Swift's Attic Gets Fried

Daily Austin food news

Thai-Kun gets happy, happy; Max's Wine Dive ponders what's in a name; and more local bites.

photo courtesy of Swift's Attic
Tune in to the Travel Channel this Saturday at 12:30pm to see Swift’s Attic chef Zack Northcutt’s Cow of Monte Cristo burger featured on Deep Fried America. The burger, undoubtedly inspired by the healthy fare found on “lighter” menus across America, layers a beef patty Taylor ham, smoked turkey, Comté and Cheddar cheese between sourdough toast and then dips the whole thing in Coca-Cola tempura batter and fries it up and serves it with raspberry preserves and fries. Want to cheat on your diet? Swift’s will be serving it as their Big Ass Burger on Monday, June 27.

Max’s Wine Dive is now Max’s Wine and Craft Cocktail Dive. Well, not officially, but they do have a full bar now with a good selection of local spirits. Happy hour cocktails and some drink specials will be added in the coming weeks, but for now enjoy classics like the French 75 or newfangled takes like the Effen Good Mule made with fresh jalapeño.

photo by John Anderson

Here’s this week’s long con. Today, start coughing and sniffling in front of your boss. Tomorrow, when she asks you if you are getting sick, claim it’s just allergies. On Wednesday night, stay out way too late so you really look terrible. Call in sick to work Friday and cap off your skip day with a visit to Thai-Kun Rock Rose’s new Happy Happy Time. The weekday 5-7pm happy hour features cocktail and beer specials and special prices on dishes like fried lamb meatball and pork satay.

Just ask any Ninja Turtle (although Michelangelo is inarguably the cutest): The only thing better than pizza is half-price pizza. So we consider it a kindness that aRoma is offering discounted Neapolitan pizza Sundays-Thursdays through the end of August. We might even come in costume.

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