Friday, June 10, 2011

Perla's Lobster Roll...


When you eat at Perla's, you forget for a minute that you're in Austin, that you are indeed landlocked, and that it's so hot outside your bra has slid down to your navel while walking down South Congress. The eatery exudes breezy nautical charm with such sincerity, you actually feel like you're in Nantucket...until an aging gent in a tutu and platform wedges walks by and you're reminded exactly where you are.

To be fair Kris said the lobster roll was no Luke's Lobster in NYC, but then again Kris holds Luke's Lobster on the same plane as Jesus and vintage sports cars so take his opinion with a grain of salt.

I, for one, plan on drinking a lot of rose here this summer, eating fresh fish and pretending the deck is overlooking the ocean instead of a steaming stretch of asphalt.

Perla's
1400 South Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78704-2487
(512) 291-7300

7 comments:

StephenC said...

I love reading you. You are witty and knowledgable. "Too chicken to try frog's legs"? And yet it's said that frog's legs taste like chicken.

Miss Meat and Potatoes said...

Thank you so much Stephen! Really means a lot to me:) And btw I happen to have a frog pond in my backyard...so you never know. They better hope I keep my fridge stocked;) Have a great weekend!

Marilyn said...

Sounds great but also sounds like no AC. Will wait until fall, if that ever comes.

StephenC said...

I've never had my bra slip down to my waist.

Reeni said...

The lobster roll looks incredible! I daydream I'm in other places while eating too! Whatever works...

Jenn said...

LOL.. I know that kind of heat, believe me... the only blessing here is our humidity is nothing like yours :) Glad you can find a little "getaway" so close to home! The lobster roll looks amazing!

Care's Kitchen said...

Ummm, reason enough to move...I'll bring another bottle of rose!!