I returned last week to talk with Grady about their newly launched food menu. Breakfast, sandwiches, bar snacks, and charcuterie comprise the main categories of the menu. Local catering company, Dishalicious, heads up the food program, making most things from scratch and using local and organic produce when possible. For breakfast they offer Superfood Granola and pastries from Easy Tiger Bake Shop. There are four sandwiches on the menu--Rueben with Niman Ranch pastrami, Turkey that has been brined and roasted by hand, a Hops & Grain Alt-eration-braised Brisket and an old school 3 cheese Grilled Cheese. All sandwiches are made with bread from Sweetish Hill Bakery. Grady graciously allowed me to sample the charcuterie board with duck rillette, home made pickles, beer mustard, peach jam, cranberry-pepper chutney and crostini. The rillette, served in a small mason jar, was divine--tender, moist and decadent. All the condiments were great additions to the rillette.
I am really looking forward to an evening return trip to try the flip side of this coffee house--the beer. Currently there are 35 craft beers on tap, with 4 more to be added. They offer local beers like Live Oak, (512), Hops & Grain, Austin Beerworks, some that are seasonal and rare, as well as national brands. The enthusiasm the owners have for both coffee and beer is evident and catching. (Cathy)