Green Pastures. Restaurant Week. If you follow Austin blogs, you already know that this combination was pretty popular last month - I'll throw in a partial list of other local bloggers that tried the place out at the end of my post, if you want other perspectives.
Why was it so popular? Well, the most important thing to know about ARW (as we bloggerati :kof kof: called it) is that participating restaurants could choose to serve either a $25 or a $35 3-course prix fixe menu. As I'm sure you can imagine, $25 menus are hard to come by in the fancier places, and Green Pastures is one of a few serving the less expensive option. Plus, the place has peacocks! But it was too dark while we were there for us to appreciate that.
Green Pastures is in a home built in 1895 on land just south of town. It's since been swallowed up by the city, but still manages to be a beautiful little oasis. It's been a restaurant since 1946. Logan and I met our friends Andy and Jackson there for some tastiness and catchup conversation.
We were totally impressed with their warmed, soft, sweet bread rolls. Such a nice start, with good butter!