2014 City Guide

Welcome to the 2014 Austin Food Blogger Alliance Austin City Guide (#atxcityguide on Twitter and Google+). This year’s guide is in collaboration with Citygram Austin.

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While there are plenty of spots that may be better known and certainly delicious, they may not be included here. That’s not to say we don’t think you should hit up Stubb’s, Moonshine, Chuy’s, Hula Hut or many, many others. It’s just we assume those are included in many, many lists already and you probably already have them on your radar. This list was made up by food bloggers based on their favorite recommendations, so check them out and seek out some local flavor while you’re in Austin. Bon Appétit!

Make sure to click on the links to read the full review!

Central

Brunch

Cipollina by Slone Ranger
Nestled in the neighborhood of Clarksville, Cipollina is an Italian cafe offering a variety of brunch options from the Pork Belly Benedict and a Fried Egg BLT to salads, and pizzas, and more. There’s always something to fit everyone’s fancy. In-house cocktails are a must try. Step through the doors, kick back, and let others do the work at this delicious home away from home. • Brunch served Saturday and Sunday 11am – 3pm • Order: Get the brunch cocktail, The Ginger Champ! • twitter.com/cipollinabistro • M-Th 11am – 10pm, F-Sat 11am – 10:30pm, Sun 11am – 9pm • 512.477.5211

Mulberry by A Day from Scratch
Intimate. Creative. Cozy. Mulberry is a neighborhood wine bar and new American restaurant in the heart of downtown Austin. With a brunch menu filled with both sweet and savory options there is certainly something for everyone.

Tacodeli by Tasty Touring
After 15 years of satisfying the taco cravings of Austinites and visitors alike, Tacodeli is as popular as ever. Tacodeli serves some of the freshest, most delicious tacos in town for breakfast, brunch, and lunch. They have built a well-deserved following for their house-made tortillas, spicy Doña salsa, support of local farmers and producers, and friendly staff. There are currently three Tacodeli locations in Austin, with two more opening this year.

Taverna by G Free in the City
Taverna does a great job of being both a casual restaurant for diners walking by and a nice location for a celebratory meal. As an added bonus – they have a HUGE gluten-free offering! Taverna is run by Lombardi Family Concepts and has three locations (Austin, Dallas and Fort Worth). The brunch menu is full of traditional breakfast fare, but their specialty is Italian. For brunch you are able to order both the brunch and traditional menus. • Brunch served Saturday and Sunday • Order: $1 Brunch Mimosas and “risotto all’ aceto balsamico con pollo”/ balsamic risotto with chicken rollatine • twitter.com/TavernaAustin • M-Th 11am – 10pm, F 11am – 11pm, Sat 9am – 11pm, Sun 9am – 10pm • 512.477.1001

Ethnic

Casa de Luz by Blinded by the Bite
Casa de Luz is the ultimate destination for vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free meals. Located just south of Town Lake in downtown Austin, Casa de Luz is a destination where you can eat a healthy meal and get a massage all in an afternoon. A mecca for the health conscious, its dishes are all organic and served in a community-style dining room. Casa de Luz Center for Integral Studies is on the same property, so book a massage with Pamela Overeyneder in advance for a total body & mind experience. • Order: Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner • twitter.com/casadeluz • Breakfast 7am – 11am; Lunch 11am – 5:30pm; Dinner 5:30pm – 8:30pm • 512.476.2535

Russian House by A Well Fed Life
Step into Russian House and you will immediately feel far from downtown Austin. The spacious bar area has a decidedly European feel to it, with over 75 kinds of infused vodkas and an arsenal of fur hats and jackets for customers to don while they drink and dance. In the adjacent dining area, which is filled with family heirlooms, servers in traditional clothing begin your meal with a complimentary shot of vodka served with bread and sauerkraut before serving classic Russian cuisine on lace-covered tables. Their weekday happy hour is a must and Sunday means an all-you-can-eat buffet featuring blinis, smoked fish, and caviar to the tune of live Russian music. • Order: Begin with a bowl of their classic Ukrainian borscht Pelmeni and a plate of creamy olivier salad, both staples of the cuisine. Their housemade pelmini dumplings and the larger vareniki come in steaming clay pots and multiple different options for fillings: beef, pork, veal, turkey, lamb, elk, deer, wild boar…Go with a group and try several kinds! • twitter.com/RussianHouseATX • 7 days a week 11am -2am; Lunch 11am – 4pm, Dinner 4pm – 2am, Brunch (Sat-Sun) 11am – 4pm 512.428.5442

