Being a girl from the suburbs, I always love adventuring into the city. I especially find myself fascinated by the tall and architectural buildings. A building with character always catches my eye, and I imagine all the history that lingers with it.
Main Kitchen & 806 Lounge is located inside JW Mariott Hotel Downtown. The building is over 100 years old, and at one point in history even earned the title as one of the tallest buildings in the United States. Throughout the years the building has aesthetically changed inside and out, but if you look closely you can catch a glimpse of some preserved history such as the giant industrial beams, Italian marble floors, and water fountains throughout the hotel. The space itself brings a mix of luxury, and comfort to all in its presence.
Not only is the ambiance of this place great, the food menu has little modern twists to classic dishes. Anyone interested in a little coffee bbq sauce? It’s accompanied by a bed of potatoes, and a juicy crunchy chicken. For dinner there are various types of salad, which can be ordered with anything from fish to steak. You could wash it down nicely with their Butterfly drink, which changes colors as you mix it.
If you’re looking for more of an energy boost in the morning (or anytime during the day,) you have choices of fresh juice such as watermelon+jalapeno, green machine, or carrot+ginger. You could wake up your taste buds with the delicious Texas Benedict, which is topped with house made brisket and applewood smoked bacon. If you’re in the mood for something a little lighter for breakfast, their avocado toast has all the great textures and flavors. The Pugliese bread with cojita cheese just make me do the happy dance.
For lunch, there are variations of different tacos. Hands down my favorite would be the mini shrimp tacos, served in between a taro chip shell, and guacamole. It’s crunchy, flavorful, and refreshing.
The Caprese Grilled Cheese was another one of my favorites – now I’m wondering if I have a thing for Pugliese bread, or it just happens to find my mouth. In between the airy bread is sweet onion jam, basil, and of course CHEESE! Looking for something on the sweet and savory side? The Asian Salmon with Soba Noodles is covered in a teriyaki glaze, and sesame peanut vinaigrette.
And if your sweet tooth is still knocking on your door, there are awesome desserts like croissants filled with ice cream. Flaky on the outside, then sweet and creamy on the inside. The dessert team really knows how to pique my interest – when I heard coconut snow I was like “SAY WHAT?!” The coconut snow is served with refreshing lemon sorbet popsicles – talk about literally melting in your mouth. You guys already know I’m down with anything matcha, so it was no surprise this matcha cream dessert made my list.
What are you favorite buildings in your city? Comment down below. I’ll need to bookmark them for a visit later.