Austin, TX Edition: Salty Sow

By Candace Nelson - 10:00 AM

The Salty SowAustin's Salty Sow is dedicated to "swine + wine + beer," and features mindfully sourced food and hand-crafted drinks.

The Salty SowThis gastropub had some fine ratings, so it was one of my first stops.

The Salty Sow

Salty Sow is an American Gastropub that serves contemporary farmhouse fare. Hand-crafted cocktails and entrees are served fresh daily, mindfully sourced from local farms and purveyors. 
Modern and unpretentious, Salty Sow's chef-driven menu delivers clean, farm-to-table eats in a rustic-contemporary setting, making it a trusted "neighborhood gem."
The Salty Sow
It's a cute, trendy place where you sort of walk into this curtain as you enter. It certainly sets a scene.

The Salty SowWe started with an appetizer - the Salty Sow Charcuterie & Cheese Board. It had all sorts of interesting sausages and cheeses.

The Salty SowIt was all quite good, but I especially liked the pate - very creamy.

The Salty SowWe also got a side of brussels sprouts, which came with golden raisins and pecorino cheese, and it was absolutely amazing. Show somebody who doesn't like brussels sprouts this dish, and you'll make a believer out of them. Crispy, sweet, savory. Everything all at once, and it was amazing.

The Salty SowFor my main entree, I went with the duck breast, which was just OK for me. The skin was fatty, and the meat itself was a bit rubbery and more gamey than I would've liked. I did enjoy the turnips, though, and the sauce was delightful. I just wasn't totally on board with the meat itself.

Overall, a cool vibe. Some neat things here, and that charcuterie board and brussels sprouts were winners.

Grade: B
Salty Sow Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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