After a long morning in Georgetown, I took my Dad out for lunch to Jack Allen’s Kitchen. I’ve been hearing great things about chef Allen from other AFBA Members, so I had to feed my curiosity. JAK sources as much as possible from Texas farms and producers, which gives me those warm hippie fuzzy feelings.
My father, being the adventurous type like me, ordered Baja Fish Tacos, a dish he claims he could not find at home in Alberta. He vacations in Mexico and the Caribbean, I was surprised he hasn’t encountered a fish taco yet. However, this is Texas after all, and we do things weird in these parts.
Forgive me, but in my moment of gluttony I forgot the name of the dish I had (!!!). It resembled chicken enchiladas in stacked form, with a fried egg on top. It was as if I was eating the circle of life, smothered in a creamy chipotle sauce. Damn fine dish, what ever it was. Both of our dishes would pass as gluten-free thanks to the corn tortillas.
Finished out the lunch with a slice of heaven, a key lime pie slice that is!
Our server was very knowledgeable of the entire menu, including the beers on tap. Jack Allen’s Kitchen is perfect for any occasion to celebrate with locally sourced fare. Reservations for dinner are recommended. Lunch crowd was not bad at all during the week, but I would guess the weekends are busier.
Jack Allen’s Kitchen
2500 Hoppe Trail, Round Rock, TX 78681