Best Ceasar Salad in Austin?
I did a search and it turned up surprisingly nothing on where to find the best Ceasar Salad in Austin. Where have you had some memorable Ceasar's before in and around the Austin area?
bait and switch on HH apps? do tell.
i used to love their HH food (their drinks suck), but haven't been in ages.
that being said, south congress cafe and z'tejas usually have a reliable and slightly south westerny take on a caesar.
z'tejas has house-made fry bed croutons.
scc has gorgonzola grit croutons, almost like a polenta.
both places make their own dressings.
At first, they offered quite of few of their apps @ 1/2 price for happy hour. Hubs and I would get a salad and split it, then each get an app. Drinks were never cheap there, but were made well and the place is close to the house. They began taking things off the happy hour menu and before long it felt like you were in the carnival prize scene of "The Jerk". The last time we went, our fairly expensive happy hour (usually about 35ish dollars) was up to $60+. At that point we decided it wasn't so "happy" anymore and haven't been back. It's a pity, because we'd go at least a couple of times a month.
that's exactly why i liked it--
we would get a big thing of oysters and some apps and keep it under $40.
after the first few drinks filled with ice and barely any booze, we started skipping that part.
we were going to the arboretum one; not sure if you were, either.
i have not been yet, but my co-worker raves about the HH at roaring forks, which is owned by the same people.
aaaaand, to stay on topic: years ago, manuel's had a tasty caesar, but their menu doesn't know it now.