Well the Tin Man and his entourage were on the search for a new Foodie Venue to indulge in culinary delights..
We had heard of a new restaurant in Austin, Texas, that was getting rave reviews and much chatter….we ventured off
The food at Sawyer & Co. has been designed by Stephen Shallcross and consulting chef Happy Abdelbaki, longtime friends from Baton Rouge.
The flavors and dishes of New Orleans resonate in the menu choices: biscuits and pancakes with Steen’s Cane Syrup; jambalaya, gumbo, red beans and rice made with Manda’s sausage from Baton Rouge; and a po’boy bread from John Gendusa Bakery in New Orleans’ Gentilly neighborhood.
Breakfast offerings include a rotating selection of omelets and eggs including a cheeseburger omelet and scrambled eggs with crawfish! – plus grits, Brabant potatoes, biscuits, pancakes, praline bacon, breakfast sandwiches, and tacos.
Lunch and dinner feature a daily blue plate special such as red beans and rice with cornbread, gumbo, jambalaya, roast beef with gravy and mashed potatoes – for the love of YUM
The Venue is quite something in and of itself………….a 50s Diner that could be owned by the Jetsons themselves!
We fell in love with the place immediately……
Check out the great booths and dining stools…
We knew we were onto something the moment we walked in …check out the light fixtures and walls…
and the clock……….so cool……
We took a quick peek onto the Patio and it was just as incredible as the interior
Astro Turf and such a fantastic environment…
To begin we had the most delightful Gumbo….rich dark and bursting with flavor….
……..did you notice the pork belly…….you bet…..delicious…
then, of course, the seafood platter……..
We finished with Key Lime Pie…..which we shared so no photo was taken because I had to fight for my bite!!!
If you are ever in Austin, Texas, check out this great food. A bit of New Orleans Flavor with Texas Hospitality
By the time we left patrons were standing all around outside waiting for their turn at a table.
The Tin Man approves