The interior continues that theme with chaotic decor that reminds me of the late Lynn’s Paradise Cafe, in a smaller space with more art on the walls.
The piece de resistance is the brightly painted pterodactyl wearing a top hat.
My migas came out looking pretty, but these were my least favorite migas of the trip. The tortillas in the migas were very soft and provided no textural contrast, and the mushrooms and jalapeños didn’t add much to the dish.
Lori’s strawberry pancakes came out big and thick, but only of good-but-not-special quality.
We went to the airport and successfully left Austin. Some trip reports might not consider such things noteworthy.
In the Dallas airport, we saw a Salt Lick food stand. We had passed up eating at Salt Lick while we were in Austin, but Chris had texted us that they had eaten at Salt Lick in the Austin airport. he had said that it was of the same quality as Dickey’s, which is damning with faint parse. But almost all airport food is mediocre, and I like barbecue, so mediocre airport barbecue is as appealing as any other restaurant option. And eating there would let me add another place to my list of Roadfood restaurants, albeit with a very big asterisk. So we had lunch at Salt Lick.
It was bad. It was much worse than I expect Dickey’s to be. (Though in fairness, we ate at Dickey’s in DFW in July, and that was bad too.) Both meats came in a sandwich that was so sodden with sauce that it could not be eaten neatly. The sausage was bland and the brisket was gristly. We had hoped to it would be one last farewell to Texas, but instead it was just a reminder of the pleasures of returning home.
After four and a half months, my Austin trip report is over. I probably won’t write another report until we return from our next trip in October.
Hits of the trip:
Collin Creek Bakery
The Broken Spoke
Micklethwait Craft Meats
Royer’s Round Top Cafe
The Austin Lounge Lizards at the Bugle Boy
The banana pudding at the Driskill Hotel
Texas Pie Company
Louie Mueller Barbecue
Amy’s Ice Cream
Plus a special extra raspberry for American Airlines.