Vinaigrette's ~ "Foodie" Friday 4/1/16

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899

Looking to eat lighter this week-end out? I've got a restaurant in Austin where healthy eaters can now have a perfectly dressed entrée salad with a flavorful side and a delicious dessert under an historic live oak tree! Why not try something new and give it a try! Let me know how you like it..I'll bet it will become a favorite!







Vinaigrette’s is a salad bistro that raises the “salad bar” to new heights with delicious entrée salads.  These perfectly dressed gourmet salads have innovative flavor combinations, it’s nutritious comfort food that will make you feel energized and nourished! Before you dig into your salad, it’s important to note that there is a beautiful live oak tree that has been in this spot for more than 500 years. Owner Erin Wade immediately fell in love with the oak tree and the fertile soil in which it grows.  Her restaurant brings this thriving live oak tree back into view for everyone to enjoy.  Vinaigrette’s design keeps the buildings mid-century modern form and added bright colors, floor-to-ceiling windows that open onto a large, lush outdoor garden patio that surrounds that big oak tree.  In fact, she bought 20 acres of that same Blackland region dirt in Bastrop for a farm to support the restaurant.  


Sustainability is a priority to Erin. Food from her restaurant returns to the farm to feed the animals and for composting to feed the healthy soil to grow fresh produce.  Vinaigrette’s emphasis is on taking the world’s healthiest meal, a well-balanced salad and making it taste delicious with fresh, bold and innovative flavors. There are also deliciously prepared proteins to accompany your salad such as diver scallops, duck confit, grilled hangar steak, lemon herb chicken and plancha-seared trout.  Erin feels the bonus is that when you eat such a delicious and nutritious salad for lunch or dinner, it’s ok to enjoy a side of fries or treat yourself to some homemade carrot cake.  That’s why soups, sandwiches, savory sides and decadent desserts are also available.

Watch this video and listen to Erin Wade talk about important sustainability is to her:



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Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Dorie.  Sounds great.  How did an Oak tree get to be historic?

Mar 31, 2016 08:50 PM #1
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Dorie. Sounds too good to be true! Nothing quite like it in my area! Enjoy your day!

Mar 31, 2016 08:53 PM #2
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Hi Conrad Allen : It's age!

Hi Wayne Martin : It's a great spot..something for everyone!

Mar 31, 2016 09:13 PM #3
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

Dorie Dillard - yet another delicious place to try when I come to Austin next summer! 

Mar 31, 2016 09:16 PM #4
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

I love a good salad.....Vinaigrette's sounds like my kind of place for lunch Dorie.

Mar 31, 2016 09:24 PM #5
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Rogers, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Dorie.  Sounds great, I've never had that duck stuff but I would like to try it one of these day.

Mar 31, 2016 09:49 PM #6
Mimi Foster
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

Looks like a wonderful place to eat. I've discovered the joy of salads the past few months, and this looks inviting.

Mar 31, 2016 10:11 PM #7
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Dorie. You have done it again. I just finished breakfast but am now thinking of a good salad for lunch.

Mar 31, 2016 11:05 PM #8
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

Not a salad person Dorie, but I know must others really enjoy them...

Apr 01, 2016 12:05 AM #9
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Good Friday morning Dorie Dillard -

Sounds like a great and healthy place to eat.  We haven't had breakfast yet and I've got to make several calls before we head out for brunch.  

Apr 01, 2016 12:08 AM #10
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning, Dorie --- what an appropriate name.  Vinaigrette's brings the world of salads to a brand new level.  

Apr 01, 2016 12:08 AM #11
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Dorie: What a good concept that is sure to be a hit with patron's who are looking for something light.

Apr 01, 2016 03:43 AM #12
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dorie in my maturing years I am trying to eat healthier. I wish we had a Vinaigrette’s around here.

Apr 01, 2016 04:25 AM #13
Maria Gilda Racelis
Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington - Manchester, CT
Home Ownership is w/in Reach. We Make it Happen!

Hi Dorie,

I can only expect the best produce on the plate from this restaurant because of their core value.

A 500-year old Oak tree must be standing Grand and Majestic.

Apr 01, 2016 04:58 AM #14
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Hi Dorie, Vinaigrette’s sounds great, I love my veggies and sometimes do not always want a heavy meal. Thanks for your great series.

Apr 01, 2016 09:15 AM #15
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Your Foodie Friday blogs help demonstrate the quality of life available in the Austin area.

Apr 01, 2016 11:22 AM #16
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Dorie- I continue to be amazed at how many unique restaurants Austin has.  Have a great weekend. 

Apr 01, 2016 11:57 AM #17
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Another wonderful Foodie Friday post Dorie Dillard - I do love a great salad!

Apr 01, 2016 03:22 PM #18
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Dorie you know as a fellow foodie I would have to comment, loved the name need I say more?:))Endre

Apr 01, 2016 03:46 PM #19
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Had to check out a past Foodie Friday...we will be in and out eating always sends recipes dancing thru my head !

Apr 21, 2016 06:18 PM #20
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