Ahem. I just HAPPENED to be lurking at Perla’s Seafood and Oyster Bar when Tony Bourdain (yes, that Tony Bourdain, of “No Reservations,” on the Travel Channel, sitting on the right) was having a late lunch with co-chefs Larry McGuire (middle) and Tommy Moorman Jr (left). What did they eat? Raw oysters, grilled octopus, grilled triggerfish, pan roasted Gulf tile fish, and the whole grilled red snapper. Oh, and grits. Don’t forget the grits with lobster stock, green onions, and cheddar, soo delish. Watch for Perla’s to be mentioned on an upcoming “No Reservations,” along with a few of Austin’s food trailers. No dates have been announced yet. When my friend Paula Biehler, co-owner of Crave Communications (Perla’s PR agency) asked Tony where he’d heard about Perla’s, it turned out it was from his bud, food writer John Mariani, who was here last year. Takes a New Yorker to tell another New Yorker about a place in Texas. Of course. (This is the same post, with a better picture, in case you’re wondering.)
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