20 Bones off Dinner at Uchi
I’ve been blessed with some GOOD meals during SXSW and want to offer others the opportunity to enjoy one of Austin’s best eating experiences with a $20 gift card to Uchi.Skip down to the comments section and tell me what your favorite eating experience has been in Austin during SXSW along with your twitter handle. I’ll choose the best comments and get in touch with you to pass on the card (good today and tomorrow).
Tasty Touring’s SXSWi’s snacking slideshow:
Last night, Adam and I went to Uchi at around 7 p.m. I was given a stack of $20 gift cards to the restaurant and we wanted to try to go there and spend no more than the value of the card on our entire meal. We ordered:
The shag roll (normally $14 but $7 during SXSW), norwegian mackerel with japanese pear and cilantro ($5), and peanut butter semifreddo with an apple-miso sorbet ($8). The atmosphere was beautiful, the service wonderful (hot towels before the meal anyone?), and Chef Cole’s creations were delicious.
Total with tax and tip: $8.
You might be asking yourself — is that enough food for two people? My answer to that question is: Not quite. However, there was an hour wait at Uchi so instead of spending $11 on a glass of wine while waiting, we hopped into the car and drove over to the new Mighty Cone trailer on S. Congress to see if it was as delicious as it was at SXSW.
The cone was the same that I remembered — crunchy and vinegary and creamy — the perfect eat ‘n stroll boardwalk/concert-type food.
Total with tax and tip jar: $12
Other yummy food I’ve been enjoying at SXSW includes Eggs Benedict with bacon at Taverna (enjoyed for brunch with a mimosa and a bellini for only $1 each!) followed by two scoops of gelato with espresso at Paciugo for less than $3.
I also met other SXSW-goers for lunch at Jo’s on Second where I scarfed down fresh cut french fries, a chicken burger, and iced tea with lime. My companions enjoyed Dr Pepper (a Texas brand), and Sweet Leaf Tea (based in Austin).
The final delicious meal happened with The Soup Peddler at Woodland. I enjoyed a chicken sandwich with swiss cheese and bacon on the most wonderful freshly baked egg bun along with huge, bready and delicious onion rings. David scarfed down beautifully friend fish and chips — why is fried food so amazing when dipped in vinegar?Tags: adam, brunch, gelato, jo's, Mighty Cone, Paciugo, south congress, sushi, SXSW, Taverna, twitter, Tyson Cole, uchi, Woodland