Ranch-to-Table Dining at Contigo

11.03.2015 by: Katie Habig
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Contigo has been one of my favorite spots in Austin since opening a few years ago. The ranch-to-table restaurant serves delicious food and drink in a comfortable atmosphere.  The covered bar and dining area is open on almost all sides to the expansive patio and the twinkling lighted patio creates a sense of eating at your own ranch with close friends and family.  

Outdoor Dining Area (Photo via Contigo's website)

The bar menu includes beer, wine, seasonal cocktails and shareable appetizers. The Moscow Mueller, named after the neighborhood Contigo calls home, is a year round staple. The light and crisp drink is my go-to cocktail. Other drinks that are sure to please are the Bee Keeper, made with honey, lemon and bitters and the French Standard, made with gin, elderflower, lemon and grapefruit bitters.

The Moscow Mueller

To go with our cocktails, we started with the White Bean Dip made with duck fat and parsley and served warm with crostinis. Charcuterie is always a great way to begin a meal and at Contigo they have six boards to choose from. We went with the Soppressata, served with radish, salt, and parmesan cheese. 

The Soppressata Charcuterie Board

Ou entree choices included the Cheeseburger and Fries served on their house-made challah bun and The Daily Fresh Sausage (Maple Sausage on our visit) nestled in a baguette with dijon and onions. As the weather gets cooler, we plan to go back and try some of the heartier offerings like Rabbit and Dumplings and Roasted Chicken. We did not save room for dessert this visit, but they do offer seasonal sweets such as Ice Cream Sandwiches and Blondies.

The Burger & Fries 

The Daily Sausage & Fries 

The snack menu at the bar is served all day, but has lower prices during happy hour (Monday-Thursday 5-7). On Thursdays happy hour even features $1 fried chicken - served until it’s gone. If you can't make it out for happy hour or dinner, they have a great brunch on Sundays from 10am to 2pm and is a wonderful way to enjoy the sunshine, scones and cinnamon rolls!

{Contigo's Official Website}

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