Sarah’s by OhSpooning
Sarah’s Meriterranean serves classic Middle Eastern dishes like rotisserie chicken, lamb shank and baklava. As for service, Sarah and her family disarm patrons with well-rehearsed spitfire one-liners and genuine smiles. Rarely will you not find yourself openly laughing as you pay your bill. Order: 1/2 Rotisserie Chicken [$6.99], Lamb Shank [$9.99] and Baklava [$0.99] • M-S:
10am – 9pm, Sun Closed • 512.419.7605

Titaya’s by Beyond Picket Fences
Titaya’s is back and better than ever! After more than a year of eager anticipation, Titaya’s has reopened with a more modern interior and expanded menu. • Order: Appetizers – Sweet Corn and Taro Fritters (addicting!), and the Shrimp Leafy Rolls (add sriracha to the peanut sauce, you’ll be glad you did); Entrees – Pad See Eiw and the Gang Masamum Gai. The Pad See Eiw has Chinese broccoli in it which is such an underrated vegetable. The Masamum curry is the best example of this curry I’ve ever had. • M Closed, T-Fri 11am – 2:30pm, 5pm – 10pm, Sat – Sun 12pm – 3:30pm, 5pm – 10pm • 512.458.1792

Great for Groups

Easy Tiger by Caramelized
Never before had I encountered an Austin dining spot with a menu and atmosphere for every kind of eater at any time (except between the hours of 2 and 7 a.m., during which I hope you’d be sleeping). It’s a bakery; it’s a coffee shop; it’s a beer garden; it’s a bar; it’s a happy hour hot spot… Easy Tiger is whatever you want it to be. When you walk into the brick bake shop on East Sixth, you’ll be greeted by rows of beautiful baguettes and the rich aroma of loaves — perfectly hand-shaped loaves — in ovens behind the glass window. Walk down the stairs, and you’ll find a pub-like bar with both indoor and patio seating for parties of all sizes. • Order: Handmade salted pretzels with beer cheese, Italian beef sandwich, the best salted chocolate chip cookie in Austin (upstairs in the bakery on your way out!) • twitter.com/EasyTigerATX • Beer Garden 11am – 2am; Bake Shop 7am – 2am • 512.614.4972

NO VA by Natalie Paramore
Chef Brad Sorenson, formerly of Asti and The Next Food Network Star, brings modern comfort food to Rainey Street. Creative cocktails and an ever-changing menu keep this place fresh. An airy and clean interior is laid-back, and the three patios are perfect for grabbing drinks. Open late, the bar food menu is definitely something worth staying up for. • Eat: Cheeseburger, Braised Beef Short Ribs, Bacon & Eggs Pasta; Drink: Rum Fashioned, Bloody Mary • twitter.com/novaonrainey • M Closed, T-Sat 5pm- 11pm, Sun 11am – 3pm (brunch) • 512.382.5651

Olive & June by Stetted
Helmed by Shawn Cirkiel of Parkside, Backspace, and the newly opened Chavez, Olive & June is a great option for dining out with friends and family. Come on Sundays with a crowd to enjoy the special Sunday Dinner that changes each week, or relax on the two-story patio for Monday’s all-night happy hour. No matter the night, you’ll be treated to some of the most creative Italian food in town. • Sunday Dinner, Rigatone with cherries and ricotta salata, Farm Egg antipasti, Basil & Sun cocktail • twitter.com/oliveandjuneatx • Daily 5pm – Midnight; Happy Hour Daily until 6:30pm • 512.467.9898

