After a week long cold and being under self imposed house arrest, I was feeling a little stir crazy. I wasn't feeling 100%, but I needed out of the house. Mike remembered a new spot close to home that we'd been wanting to try out. So we hopped in the car and headed over to Red Horn Coffeehouse and Brewery. It was tucked away in the corner of a strip center, but the interior was pretty cool. I recognized it as a place my dad might enjoy as there was a huge crowd of cyclists that had taken over half the seating area. We had prescreened the menu, but it still took us a little bit to decide. The menu included sandwiches, appetizers, and baked goods. There were also more extensive coffee and beer menus.
I opted for an iced latte and turkey panini. The coffee had a great flavor and I was glad I didn't add a bunch of flavoring that would dilute the natural taste. The panini was grilled to perfection and was the perfect lunch for someone was only recently regaining their appetite.
Mike tried two different beers and the meat and cheese plate. His first beer was coffee stout, which was really good. Had I been feeling better, I would have ordered one of these as well. The second beer he got was a blackberry beer. It was very unique, but great as well. Both of these were brewed by Red Horn, along with 4 of the other beers on tap. The rest of their menu included other craft beers, mainly from Texas. His meat and cheese plate was crafted from cheeses from Antonellis (an Austin based cheese shop). It was interesting, but he definitely enjoyed the sampling.
We always like to try new local businesses and this was a great experience. We look forward to bringing friends and family to visit Red Horn as we try out new brews, coffee treats, and yummy foods, perhaps while enjoying live music.