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Whip on Over to the Whip In for a Bite and a Brew

02.05.2015 by: Kerri Ratcliffe
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Who knew that a part convenient store, part brewery and part Indian fusion restaurant found on the side of the highway could be so delightful? As a first timer this past weekend at Whip In, I quickly came to regret how long it took me to try it out! From the outside, Whip In looks a little confusing. Located in East Austin, it has an entrance off of I-35 and another from the patio. It’s hard to tell whether you should go there to pick up a bottle of wine or to eat a delicious ethnic meal. The good news is – you can do both!

Shop for your favorite wines and local beers while waiting for your food

We went on a sunny Sunday for brunch and a beer. We walked into the convenience store area and perused the copious amount of craft brews before ordering at the bar. The great news, all of the food on the menu sounded fantastic. The not so great news, they only serve brunch until 3PM on Saturdays and Sundays, so I was unable to try the Dhaba Bowls that I had heard so much about.


The dimly lit indoor dining space at Whip In makes your forget that you're in Texas

Our table ordered the Biscuits & Gravy, Mumbai Migas, West Indian French Toast and the Breakfast Naan. The standout amongst all of these items would have to be the Mumbai Migas. The cilantro chutney eggs and spiced basmati rice mixed together was so tasty. The West Indian French Toast was also a hit. The house-baked bread is dipped in a chai-spiced custard and drizzled with an orange-date-bourbon sauce. Yum! Another must-try is the award winning house brewed Bitterama beer.


The perfectly proportioned Mumbai Migas

The West Indian French Toast was a perfect brunch dessert

Whip In hosts live music almost every night both on the patio and in the dining space and their lineup can be found on their website. I’m looking forward to warmer temperatures so that I can spend some more time out on the Whip In patio!


 The outdoor patio stage where you can catch local acts almost every night 
Whip In Official Website

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