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What I Ate: July 18, 2009 (Victory Grill)

Posted 19 July, 2009 at 12:39am by Michael Chu
(Filed under: Food, What I Ate)

Lunch: I prepped some leftovers for lunch - broccoli, chicken strips, and made crostinis out of some bread.
Chicken Strips, Broccoli, Crostini

Dinner: We headed out with the intention of trying Nubian Queen Lola's (who is supposed to make the best fried chicken in Austin), but her place was closed (again - we had last been there over Christmas and she was on vacation). Talking to the barbershop next door, they said she left a little while before we showed up. We'll have to try again later. We went to the Victory Grill (1104 E 11th St, Austin, TX‎ - (512) 472-3700‎) nearby for our Southern food fix.
Victory Grill

I ordered the oxtail with green beans and onion rings. The oxtail was excellent - just falling apart and flavorful - served in a bowl of braising liquid that was filled with flavor (and potatoes, broccoli, tomato, and beefy goodness).
Victory Grill - Oxtail with Green Beans and Onion Rings

Tina had the gumbo with rice and beans. The gumbo was a little thinner than I usually like it, but the flavor was full and rich. We definitely like this place.
Victory Grill - Gumbo with Rice and Beans

2 comments to What I Ate: July 18, 2009 (Victory Grill)

Kristen Stacy, July 19th, 2009 at 6:44 am:

  • Hi there,

    I've been following your blog and thought you would be interested in our supper club event on August 4th. 5 courses with wine and drink pairings and it's taking place at the beautiful Allan House mansion downtown. For more information and the menu visit http://www.royalfig.com/supper-club. Hope to see you there! Thanks for the interesting blog posts! Keep 'em comin!

    Kristen Stacy
    Royal Fig Catering

Michael Chu, July 19th, 2009 at 1:02 pm:

  • We'll see you there!