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Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

April 25, 2013
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Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

I met my friend for lunch at The Triangle yesterday. The Triangle is a lovely shopping place that took a huge amount of real estate that was known as the Triangle long before the first shovel of dirt was turned because it lies in the intersection of Lamar Boulevard and Guadelupe.  It was a field of green that people used to sun bathe, play frisbee, picnic and let their dogs run. Many people of Austin were opposed to  commercial construction going up there a few years ago but they lost and now it is “The Triangle”, a huge complex of residential and commercial properties. This is part of the new Austin.

That being said, there is a lot to like at The Triangle. My favorite part is the Farmer’s Market that sets up there every Wednesday afternoon at 3 PM. You can get fresh local vegetables mid-week as well as some pre-made products like Indian curries and sauces. Some Wednesdays they have live music and there is still some green grass where dogs can run and frisbees can sail.

Lunch for us was at Flying Saucer Draught Em

Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

porium, a place I would like to visit again sometime after 5 PM when I can sample some of the brews. Since we were there for lunch and both of us still had a few chores to do, we had salad with soft drinks. They have an excellent salad deal where you can get the grilled chicken and avocado salad with a soda for less than $6. People who say they can’t afford anything but fast-food places are not looking hard enough. I have been very successful at finding under $10 lunches around town, especially when willing to drink water instead of the much over-priced sodas, which can run $2-$2.50.

The salads were large, pleasing to the eye and palate and filling. Between the two of us, we had the grilled chicken salad and the goat cheese/spinach salad. We agreed they were solid, pleasing and healthy salads for a great price.

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