Texas French Bread by Slone Ranger
From generation to generation, from bakery to restaurant, Texas French Bread is an Austin mainstay. Serving up those same delicious delinquencies of their mama, the Willcott brothers carry on the tradition plus some. Swing by at dinner time for the season’s best. And even better, BYOB! • Order: The Butterscotch Pudding • twitter.com/TxFrenchBread • M 7am – 5pm, T-Th 7am – 9:30pm, F-Sat 7am – 10pm, Sun 8am – 5pm • 512.499.0544

Whole Foods – Green’s, Beans & Grains venue by Blinded by the Bite
Let’s just be honest here: the Whole Foods Market flagship store located at Lamar/6th Street is a foodie haven. With so many choices, you’d better come prepared! With a recent remodel of the prepared foods section, Whole Foods Market rolled out their “Greens, Beans & Grains” venue, which is part of their Health Starts Here program. You can make your own bowl from fresh vegetables or order up one of their menu items. My personal favorite is the “Happy Hippy Bowl” – it never disappoints. Try out the baked sweet potato options as well for a nutritious and palate-pleasing lunch or dinner. • Order: Happy Hippy Bowl (Greens, Beans & Grains Venue) • twitter.com/WholeFoodsATX • 512.542.2200

Happy Hour

Bar Congress by Coseppi Kitchen
Bar Congress uses classic cocktail techniques, fine spirits, and fresh made-in-house syrups and bitters to create the most flavorful and unique cocktails in Austin. The menu changes steadily and reflects head bartender Jason Stevens’ creativity and attention to details. This is a great bar to revisit several times a year to see how experiments, like hops infusions or zero-proof cocktails, have evolved. If you are a fan of craft cocktails and imaginative preparations, go to Bar Congress for a drink that you will reminisce about until your next visit. • Happy Hour? Order: Heckle and Jeckle — sit at the bar so you can watch the preparation! • twitter.com/CongressAustin • T-Sat 5pm – Midnight • 512.827.2760

CU29 by OhSpooning
Tucked away on Congress Avenue, between Seventh and Eighth Streets in downtown Austin, sits CU29 Cocktail Bar. The bar opened within the past year and is a cross between a ’90s martini bar and a handcrafted cocktail bar. What makes this bar unique is that the bartenders enjoy helping their customers create new drinks, based on your tastes—whether it’s adding bacon-infused spirits or one of their many homemade simple syrups. • Happy Hour (Daily until 6pm) • Order: The Friendly Stranger ($12) and a deconstructed rum old-fashioned ($12) • www.facebook.com/pages/CU29-Cocktail-Bar/470347046354242 • M-Sat 4pm – 2am, Sun 6pm – 2am • 512.474.0029

Drink.Well by Brittany Black
Drink.Well, an “American pub” located off of North Loop and E 53rd, features craft food and drinks that cater to all taste buds. With a happy hour that features specialty drinks and a selection of discounted bar snacks and sandwiches, it’s a must-visit establishment for those who prefer well-made cocktails, a simplistic, yet seasonal food selection, and an engaging atmosphere. • Happy Hour (Tuesday – Friday from 4pm – 6pm) • Order the bar snack known as Well Mix to pair with whatever crafted cocktail you prefer and a Ratatouille on Rye for the main course. • twitter.com/drinkwellaustin • T-Th 4pm-11pm, F 4pm – Midnight, Sat 12pm – Midnight, Sun 12pm -11pm • 512.614.6683

Trailers

Austin Skinny Limits by Jennifer Pierce Health
Skinny Limits is the newest spot in Austin to get raw, cold pressed, organic juices and smoothies. They have vegan and vegetarian snack options at each of their 3 locations. Skinny Limits has three-day raw juice cleanses to get you back on the healthy track starting at $49/day. • You should definitely try the Pure & Simple green juice: kale, cucumber, spinach, apple, parsley, celery, and lemon! Or if you need a bit more substance, opt for one of their smoothie concoctions. I loved the Goddess: almond milk, kale, chard, spinach, mixed berries, banana, flax seed oil, and hemp protein. • www.twitter.com/skinnylimits/ • M-Sun 7am – 6pm • 512.689.6269

