1120 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
As I mentioned recently, I serve as Social Chair on the Austin Food Bloggers Alliance’s Board of Directors, where my main role is to organize monthly happy hours at local establishments. Our last host for our happy hour was The Highball. They really pulled out all the stops for us and we were floored by both their hospitality and menu! Located in the Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar, Highball is a bar, restaurant, event space, and karaoke venue. I spoke to their chef, Chef Jason Donoho, and he said though The Highball shares the same kitchen space as Alamo Drafthouse, they do not have the same menu. He wishes more people knew that not only can you come to Highball for their fun events, drinks, and karaoke, you can come just for dinner as well!
Bites not pictured but worthy of mentions:
- Herbed french fries, $6. I could not stop eating these fries.
- Roasted Poblano Dip, Lime, cotija cheese, cucumber, baby carrots, celery, red peppers, seeded crackers, baby romaine lettuce leaves, radish; $8. Thank you Highball for that day’s vegetable servings!
- The Frito Pie, Mickey’s beef & Shiner Bock chili, Fritos, cheddar cheese, cotija cheese, red onions, lime sour cream, scallions. Add a fried sunny egg or sliced avocado for $1.50 each; $7. Has a nice spicy kick!
- Baby heirloom tomatoes & Texas goat cheese; black eyed peas, cucumber, radish, fried
avocado (!), herbs; $9.
My favorites: The french fries, Frito Pie, Fancy Deviled Eggs, Dr. Pepper ribs, fried chicken that they brine in pickle juice, and banana pudding.
I know, I shouldn’t be allowed to have that many favorites but I couldn’t narrow it down any further! I now plan on going early to my next Alamo movie and grabbing some bites at The Highball before showtime.
Fancy Deviled Eggs; aioli, mustard caviar, spicy citrus salt, dill; $6
You put a bunch of food bloggers in a dark room and like moths, we’ll gravitate to the light. With each course, our passionate group of food writers and food photographers dutifully set up shop near the windows to take our photos. We food bloggers are a ridiculous bunch.
Antonelli’s cheese board; selection of three cheeses, smoked almonds, fig jam, seeded crackers, you can add Antonelli meats for an extra fee; $16
Fried Brussels Sprouts & Shishito Peppers; white BBQ dipping sauce with brown sugar candied bacon; $8
Fried Chicken 3.0; two boneless thighs, pickle juice-brined, black pepper & honey; $10.
Warm jalapeño cheddar cheese cornbread, $6
Dr. Pepper Pork Ribs, $12.
Banana Pudding; house-made vanilla bean & rum pudding, bananas, vanilla wafers, whipped cream; $6
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