austin: uchi happy hour
Thanks to a tip from Danny’s brother, we visited Uchi in Austin, sampled a lot of Tyson Cole’s inventive food, and managed to come out with only a minor dent in the wallet. Uchi serves what they call a “Social Menu” every day between 5-6:30PM. Considering the cost of the regular menu, it’s a great deal but the prices end promptly at 6:30PM. Book a reservation (they’re on Open Table) and come out! We tried almost everything, and here’s how we ranked them, from least favorite to favorite.
The dishes with asterisks are the ones we highly recommend. The bacon steakie is just pork belly goodness. Susan’s favorite was the hama chili with the fish melting on your tongue and complemented well by the citrus elements and a bit of heat. Danny loved the machi cure because of the creativity and playfulness, although it was hard to eat everything in one bite. Each dish on their Social Menu range from $4 – $6, but keep in mind that you need to place your order by 6:30PM.