Hey, remember me?
You know those friendships where you can live cross-country, be away from each other for a 1 year+ and the second you’re reunited, it’s as if no time has passed? Well, we’re going to be those kinds of friends and pretend no time has passed 😉
Now that I own 2 businesses, I’ve been asked if I am going to give up That Foodie Girl. The answer is a resounding NO WAY! I absolutely love getting to share recipes, products, healthy living tips and fun restaurants I’ve found wherever I am, and I hope that you enjoy reading it. Either way, I acknowledge the fact that I don’t blog regularly, but I still truly love this creative outlet and hope to connect with more of you as I am always on the lookout for the latest and greatest healthy snack, trendy new restaurant and fun new workout.
Speaking of workouts, I am exhausted from a week of workout “research” for StudioHop. We were pulling two-a-days and my body is happy to be on the couch now.
Ok, let’s get to the point. Alcomar in Austin, Texas. We went for Father’s Day (yep, that long ago) and I’ve been thinking about it ever since. It’s the freshest, most flavorful Peruvian seafood you’ll ever have…ok, so most of you have probably never had Peruvian seafood, but just go with it.
The decor and overall feel of the restaurant is beachy, trendy and fun. I LOVE the atmosphere–perfect for brunch (which is what we did), happy hour or a night out.
Their cocktail menu is fun and Latin-inspired–I opted for the Alcomar (how original of me). Dulce Vida reposado, damiana, grilled pineapple & lime with a Bolivian pink salt rim. So fancy. The husband got the HEMINGÜEY. Best name ever. And my mom and sister got watermelon mimosas. Mmmmm.
After scrolling through some Yelp/Instagram photos, I had an educated and well-researched appetizer order. This is serious business, you guys. This is the Cebiche Peruano– ahi tuna, ahi amarillo, ginger, corn nuts, sweet potatoes served with yucca chips. Thanks to all you people on Yelp/Instagram. This dish was super refreshing, all the flavors played quite nicely together and the textures were on point.
My main dish was some more ahi tuna, because you can’t get enough of that stuff! I definitely won #1 dish at our table of 6 🙂 This is their grilled tuna tostadas, off of their lunch menu (served from 11am-3pm). Grilled tuna, guacamole, arugula pickled onions, arbol oil and saffron rice. Anyone’s mouth watering?
The husband got the steak torta ahogada. Texas wagyu hanger steak, refried white beans, manchego cheese, pickled onions in a warm salsa. He gobbled it up, so I’d say he enjoyed it. …and I was too lazy to snap photos of the rest of the meals, but just RUN to Alcomar. It’s a refreshing change of pace and you will love it.
Now time for some reading, watching mindless TV and relaxing time. Who’s excited it’s the weekend?!