Friday, July 1, 2011

Bess' Bistro - Austin, Texas

Believe me when I say I am not into movies stars
and such... even though I thoroughly enjoy bling and some pizzazz! However, the
next time you are in Austin, Texas dine at Bess's Bistro for a fine lunch.
This belongs to Sandra Bullock who now calls
Austin her hometown!

Today my aunt and I enjoyed a fabulous
lunch at Bess' which is located on the famous
"6th Street".

It's not a particularly large place, however, it's
just right for a cozy, fine dining. This picture
shows a third of the restaurant.

I ordered a spinach salad with goat cheese that
was topped with an egg cooked with a Panko crust.
I am definitely going to see if I can duplicate this!!

My aunt enjoyed crepes filled with spinach, chicken
and cheese. She said is was excellent!

We had heard the fried potatoes were "to die for",
so of course we had to have some.
Oh-yes.... a wonderful Southwest seasoning was sprinkled over them. (Lip-smacking good!)

Oh my these fried green tomatoes in a creamy chipotle sauce
and topped with fresh, fresh mild-tasting arugula
was out of this world.

I would go back and order this meal all over again!

Pop on over to Designs by Gollum
for Foodie Friday.
You'll see some mouth-watering treats for sure!


Deb said...

sounds like a nice place...I love her...

AshTreeCottage said...

What a delicious lunch you enjoyed! Have a safe and happy 4th!

Susan and Bentley

Rita said...

The food on here looks sooooooo appetizing! It looks like a delicious place to eat. I love to watch her act. Have a good weekend!

A Kitchen Witch said...

I lived in Austin for a few years and thoroughly enjoyed every second of it. I never made it into Bess, but the hotel concierge at the place I worked recommended it to our guests often. If you go back sometime soon and if you have not already tried it, hit up Freddie's on St. Mary Street, west of Congress. It's a great place for all types of burgers (and other food) that's funky fun and good. It's also a great place to sit out under the great Oaks and enjoy live music.

Thanks for stopping by and following my page. I enjoyed looking through your,too! We Texas gals gotta stick together ; )

Theresa said...

Oh my goodness what a delicious meal! If I am ever in that neck of the woods, I am eating there:) Have a blessed day, been missing you! HUGS!

Stacey said...

That all looks so delicious! I'd love to know how the coat an egg with panko and fry it. Yum!!

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Oh looks and sounds wonderful..and Sandra Bullock has always been one of my favorite people :-)

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Thanks for the review your lunches looked wonderful and unique which I love.

Babs said...

The dishes look so delicious and so different from what you normally see in restaurants.. or at least the restuarants I visit.
The salad with the panko crusted egg sounds interesting. Did you figure out how they made it?
Thanks for sharing your lunch,:)

The Fajdich Times said...

I have always been of fan of Sandra!!!!! Looks like a delicious lunch.....nice place:)

Rettabug said...

Hi Karen!

I haven't visited you in a long time. *blush* Sorry about that!

Now how the heck did they get that egg INSIDE the Panko crust??? Please let me know if you figure it out?

I just sent a link to your blog to a friend who lives in/near Austin. I'll be interested to find out if she's been to Bess' Bistro.

DH just brought in 2 green tomatoes that fell off the vine when he was tying it up. Guess what we're having for supper?


Sarah said...

Karen, I've not eaten at Bess, but will give it a try. It all looks delicious. Do you get to Austin often? ~ Sarah

Elzie said...

It sure sounded nice. After the movie, I've always wanted to taste green tomatoes, lol.
Hope you are doing ok.
Love Elzie

Frog Hollow Farm Girl said...

Sending a sweet hello from Frog Hollow Farm! Thanks for stopping by my posts about our recent trip to Ireland. It was a fantastic trip, and the first time we had been in that country. Your description of Sandra Bullock's restaurant in Austin - I'm hearing that Austin is being rated very highly as a great place to live. Hope all is well,
Ciao, bella! xxoo

heartnsoulcooking said...

THANK YOU!!! for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment.
What a YUMMY!!! post and everything looks so good!!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love Austin and when we visit there next time, I'll remember this place! Sounds good! ♥

Rug Cleaning Santa Monica said...

I love salads topped with fried goat cheese... that looks so delicious!