Upscale/Special Occasion

Carillon by epicuriosities
Two of my favorite bargain fine dining secrets are at the Carillon. First, the bar menu includes a foie or pork belly burger for $12. They serve one of the best, juiciest burgers in town and for $2 more, will add a huge serving of pork belly or foie gras to it. In the restaurant the prix fixe menu has a $50 option that allows you to pick one entree and 2 starters from any on the menu. • Order: Dessert. Pastry Chef Plinio Sandalio is a genius at balancing the savory with the sweet • twitter.com/carillonaustin • Breakfast M-F 6:30am – 10am; Sat-Sun 7am– 11am; Lunch M-F 11:30am – 1:30pm; Dinner T-Sat 5:30pm – 10pm • 512.404.3655

Fino by forksupblog
A modern Mediterranean restaurant near the western fringe of the University of Texas campus, Fino is a classic example of a local establishment that has stood the test of time. Lisa and Emmett Fox have created a relaxed yet upscale atmosphere featuring food inspired by the Mediterranean with French, Italian, Spanish, Greek and North African dishes. Fino has consistently delicious seasonal food and an outstanding bar. You cannot go wrong with this local favorite. • Order: Anything From the Bar, Cheese Plate, Muhummara, Paella, and Donuts (If available.) • twitter.com/finoaustin • Dinner M-Th 4pm – 10pm, F-Sat 5pm -10:30pm, Sun Closed; Lunch M-F 11am – 4pm; Brunch 10am – 2pm • 512.474.2905

Parkside by Full and Content
The original Austin restaurant from chef Shawn Cirkiel continues to draw Austinites to its downtown location in the heart of 6th Street. A nice launching point for a night out, it boasts some of the best happy hour deals in town, and it’s just upscale enough to turn a night out into a celebration or a special event. The dinner menu is a spin on standard gastro-pub fare and comfort food, and while some items are more successful than others, the dining experience overall is more than worth a peek into the creative minds within the Parkside kitchen. • Order: The oysters and raw bar are not to be missed. Begin there, then opt for the tempura quail as a starter. Order their take on a Moscow Mule, the Siberian Donkey, and follow up with the lamb osso bucco or the dayboat scallops plus a side of the roasted sweet potatoes with rosemary marshmallow fluff or the broccolini. Finish with the tiramisu doughnuts, and you’ll be sure to leave with a smile on your face. • twitter.com/parksideaustin •  Daily 5pm – Midnight; Happy Hour Daily until 6:30pm • 512.474.9898

Wink by Eating and Wandering
Wink, tucked into the corner of a small strip center just off Lamar Boulevard, is a favorite for those who have something to celebrate or who just love perfectly prepared local foods served by warm and friendly staff. A pioneer in sourcing locally, Wink relies on more than 30 Texas farms, foragers, gardens, dairies and ranches for their seasonal menu that changes daily. Known for a spectacular wine list, Wink is lovely for a special occasion, though the dining room can be a bit loud. The chef’s tasting menu is full of robust flavors–a recent winter menu included hamachi crudo, scallops, duck breast and hanger steak, finished with a local cheese plate. The daily, seasonal, and exceptionally fresh menu can easily accommodate dietary requirements, including gluten-free and vegan–the knowledgable wait staff are keen to work with diners and ensure a wonderful meal. • Order: For a special occasion the chef’s five- or seven-course tasting menu with wine pairing option is the way to go. • twitter.com/winkrestaurant •  M-W 6 PM – Midnight, Th-Sat 5:30pm – Midnight; Sun Closed • 512.482.8868

