Friday, May 22, 2015

Blue Corn Harvest

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Upon heading up to the lake we came through Cedar Park around dinner time and decided to stop in at Blue Corn Harvest.

We ordered drinks from the bar while we waited for a table to be ready. The waitress also brought use some chips and salsa. The salsa was really good and had a nice chunky texture to it.

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Mojito $6.50. Could have used some more mint otherwise it was ok, I would probably order a different drink next time. 

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Chili con Queso with steak $5.99 (our signature queso, and organic ground ribeye with house pickeled jalapenos on the side) Really good and worth an order.

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Top Shelf Margarita $7.50 No complaints it was really good.

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They brought out some whipped butter and hot corn muffins which are to die for. We ate 3 baskets while we where there.

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Blue Crab Stuffed Chicken $14.99 (Grilled chicken breast, stuffed with crab meat, jack cheese and sweet roasted peppers with Cajun cream sauce, cheddar seared potato cake and farm fresh vegetables.) I really enjoyed this dish and also that the vegetables where juliened instead of the usual sliced coins. I just wish it was a little larger chicken breast instead of being a small thin one.

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Steak Enchiladas $12.99 (Seared beef tenderloin, carmelized onions and mixed cheese served with guacamole) D said it was good, but no better than any other restaurant he’s ever had.

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We probably won’t be back since there are many places in the area to pick from, but it’s worth checking out since they have a nice variety of dishes.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Dish Society

I had high hopes for the new restaurant Dish Society that opened their second location in Houston. They have a Kentucky Derby vibe and everything is farm to table. 

We started with a few appetizers to share crispy pork belly bites $8.50 (crispy texas pork belly, pecans, maple syrup, marjoram). The syrup was a nice touch and the pork belly had a lot of flavor, but I thought it was a little fatty and could have been cooked down a little more.

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We also ordered the fried Texas quail $13.50 [house favorite] (fried bandera, TX whole quail, seasoned cucumbers, jalapeno mint glaze, cilantro). While it was tasty I think the price is a little high for this when quail doesn’t have much meat to it.

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One person at the table ordered the brisket stuffed sweet potato $10 [ house favorite ] (baked sweet potato stuffed with texas grass fed brisket, green onions, cheddar, & house BBQ sauce with cabbage slaw). Worth every penny and stuffed to the max with meat.

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I ordered the shrimp and grits $15 [ house favorite ] (grilled gulf shrimp with smoked gouda bacon grits & Tabasco shallot butter) Holy Hell…when they say spicy Tabasco sauce they aren’t lying! It was almost too much heat to eat and I’m glad it was around the plate and not poured all over everything.

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Sad to say I probably won’t go back unless someone else in our group wants to try this place.