Lonesome Dove

Austin

You Can Now Eat Kangaroo & Rattlesnake At Lonesome Dove Austin

June 27, 2015

Fifteen years following the debut of Lonesome Dove Western Bistro in the historic stockyard district in Ft. Worth, TX, Chef Tim Love now brings his signature urban western cuisine to the heart of downtown Austin at 4th and Colorado (originally Kenichi). The menu designed by Chef Love is influenced by all of the ingredients and cultures that have been a part of the West since the first adventure began on the Goodnight-Loving and Chisholm Trails, with an added level of modern sophistication.

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You can find wild game options such as kangaroo, wild boar, rabbit, rattlesnake, elk, guinea fowl, and rabbit. More tame options include quail, snapper, crawfish, lamb, and blue crabs.

This restaurant may not be meant for everyone. I did try all of the exotic meats but I’m personally not a fan of gamey meats. Particularly did not enjoy the smell of elk, and desperately needed a pair of cowboy boots. I did love the wild boar ribs!

What To Order: Wild Boar Ribs and Fireside Snapper En Papillote

 

Fettine Trio

Wild Game Fettine Trio

Duck rabbit-rattlesnack sausage with pistachios and quince. Elk, pork spinalis, huckleberries, and black garlic. Lamb, quail, Texas herbs, and citrus-chili pasta. A trio of meats spit-roasted over open mesquite fire.

 

Hamachi Tostadas

Hamachi Tostadas

Citrus, cilantro, guanciale, and serrano.

 

Rabbit Rattlesnack Sausage WIld Boar Ribs Kangaroo Carpaccio Nachos

Kangaroo Carpaccio Nachos

Kangaroo Carpaccio Nachos

Avocado-corn salad with huckleberry demi-glace. Couldn’t really taste the flavor of the kangaroo because the avacado-corn salad overpowered the nacho but the texture was like beef carpaccio.

 

Rabbit Rattlesnake Sausage

Rabbit-Rattlesnake Sausage

Manchego rosti, and crème fraîche. Enjoyed the sausage with the crispy potato hash.

 

Wild Boar Ribs

Wild Boar Ribs

Lonesome Dove BBQ sauce and pickled chilies. LOVED the boar ribs! Saucy, sticky, and fall-off-the-bone tender.

 

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Elk Foie Gras Silders

Elk-Foie Gras sliders with blueberry jam

 

Deviled Gulf Coast Blue Crabs

Deviled Gulf Coast Blue Crabs

 

Crispy Soft Shell Crawfish

Crispy Soft Shell Crawfish

Fideos with Spanish chorizo and natural aioli. I absolutely loved the crispy soft shell crawfish at Cafe Josie but these were sadly overly breaded.

 

Fireside Snapper En Papillote

Fireside Snapper En Papillote

With summer vegetables, mint, Texas extra virgin olive oil and lime.

 

Elk Loin

Elk Loin

Hen of the woods, crispy collard, salsify, and candied grapes.

 

Lonesome Dove

419 Colorado St
Austin, TX 78701
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WRITTEN BY:

Jane Ko is the Austin blogger behind A Taste of Koko, Austin's top food and travel blog featuring the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways. Jane has been a speaker at South by Southwest (SXSW), Texas Conference for Women, BlogHer, and more on entrepreneurship and social media. She lives in Austin Texas with her dog and cat.

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