Foreign & Domestic ~ "Foodie" Friday 7/20/18

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899

Restaurants change hands and new ideas are incorporated while still retaining it's original flavor. A number of years ago I wrote about this restaurant but now with new owners, I feel its time to highlight this Austin Icon in another Foodie Friday. If you're in a causal mood and want to reminiscence about dining in a diner complete with a winged pig mural outside then make sure you stop by ...only in Austin! 


 FOREIGN & DOMESTIC             

The chefs at Foreign & Domestic  have maintained their passion for great food.  Growing up, they loved watching their moms and grandmothers cooking traditional food every day.  As you pull up to the restaurant, you'll notice the large winged pig that is painted on the wall.  Inside, it's simple and comfortable with a counter that will remind you of a New York diner.


A sampling of what you'll find on their seasonal menus...on the Dinner menu: Slow roasted duroc pork with peaches, squash & a tomato corn ragout...and Parisian gnocchi with green garbanzo, morel, asparagus and koji butter.  There is also a Nose to Tail Tasting Menu that has 4 courses: Veal Sweetbread Roulade with tomato sherry caramel & herbs...Black Pasta with pork head ragu & blood bottarga...Seared Lamb Heart with risotto rouge, glazed shallot and watercress...Fois Gras Mousse with cherry jam & peanut glass.  The Dessert menu has a Carrot & Cardamon Custard with coffee, dark chocolate & fig leaf...and...a Strawberry Buttermilk Pie with meringue & pretzel dust.


Foreign & Domestic also made it to Diners, Drive-ins and Dives in 2007.  Watch this video and hear what Guy Fieri had to say about F&D....


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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Dorie. Against the advice of Barbara Todaro I will be attending a food pairing tonight and the "Taste of River North" on the near Northside of Chicago on Sunday afternoon. A junk food junkie's delight! Enjoy your Friday reviews. Thanks!

Jul 20, 2018 05:05 AM #2
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Good morning, Dorie... a very creative and unique name and a very creative and unique menu to go with that name.

Jul 20, 2018 05:10 AM #3
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Wayne Martin you let me know when you're ready to get on the "straight and narrow" path.... I'll send you a plan to follow.... 

Jul 20, 2018 05:33 AM #4
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Dorie: A good preview of Foreign & Domestic. I imagine your article will send many patrons over to try out their entrees.

Jul 20, 2018 05:51 AM #5
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Barbara Todaro,

I feel off the wagon last night at a wonderful wine tasting event at Trattoria Lisina one of my favorite Italian restaurants and enjoyed every sip and bite with no regrets!

Jul 20, 2018 05:54 AM #6
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

I my goodness, I'm not a big dessert fan, but those are the menu items I'm thinking about right now. Ha. Sounds as if you had a lovely evening last night - good for you.  :) 

Jul 20, 2018 06:16 AM #7
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Good morning Dorie Dillard, what a great shoutout to Foreign & Domestic.  I like the creative menu, fits perfect with the name. 

Jul 20, 2018 07:32 AM #8
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Dorie. A great shout out for Foreign and Domestic. I like simpler stuff though.

Jul 20, 2018 07:44 AM #9
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Wow, what a nice review of Foreign and Domestic. I love that this was reviewed also by Guy Fieri.  Have a great weekend. A

Jul 20, 2018 08:13 AM #10
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI Dorie Dillard - What I like about this is that there is something for everyone’s tastes! Nice review.

Jul 20, 2018 08:47 AM #11
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

Nice way to bring more attention to this restaurant Dorie. BTW, you seem to have had a really nice time last night!

Jul 20, 2018 10:46 AM #12
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Dorie - I love the triple D on the Food Network and this would be a great place to visit.

Jul 20, 2018 01:16 PM #13
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dorie OK now I am starving after watching the video.  I did not see what nationality their food is.

Jul 20, 2018 02:49 PM #14
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

It sounds like a place Dorie Dillard , i am thinking of a foodie tour of Austin one day

Jul 20, 2018 03:25 PM #15
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Dorie- Foreign & Domestic has one of the most interesting menus I've seen!!!! I would love to try their pork with peaches!!! Yum!

Jul 20, 2018 04:52 PM #16
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Dorie Dillard I remember that episode of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (love that show!)  Great choice for your Foodie Friday series, I'd love to have a meal at Foreign and Domestic!

Jul 20, 2018 07:23 PM #17
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Certainly an interesting and different menu offered by this restaurant.

Jul 21, 2018 02:31 AM #18
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I love how you bring us the best of your best for foodie Friday Dorie. Thank you!

Jul 21, 2018 09:14 PM #19
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Oh, I love Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and the restaurants in Charlotte they have featured have all been SPOT-ON! So, I'm sure Foreign & Domestic is as fabulous as you say too, Dorie!

Great menu...and great review too!

Jul 21, 2018 10:50 PM #20
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

You make all of us want to visit the area and sample the outstanding restaurants.

Jul 22, 2018 08:40 AM #21
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