Tuesday, July 7th

Sala & Betty

I’ve been holding onto these Sala & Betty photos for a rainy day. It was a while ago that Craft Taste and I met Foodie is the New Forty and her hubby for dinner—the soft opening, actually—but the memory is fond and I wanted to share.

Sala & Betty, Austin, Texas

The space is comfortable with modern industrial touches and cozy seating, a dog-friendly patio, and a bar. Oh, and there’s a drive-thru that serves quick food but not the kind of “fast food” you’re thinking of…unless fast food to you is organic home cooking. So there’s a lot going on in this little place.

They perfected the ready-to-go food during the soft opening, so that is what we tried. I need to make return visits to try the lunch and dinner menus, but on this day we all really loved what is now the drive-thru menu.

Mister T sandwich at Austin, Texas

It was hard to choose a sandwich, but we settled on the Mister T with its Wagyu Smoked Sirloin, avocado aioli, fries and bleu cheese sauce. The perfectly balanced flavors are topped with lots of fresh greens and housed in crusty bread. This was a really good sandwich and worth the trip alone.

Ready to go menu at Sala and Betty, Austin, Texas

We also shared a few more dishes, pictured above. Meats are available a la carte so we tried the Beef Sirloin which was tender and juicy, and the Pork Shoulder which was the favorite dish of the evening. Expertly seasoned and so succulent, we happily devoured the plate. For sides we had fresh garlic green beans and what is perhaps the most talked-about menu item, the fries. In fact, we ordered a second plate because we couldn’t get enough of their perfectly cooked, salty crunch.

Bake at home chocolate souffle at Sala and Betty, Austin Texas

For dessert, we couldn’t resist the Bake-at-Home Chocolate Soufflé. Of course, we didn’t have to bake it ourselves at the restaurant, so it was served warm and gooey. There’s nothing like a decadent chocolate dessert to cap off a meal. Except maybe a creme brûlée. Sala & Betty offers a Brûlée of the Day and on this day it was a black tea flavor which was shockingly good and the perfect size to share.

Brulee of the Day at Sala and Bess, Austin, Texas

Where’s the last place you had a fun dinner with friends? Have you been to Sala & Betty?

Sala & Betty

5201 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78751

M-Th 10:30am-9pm, F-Sat 10:30am-10pm

3 Responses

  1. Emily says:

    I haven’t tried Sala & Betty yet, despite it being VERY close to our house! That sandwich looks ridic. Time to go check out that dog-friendly patio.

  2. Optimista says:

    That was such a fun evening. And that reminds me, that drive-through menu might be just the thing for when we’re bringing dinner to some parents-to-be we know! 🙂

  3. Anita says:

    Cool post, Kristin! I went a few months ago for dinner and enjoyed it. I would recommend the mushroom balls, quail, and fried chicken and biscuits. I haven’t tried their drive-thru but I bet it would be a better alternative to other fast food!

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