When my friend Ryan told me about the Screaming Goat he had me hooked with two sentences. The first being, they serve awesome Tex Mex (I love Tex Mex) and then a restaurant with a name like Screaming Goat, how can you not want to see what that is all about?
I was told that Screaming Goat’s queso and drowning flautas were the items I had to tryt. First for the queso. I am a huge fan of queso, and Screaming Goat’s ranks right up there with some of the best I have had. It is cheesy with the right amount of heat from salsa added in.
If you are going to have queso, you have to have chips right? Thanks to Ryan for demonstrating proper technique for eating the queso. Look at it drip off the chip. Mmmmm
Now to the drowning flautas. What are those you ask? Well they are flautas, (tortillas rolled around a filling and deep fried. In this case I got chicken inside mine), that are covered with cheese and salsa and then “drowned” in this amazing tomatilla broth.
The tomatillo broth is like nothing I have ever had before. I am not sure how to describe it. It had heat, but did not make my mouth burn. Basically it was so good that after the flautas were gone, I decided to drink the broth. I could not let it go to waste. It is served in a bowl, so it was perfect for drinking out of, right?
Based upon the queso and flautas, I would have to assume everything on the rest of Screaming Goats menu is equally as tasty, I guess I will just have to make another trip when I return to Austin and find out for myself.