recommended I try the chicken schnitzel. Very good, light breading, light for a fried dish, and a nice picatta-esque lemon / caper sauce. Today, Easter brunch was a very tasty duck hash, 63 degree eggs (very interesting indeed and great), root veggies (parsnips, carrots), and a zippy / tangy hollandaise. My wife got the chicken veloute over biscuits. It was like a really fantastic and homey chicken and milk / butter gravy over fluffy biscuits. perfect. My duck hash was great - but I liked hers even more. We also snagged 4 cadillac oysters (maine) and were both in agreement - their house made cocktail sauce is the best we've ever had. Three for three, nothing but net !!! Today Brittany helped us out and kept us stocked perfectly without being overbearing. She also let us sample the waldorf salad with roasted chicken. next time for sure. This is a Great new addition to the northern drag food scene near UT. The folks in Marble Falls can't be happy this chef moved his digs to Austin. half off oysters sunday evenings after 5, puts them at around $ 1.67 a piece. so far just upper east coast varieties. PBR on the menu is cutely "Market Price". Smart interior too.

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