**This is a Mini Review while working in Austin, TX this summer**
Cuisine: Southern Home Cookin’
6416 North Lamar – Austin, Texas 78752 – (512) 451-5440
301 West Riverside Drive – Austin, Texas 78704 – (512) 472-9304
Links: Threadgills Website
Atmosphere: It was recommended by many people in Austin that I should check out Threadgill’s, one of the oldest and most well-known restaurants in Austin. The inside of the restaurant wasn’t anything spectacular (although this neon star in the ceiling was pretty cool) but they do offer Live Music just about every night of the week.
What we ordered: My companion and I started with the complimentary rolls, which were freshly baked and served hot out of the oven. The roll (pictured left) was similar in taste to a pop-over, but was much more dense on the inside. The corn muffin was also pretty good.
There were many interesting options on the menu and I ended up ordering the Pecan Crusted Chicken with Roasted Pecan Cream Sauce. It came with my choice of two sides, and I selected mashed potatoes and collared greens. Unfortunately, I am afraid I ordered the wrong thing at Threadgill’s! The chicken breast was butterflied and then coated with a pecan mix and then pan-seared. The chicken was tender and moist, but it just didn’t have enough seasoning for me. It was served atop a tiny amount of the roasted pecan cream sauce, which was also on the boring side. The mashed potatoes certainly didn’t make my meal any more interesting. I should have known better than to order something so mild for my palate since this is by nature a mild meal and I am a spicy-hot kind of girl. Good thing for hot sauce on the tables for me to spice it up!!
My companion ordered the Liver and Onions, which came with two sides of choice; yellow squash and scalloped potatoes. It looked delicious, just like steak!! I had NEVER had liver before but my companion grew up eating it and offered me a bite. Please note that I am very open to trying new foods, I will try just about anything once, but I must confess that my very first bite of liver is also going to be my last! That is the most diplomatic way I can say what I thought of the taste. My companion enjoyed it though!