Kathryn swears by the watermelon and onion salad, crisp, sweet watermelon and sweet onions with greens and a great dressing.
For dessert I took the blueberry bock pie. The one slice must have contained (barely) a pint of fresh blueberries. The crust complemented the blueberries perfectly, crisp and exploding at the fork. The bock? It’s made with bock beer, Shiner Bock. I suspect chef Brian Olenjack reduces sugar considerably to add the beer, then probably simmers it down. As a result, it’s the sweetness of the blueberries one gets, and not a sugary, syrupy, sweet goo. With hints of nutmeg, it’s a wonderful concoction.
At $4, it’s one of the best pie buys in Texas right now.
Kathryn took a bowl of cinnamon ice cream, another steal at $2.
Blueberry bock pie and cinnamon ice cream, together?
(Also: I stuck with appetizers — the lamb lollipops will make lamb lovers, also love Olenjacks.)
We’ll be back. Rumor is the fruit pie changes ever few days. There’s a strawberry rhubarb in the mix.
- Olenjack’s sits almost across the street from JerryWorld, where the Cowboys play. Great game day gathering spot for before and after the game — close to the Rangers’ Ballpark in Arlington, too. Playoff headquarters?
- Arlington Master Chorale concert coming soon, October 4 and 5