The first of my travels took me to Austin, TX, a foodie lovers dream. I cannot wait for more visits and food adventuring. For this trip I tried Red’s Porch off S. Lamar Blvd. I would give it five thumbs up if I could. Such great food and a rockin’ atmosphere. It’s tucked away in the back of the property and on a happening night I can imagine parking being difficult, however, totally worth it.
Although I try to eat healthy most of the time, I do allow myself cheat meals throughout the week so I never feel completely deprived of truly good food. For dinner I had the chicken fried chicken sandwich with a side of potato salad. Hands down this was one of the best chicken fried chicken sandwiches I have ever had. The sauce, Red’s bacon gravy (yes, BACON gravy) paired really well with the fried chicken. The fried chicken itself had the perfect batter-to-chicken ratio…and if you’re a chicken fried anything connoisseur like me you know just how important that ratio is. The potato salad had a little bit of a kick and it was delish as well.
But I couldn’t stop at just dinner. No, no. Dinner would not be complete without dessert and Red’s Fried Snickers was just what I wanted. I couldn’t describe any better than on the menu:
That’s right, funnel cake battered & fried w/ powdered sugar & chocolate sauce - you’ll be back…
And, I’ll be back. I’ve never had a fried snickers in my entire life and I will have one again. The funnel cake batter was soft and fluffy. The combination of melty chocolate and caramel made pure dessert heaven. Just make sure to eat it all warm to get the desserts full effect.
You should definitely put Red’s Porch on your foodie adventure bucket list. You really can’t go wrong with a place that’s “half cajun, half tex-mex, half southern”.