Saturday, May 17, 2014

Red's Porch

Back in Austin we hurriedly checked into our hotel.  We made our way over to pick up Abby Gail, who has lived in the area for 11 years, and knows where to go for our evening out.  This night she chose to take us to Reds Porch for dinner.  Parking was packed so we ended up in the overflow lot next door, which was no problem.  We placed the car, ambled over and immediately ordered a round of margarita's. Among the corn hole, washer and horseshoe games, we found a deserted picnic table to sit while we lingered.  Upon arrival, there was a wait for the roof top seating, which of course was where we wanted to be.  After a short period, our buzzer goes off.  We take giant stairs that lead to the top with a great view of the greenbelt and the setting sun.  Getting seated, you could tell this was the place to be.  Everyone was having a festive time with lots of loud laughter.  We began our meal with chips,  guacamole and Red's fire roasted salsa.  This being so good, we ordered round two.  Satisfied, we then placed our order for dinner.  Abby Gail ordered the Tortilla Crusted Shrimp Taco's, Stone the South Austin Shrimp Po-Boy, while I had the Cobb Salad with grilled Salmon.  The food was just as good as the atmosphere, which was fantastic.  Reds Porch had a funky atmosphere, great vibe and fantastic view from the roof.  To top all of that, the food was great.  Content with full stomachs we strolled back to the car and headed downtown.

REDS PORCH, MARGARITA'S
Abby Gail and our Margarita's


REDS PORCH, AUSTIN TEXAS
Abby Gail and Stone

REDS PORCH, SOUTH AUSTIN SHRIMP PO-BOY, AUSTIN TEXAS
Stone's South Austin Shrimp Po-Boy

REDS PORCH, AUSTIN TEXAS, TORTILLA CRUSTED SHRIMP TACO
Abby Gail's Tortilla Crusted Shrimp Taco's

REDS PORCH, AUSTIN TEXAS, COVV SALAD, GRILLED SALMON
My Cobb Salad with Grilled Salmon.



Needing to walk after our dinner, we headed to Rainey Street.  Little bungalows converted into restaurants and bars along with food trailers lined this street.  It was lively, crowded and great for people watching.  We stopped off at Craft Pride, a Texas crafted beer bar. There was an entire wall of beer selections to meet your every taste.  Stone and Abby Gail ordered a round, took them to the outside seating, where the atmosphere was lively and the beer was rich and cold.   I know this sounds crazy but I had never tasted beer. I just could never get myself to try it.  So this was a first.
CRAFT PRIDE, AUSTIN TEXAS, RAINY STREET, BEER
My first beer.


Time for dessert . We make out way to the food trailer, Little Lucy's mini donuts.  We had 10 minis dusted in cinnamon sugar and topped with caramel sauce.  These where so good, hot, and straight from the fryer.  I could have eaten more than my share, but managed to control myself.  The evening complete, we stroll back to the car and call it a night.
AUSTIN TEXAS, LITTLE LUCY'S MINI DONUTS, RAINY STREET, FOOD TRUCK
Little Lucy's mini donuts.



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What is your favorite, the roof top seating or downstairs inside?