October 22, 2010

Fancy Night Out

Marcus and I were invited to attend the 8th Annual Austin Food & Film Festival on Wednesday night. It was held downtown at the historic Driskill Hotel and included an auction, open bar, and some amazing food!
Here is a list of participating restaurants:
1886 Café & Bakery, Austin Cake Balls, The Belmont, The Boiling Pot, The Carillon, Carmelo’s Ristorante, Dragon Gate by Phoenix, Driskill Grill & Bar, Eddie V’s, Fonda San Miguel, Garrido’s, Judges’ Hill Restaurant & Bar, Maria Maria, Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill, Parkside, Passion Café, Polkadots Cupcake Factory, Ranch 616, Roaring Fork, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Siena Ristorante Toscano

They each brought one dish they are known for and had small servings for people. We walked around for 2 hours sampling food. There was a good deal of food I didn't try, but I am certain Marcus didn't turn one single plate down- he tried it all!

From the experience, I highly recommend having the green chile pork tacos at Roaring Fork, the Frito pie at Ranch 616, the tomato bisque at Judge's Hill and anything from Austin Cake Balls. It was all wonderful and we were so grateful to attend.

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