East

Atmospheric

Eden East by Local Savour
Nestled away slightly off the beaten track between a few homes, businesses, train tracks and a clique of urban farms sits Eden East, where you will be transported in its down-on-the-farm ambiance while nibbling on some of the best bites Austin has to offer. With twinkling lights under the big oak trees high above the communal farmhouse tables and award-winning Chef Sonya Coté at the helm of this über farm-to-table experience are well-crafted 5-course tasting menus featuring seasonal and freshly picked-off-Springdale-Farm produce alongside grass-fed meats and local cheeses within its weekend offerings. Whether you’re looking for a romantic dinner spot under the stars, a special occasion experience or a relaxing meal with friends, Eden East can do more than accommodate. • Eden East is BYOB but they always offer a complimentary, locally inspired cocktail ~ order this upon arrival and sip while pursing the farm before dinner. • twitter.com/EdenEastAustin •  Th-Sat  6pm – 10pm • 512.428.6500

Hillside Farmacy by Jennifer Pierce Health
Hillside Farmacy is a must! Nestled in booming + eclectic East Austin, you should arrive early for brunch or stay late for dinner. The restored drugstore setting is intimate with only a handful of tables. • Order: For brunch, I suggest the house punch, cheese plate, and sunny coast croissant. • twitter.com/HillsideFarmacy • Sun-W 9am – 10pm, Th-Sat 9am – 11pm • 512.628.0168

Mettle by Natalie Paramore
This Eastside eatery is the brainchild of Rainey Street Queen Bridget Dunlap. Mettle has a bistro-inspired menu and is open for lunch, dinner and brunch. Chic glass, metal and wood design bring an industrial feel to the space. Modern cuisine and stiff drinks (she does own a lot of bars!) make this place a must try. • Order: Drink: Siamese Caipirinha, Tru Romance; Eat: Beef Tongue Tacos, Scallop Crudo, Pan Roasted Quail • twitter.com/MettleAustin • M Closed , T-Th 11am – 10pm, F-Sat 11am – 11pm, Sun 110am – 9pm • 512.236.1022

Qui by A Taste of Koko
Salmon poached in aromatic oil until it’s the texture of butter, served with caviar. Thus, salmon butter – a legend in the first five days Qui had been open. Spread on wheat crackers, then sprinkle with chopped cooked egg, a sprig of mint marigold, orange salmon roe, crème fraîche, and pickled red onion. • Order: Salmon butter • twitter.com/QUIAustin •  M-Th 5pm – 10pm, F-Sat 5pm – 11pm, Sun Closed • 512.436.9626

Coffee Shops & Quick Bites

The Buzz Mill by Full & Content
The Buzz Mill delivers on atmosphere with charming and quirky lumberjack murals by artist Chad Eaton, stuffed bears and beavers, and plenty of wood to round out the theme. With a huge and comfortable outdoor patio that houses the food trailers Blue Ox BBQ and Rockin Vegan Tacos, Buzz Mill ensures it’s a one-stop shop for breakfast, lunch, late-night activities, or a spot to work remotely. Offering up some of the finest brews and elixirs in Austin, it’s worth getting cozy and sitting a spell (plaid and beards optional). • twitter.com/BuzzmillCoffee • Open 24 Hours • 512.912.9221

Cenote by Caramelized
Where do I recommend grabbing a fresh salad and cup of joe in the East Austin sunshine? None other than Cenote. The aqua house on Cesar Chavez will turn your quick lunch break into a colorful paradise either outside on the sunny patio, or inside in a coffeehouse, serene environment. To put it simply, we didn’t want to leave. Cenote’s patio is a destination for all of you, even if you only have time to pick up a drink or salad to-go. • Order: Iced almond milk chai, Cobb salad • www.twitter.com/cenoteaustin • M-F 7:30am – 12am, Sat 8:30am – 12am , Sun 8:30am – 8pm • 512.524.1311

