Modern Market Soft Opening & Menu Sampling
One of the things with Westlake is, there are not 'that' many options to eat out, and especially when you live around there, you have pretty much exhausted your options fairly quickly. So imagine, my joy, as the foodie I am, when a restaurant opens up with reasonably priced fares, delicious preparations, casual but clean modern ambience, and above all - KIDS MENU ;) WooHoo!!
I normally wouldn't have ordered pizza with honey, but Michelle Hernandez of @sweetsweetaustin, and @bestfoodaustin recommended it, so we had that. It had the thickest pieces of pepperoni I ever say, and with the honey drizzle, oh yeah, it was delish alright.
Their menu is pretty innovatively designed, with a description of their standards of sourcing, humanely raised meats (there's a whole half a page on just 'pigs'!), local seasonal ingredients, which I thought was pretty clever. I ordered the flatiron salad, and the meat was cooked to perfection, so tender! I loved the way they had old potatoes seasoned just right. Went for the medium dressing (they had choices for light / medium / heavy /..)
I love this photo on top, as it makes it seem like we are sitting in a cafe on a street in Paris ;) I have no idea why - maybe that means a vacation is overdue <haha>
Quite a few options for local beer on tap (thirsty goat / Revolver etc) and even khombucha and chameleon cold brew, which is pretty awesome - on tap, y'all! I got the Revolver Blood & Honey, one my goto options for early evening beer-ing.
Overall quite a pleasant experience, and before we knew, Michelle and I were the last ones to leave the place! We surprisingly figured out we had a LOT of things in common from startup world to interests to having the same age kiddo. Lovely evening, and great conversation over high quality food.
Next time, gotta get the pork belly, chipotle chicken sandwich, ALL their salads off the menu one by one lol. Oh, btw - did you all check their website? Finally - there's a business that has photos attached to every item on their menu. Thank you Modern Market!!