Opal Divine’s – Marina – North Austin
So I feel I should at least write about Opal’s since I am sitting here on their WIFI, fed and satisfied after the failure that is Abel’s.
Opal’s has lots of stuff on the menu, much of it good. The Nachos are very good, with home made, fried chips. I usually get the Two Step for Lunch as it is cost effective, filling and you have numerous items to pick from.
The only complaint is for the Executive Chef. You suck at what you do if you have to use Bell Peppers in 99% of the dishes for flavoring. Honestly, I have never been to a place that needs to cook bell peppers into their Black Beans. Black Beans don’t need it, their flavor comes from the bean itself, it is just not necessary.
Aside from bell peppers in everything, which you can cut on most everything if you like, Opal’s has some killer drink specials, such as Texas Pint Night on Wednesday. I mean who doesn’t like getting Devil’s Backbone for $3. That is a bargain anywhere. They also have an excellent selection of Bourbon, including Garrison Brothers Straight Texas Bourbon.
Of course you can find me at the bar….