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What I Ate: September 6, 2009 (Nordstrom Cafe Bistro, The Salt Lick)

Posted 6 September, 2009 at 9:35pm by Michael Chu
(Filed under: Food, What I Ate)

Lunch: Went shopping at Nordstrom in Barton Creek Mall (2901 S Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX‎ - (512) 691-3500‎), so we had a nice lunch at the Cafe Bistro. We split a Bistro Club Sandwich (sliced chicken breast, organic baby greens, crisp bacon, roma tomato, avocado, french green beans with garlic aioli on toasted rustic bread) which was nice and flavorful - the bread, bacon, and avocado make the sandwich. The fries and Kalamata olive aioli served with the sandwich were excellent.
Nordstrom Cafe Bistro - Bistro Club Sandwich

We also split the Chicken Artichoke & Goat Cheese Salad (organic baby greens, roasted chicken breast, marinated artichoke hearts, goat cheese, zest chiles and garlic croutons with dijon balsamic vinaigrette). We enjoy the casual but classy food at Nordstrom Bistro Cafe and the Barton Creek location prepares their food just as well as the others we've been to.
Nordstrom Cafe Bistro - Chicken Artichoke & Goat Cheese Salad

Dinner: We returned to The Salt Lick for dinner with one of Tina's coworkers from Yahoo! who was in town for a visit. We had a full-rack baby back ribs (only available on Sundays) and a combo plate of moist brisket, spare ribs, and sausage.
The Salt Lick - Baby Back Ribs

The Salt Lick - Combination Plate

5 comments to What I Ate: September 6, 2009 (Nordstrom Cafe Bistro, The Salt Lick)

Foodster, September 7th, 2009 at 7:31 am:

  • Avocado on a sandwich is so amazing, my favorite is a turkey bacon avocado sandwich with a big side of french fries

Nate, September 8th, 2009 at 9:30 pm:

  • Is the brisket moist because of the sauce they poured over it? How were the sausages?

Michael Chu, September 9th, 2009 at 9:16 am:

  • It's supposed to be moist from the end that it's cut from… more fatty. I have to admit, when it came out - I thought the only difference was that it had sauce on top (I don't think the lean has sauce on it at The Salt Lick), but it had streaks of fat which gave more flavor and juiciness to the cut.

Erin, September 9th, 2009 at 12:53 pm:

  • You should definately try Chief's BBQ on 7811 S 1st St
    Austin, TX 7874. The briscket is moist, the sausage wraps are great, and the beans are to die for!! Plus, their sauce is not your typical Texas style sauce…a MUST!!

Nate, September 9th, 2009 at 9:34 pm:

  • There are normally two kinds of cuts from brisket: the point and the flat. The point is taller and fattier, the flat is shorter and leaner.

    I don't like it when my barbecue comes with sauce on top. Makes me think they're trying to hide some defect.