Travis and I have been known to consume a rotisserie chicken or two during busy weeks when cooking just isn’t in the cards. While Central Market and Whole Foods do a great job, I was happy to hear that popular N. Lamar drive through spot for wood-grilled chicken, Fresa’s, made it down south, setting up shop in the old Freddie’s on S. 1st street.
Bright white walls, colorful textiles, and modern accents make the restaurant an Instagramer’s dream.
The vast patio seating is perfect for cool Austin nights, and the playground, make it a great place to take kids (if you’re not into that, sit inside, like we did 😉 )
Perfect for a casual lunch or dinner, Fresa’s simple, flavorful menu will knock your socks off. In it you’ll find not only wood grilled entrees, but also a variety of sides and appetizers made from a healthy foodie’s dreams.
Travis and I started with the Chipotle Bacon Guacamole. Torn between it and the Green Apple version, we were so happy with our choice, which included not only bacon, but chorizo, adobo and queso fresco as well.
For mains Travis got the Power Bol, which featured Chicken Pastor, greens, roasted cauliflower, avocado, and sweet potatoes.
I got the #2: Yucatan Spice Chicken (so savory, HIGHLY recommend) and we shared several sides:
Crispy Brussels Sprouts
Cheesy Cauliflower (my favorite!)
I can’t wait to try the Grilled Kale or Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Poblano Ranch next time I go – so many good options that were all very me! Love when my healthy and foodie worlds combine 🙂
To finish, I went for dessert, of course, and opted for the Malted White Chocolate hand dipped ice cream. It was served with the cutest (and tastiest) pan dulce cookie. So good!
There were several other flavors that also looked amazing: Blackberry Hibiscus Sorbet, Devil’s Food Cake and Banana Pudding…MUST GO BACK ASAP.
Oh! We can’t forget the cocktails! One of the key differences between it an the N. Lamar location, S. First has a full bar! I tried both the Rosé Sangria and the Santa Sandia (not pictured) – both were tasty and unique. Travis got a fresh Lime Margarita (sans salt and agave nectar).
Fresa’s is a fabulous place for a low key, but lively, casual lunch or dinner. With affordable prices and great quality, it’s definitely going to become a regular spot of ours.
Check out what Travis thought here! And if you want more Work and the Weekend, be sure to check out this week’s podcast to hear our thoughts out loud on not only the restaurant, but other shenanigans from the week.
See you next time!