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Food, Flights and Fun at St. Elmo and Soursop

02.21.2017 by: Leah McGarry
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Craft beer and good food seems to go hand in hand, and St. Elmo Brewing Company and Soursop have set the bar pretty high as a perfect match. Located in way South Austin in the St. Elmo neighborhood, the owners took what was once a scrap yard and an auto paint shop and turned it into a hip brewery with a lively patio. Soursop is the on-site food truck, dishing up Pan-Asian fare that is meant to pair with a day of drinking.

Recently opened St. Elmo might just be my new favorite kid-friendly drinking spot!

A perfect Austin patio for eating, drinking and playing (they even have games inside too!)

Don't miss the resident food truck serving up delicious Pan-Asian food.

The brewery itself has a rotating menu featuring fresh new beers. In the mood to try them all? You can purchase a flight of 5 beers for just $12. The beer menu features a helpful description of the flavors (even bubble gum!) so the flight is a perfect way to experience the most. We happened to love the Carl, a light Kolsh beer that they recommend for warm days, but I also enjoyed the lemony Shandy "Koufax." Just in case you're not a beer drinker, they also offer sodas, mineral water and pour-over coffee for just $4.

You'll always find new varieties on the beer menu, so consider trying a flight of 5 for $12

We loved the Carl, their famous Texas-weather Kolsch beer

And let's not forget the resident food truck, Soursop. Think bar food with an Asian spin. You'll find chicken wings made with Thai chilis, fish sauce, coconut vinegar, peanuts and mint. We opted for less messy snacks like the Shrimp Chips, with fire-roasted eggplant dip, comparable to hummus. The real star, though, was the Roti & Curry, Malaysian style flatbread with curry dipping sauce. It was similar to scallion pancakes you'd find at a Chinese restaurant but taken up a notch with curry dip. Unfortunately Soursop's take on poutine, the Pho-Tine, was sold out that day, but we can't wait to try the fries with pho gravy, cheese curds, hoisin and sriracha.

Shrimp Chips with Eggplant Dip

Roti and Curry, the most delicious bar snack I've ever had!

St. Elmo brewery has been open for a few months and much of its appeal is that it's a kid-friendly brewery. Say what?! You know how I feel about places where I can eat and drink while my son happily plays, so I waited for a perfectly sunny day to finally give it a try. The patio is full of dirt and mulch where kids can dig and play with sand toys and trucks provided by the brewery, even including their logo - genius! Why hasn't every restaurant in Austin figured this out?!

Toy trucks with the brewery's logo, doesn't get much cuter than that.

We loved the beers, food and atmosphere at St. Elmo and have already recommended it to many friends. We can't wait to go back to try new offerings from the brewery and more of the Soursop menu. 

{Official websites: St. Elmo Brewing Co, Soursop}

TAGS : South Austin , Soursop , St Elmo Brewing Company