Flat Track by Coseppi Kitchen
Flat Track Coffee is a small Austin coffee roaster with a tiny espresso counter located in the back of Farewell Books on Austin’s East Side. Flat Track prepares coffee for the aficionado and newbie alike, but don’t come here looking for caramel whip anythings. The baristas carefully prepare espressos, cortados, lattes, and other espresso-based drinks using their in-house roasted beans. • Order: Espresso • twitter.com/FlatTrackCoffee • M-F 7am – 4pm, Sat-Sun 9am – 5pm • 512.814.6010

Gourmands by Butterlust
Tucked away on the East Side, Gourmands offers up cold beer and some of the city’s best [fat] sandwiches in a laid back atmosphere. At this family-owned, neighborhood establishment, hipsters and foodies alike enjoy rotating brews and from-scratch casual fare on the dog-friendly patio or inside the character-rich bar where bits and pieces of the building’s Tejano nightclub past can be found. • The Cleopatra, The Orgy, Second Deadly Sin • M-Sun 11am – 12am • 512.610.2031

Salt & Time by Skeptic Chef
Most people know Salt & Time as an old-school style butcher shop in east Austin. What many people don’t know is that Salt & Time also runs a small but amazing restaurant that uses the incredible selection of meats they have in-house and prepares them in some surprising yet delicious ways. • Order: Hamburger, Salumi Board, Beef Fat Fried Donuts • twitter.com/saltandtime • T-Thu  11am – 9pm, F-Sat  11am – 10pm, Sun  11am – 6pm • 512.524.1383

Drinks/Happy Hour

Hi Hat Public House by Bitch Beer
Down past the dive bars, food trailer parks and craft cocktail lounges on East 6th sits Hi Hat Public House, a true destination for everyone from Austin craft beer aficionados to hungry east side residents just looking for a bite and a pint. Located at the corner of 6th and Robert Martinez, the cozy bar offers 24 thoughtfully curated taps of quality craft beer, as well as a selection of wine available by the glass or bottle. The bar’s menu focuses on affordable gourmet comfort food, boasting specialties like shrimp mac n’ cheese, hanger steak with blue cheese chive compound butter and a confit duck sandwich with creamy fennel slaw. Add in the bar’s constantly rotating specials board, which features various flatbread pizzas, soups and specialty desserts, and Hi Hat’s food menu is just as noteworthy as the impressive craft beer selection the bar has made its name on. • Order: Housemade Pretzel and cheese fondue paired with a local brew. Ask your bartenders for a recommendation. • twitter.com/@hihatph • Hours: M Closed, T-Th 11:30am – 11pm, F 11:30am – 12:00am, Sat 11am – 12:00am, Sun 11am – 6pm

School House Pub by A Time to Kale
These days, most of us are out of school, so happy hour is the closest thing we have to recess. School House Pub is a grownup playground of eats, drinks, and cozy nooks to lounge in after a long day at work. They offer a playful theme (without being annoyingly theme-y), a solid and affordable food menu, friendly service, and a creative, accessible array of cocktails and craft brews. When it comes to a laid-back good time, School House earns an A+. • Order: Eat Your Greens Salad, Chilled Crab Club, and Mac N Cheese. It’s my go-to order and it never disappoints. (But it’s kind of a lot of food, so you should bring a friend.) • twitter.com/schoolhousepub • M-F 3pm – 12am, Sat 3pm – 1am • 512.469.7630

Whisler’s by OhSpooning
If you enjoy drinking in candle-lit historical buildings, look no further than Whisler’s in East Austin. This cocktail bar features bartenders who really know their stuff, from the history of bitters to how to make old-fashioned cocktails. With three bars and a food trailer named Dumpling Happiness outside, there’s no reason you can’t stay here for the long haul. There’s nice ambiance both inside and outside. The bar has plenty of tables, bar stools along the bar and seating on the patio. • Order: Noveau Western ($11) and Brown Derby ($9) • twitter.com/WhislersATX • Daily 4pm – 2am • 512.480.0781

