On Wednesday, we headed to the Domain to check out new mattresses at the Casper store. I can’t wait for this Christmas present! We also knew that there would be some after Christmas sales to browse and there are so many newer restaurants we hadn’t tried yet. Before lunch, I was striking out on boot quest 2017 and we realized that Casper was not on the side where we parked. However, all was not lost, as we passed by Culinary Dropout and decided to enjoy lunch there. Culinary Dropout is definitely a funky Austin place nestled in the upscale Domain Northside. We lucked out and were able to be seated almost immediately. I think the cold weather was on our side and the Domain was not super crowded that day. We ordered a couple of brews-a winter warmer for me and an IPA style lager for Mike and began to browse the diverse menu. So many things sounded delicious, but I did not want to stuff myself since I knew I had more shopping and trivia later.
We decided to skip appetizers and order just lunch items. I picked the prime rib french dip with homemade potato chips and french onion dip. This was an excellent choice. The french dip warmed me up and it was amazing. The meat was cooked to perfection with a delightful melting cheese and soft toasted bread. Mike opted for an Italian grinder with french fries. His sandwich was also yummy and the fries were crisp and flavorful. We ate until we were full, but not stuffed so that we could continue shopping. We enjoyed the food and the atmosphere at Culinary Dropout and will definitely return to try more delicious menu items.