Wright Bros Brew & Brew by Bitch Beer
If you haven’t made your way to the corner of East 5th and San Marcos to perk up or wind down, plan to pay a visit to Wright Bros Brew & Brew in the very immediate future. Owned and operated by brothers Matt and Grady Wright and Matthew Bolick, the part specialty coffee shop and part craft beer bar offers a comfortable, community-centric space to enjoy your beverage of choice no matter the time of day. Coffee connoisseurs enjoy lattes and mochas made with locally roasted Flat Track coffee or an espresso brewed with San Francisco beans, while beer fanatics drool over the 38 taps the brothers keep well-stocked with local favorites and rare seasonal suds. With events like bike crawls, special release firkins, and beer bashes chock-full of rare beers happening all the time, there is never not a reason to check in and brew with the bros. • Order: The Brew & Brew • twitter.com/TheBrewAndBrew Daily 7am – 12am • 512.493.0963

Mexican

Mr. Natural by Aneelee.
Tex-Mex is as much a way of life in Austin as tacos are. This goes for the vegetarian contingent in town as well. Mr. Natural offers your standard fare (enchiladas and such), but its best is at the cafeteria-style hot bar where daily specials offer more homestyle Tejano food that we are accustomed to chowing down on en casa. • Order: Best traditional taco salad in town. • M-Sat 8am – 8pm, Sun Closed • 512.477.5228

Porfirio’s tacos by Burger Mary
Tucked away behind the shadow of a convenience store, Porfirio’s is a strong contender for best breakfast tacos in Austin, and absolutely a contender for one of the cheapest feeds around. The menu is extensive but simple, and no doubt you’ll experiment to find your favorite flavor combo. Their fiery green salsa is something to get excited about. The carne guisada also has a solid reputation, plus they are one of the few places in town to offer fideo. • Order: the migas taco, with extra green salsa • M-Sat 6am – 1pm, Sun Closed • 512.476.5030

Veracruz Taco House
The first of two taco trailer locations on the eastside, Veracruz All Natural delivers something besides delicious tacos on fresh, homemade tortillas… they offer some healthier options as well! The vegetarian tacos are my favorite – the Reyna reigns, full of egg whites, spinach, carrots, avocado, pico de gallo, and cheese, and the migas taco is one of my favorite in town. Veggie quesadillas and tortas are also an option, in addition to classic steak, chicken fajita, barbacoa, and al pastor. They also offer a variety of fresh squeezed juices, aguas frescas, and smoothies, all set at very affordable prices. On Sunday, they serve their breakfast club menu in lieu of tacos, which features empanadas and plantains with cream, followed by traditional dishes like chilaquiles rojo or verdes, enchiladas de mole, and picadas de bistec or huevos. Be sure to try all three salsa options: creamy green sauce, the spicy orange, and the pico de gallo with generous chunks of avocado. • Order: The veggie-packed Reyna taco is a must (egg whites, spinach, carrots,avocado, pico de gallo, cheese), and the migas taco is also delicious. For lunch, try an al pastor or barbacoa torta. Make sure to try one of their fresh agua frescas or fresh-squeezed juice blends, and fill cups of all three of their delicious homemade salsas. Mon – Fri 11am – 2pm, 7pm – 10pm, Sat 6pm – 3am • 512.629.8238

Trailers

Capital City Bakery by Butterlust
Since 2011 Capital City Bakery has been helping Austinites satisfy their sweet tooth with a of variety delicious pastries, all made fresh daily and with organic ingredients when possible. The sugar baby of Kristen Davenport, this Cooking Channel featured bakery serves up cupcakes, cookie sandwiches, rice Krispie treats, cheesecake and other irresistible confections in crisp, white recycled paper boxes. And if that weren’t enough – everything is 100% vegan! • What to order: Cupcakes! Mint Chocolate Chip if there are any left!  twitter.com/capcitybakery • M-Sat 10am-7pm or until sold out, Sun Closed • 512.666.7437

King & Country Food Co. by Natalie Paramore
In true Austin fashion, you’d never know that this trailer was started by a chef hailing from a Michelin-starred restaurant. Expect exceptional coffee, biscuits and sandwiches. Enjoy these on the patio surrounding the trailer. They may be the only trailer in town that takes reservations for brunch, so be sure not to miss out. • Eat: BLT Egg Sandwich, Chorizo Benedict, Parmesan Grits  twitter.com/King_n_Country • W-F 9am – 2pm, Sat-Sun 11am – 3pm • 619.200.9888

Patrizi’s by The Fresh Mind
Patrizi’s is Austin’s most precious gift—gifted straight from the Italian gods. This food truck has recreated an intimate dining experience with a menu inspired by Nic Patrizi’s family recipes. It boasts simple but absolutely delicious Italian dishes that will please your palate and have you coming back for more. • Order: Pomodoro or Cacio e Pepe • twitter.com/PatrizisAustin • Daily 5pm – 11pm • 512.814.8579

Shhmaltz by What Jew Wanna Eat
Austin is known to have a booming food scene, but it’s more migas and BBQ than bagels and knishes. “Schmaltz,” which literally means chicken fat, may not be the first name you would think of for this vegetarian Jewish-style food truck, but their tasty sandwiches and sides you won’t soon forget. Owner Julia Hungerford grew up Jewish and meat-free in Knoxville, TN, but her love of vegetarian cuisine grew when she visited Israel at age 11. She evolves the menu as her tastes change interests. She makes her own kombucha in-house, and most of the recipes can be made vegan or gluten-free. Hungerford has also been playing around with raw recipes. • Order: Harvey Pekar Vegan Reuben, Art Spiegelman Patty Melt, Home-Brewed Kombucha, Pickle Sampler (House Made) twitter.com/shhmaltz • Sun-M Closed, T-Sat 12pm – 4pm • 512.529.1882

Tony’s Jamaican by epicuriosities

North

Asian

King Noodle by A is for Austin
Authentic Vietnamese noodle house hidden in Cedar Park. This is the real deal, offering huge bowls of noodles and vegetables with meat, seafood or tofu, all in a perfectly seasoned broth. Bring your appetite, but don’t worry about your wallet. The prices are as good as the flavors. • Order: Best Pho this side of Salt Lake City (maybe even this side of Vietnam!) • M-Sun 11am – 10pm • 512.219.0006

Soto by Sushi ATX
Soto Japanese Cuisine offers a one-of-a-kind dining experience by incorporating the senses of taste, smell and site in each dish. Guests relish the presentation of menu items such as fire salmon, hamachi toro tartare served on blocks of ice and fresh uni served in its shell. • Order: fire salmon, uni pasta, chefs choice sushi, Kawasaki lunch and the ginger Manhattan cocktail.  twitter.com/sotorestaurant • Lunch M-Sun 11am – 3pm; Dinner M-Th 5pm – 10pm, F 5pm – 11pm, Sat 3pm – 11pm, Sun 3pm – 9pm

Sunflower Vietnamese by Blinded by the Bite
Sunflower Vietnamese Restaurant, located just a few doors down from the ever popular Ramen Tatsu-ya, is my favorite Vietnamese restaurant in all of Austin. Run by a family originally from San Francisco, CA, they’re serving up authentic, delicious and inexpensive Vietnamese dishes and making me miss my home of San Francisco all in one bite! With many gluten-free dishes on the menu, Sunflower Vietnamese Restaurant hits it out of the proverbial ballpark and won’t disappoint, be it lunch or dinner you opt in for. Order: BBQ Pork Noodle Bowl,Vietnamese Crepe & Spring Rolls • M 10am – 9:30pm, T Closed, W-Sun 10am – 9:30pm

SWAD by AneeLee
It took me over 5 years to find this all-vegetarian gem in North Austin. It’s tucked away in a strip mall on far North Lamar and its distance from our cemented South-bound life is the only thing that keeps us from regular weekly visits. Its interior and fixings are as unassuming as the strip mall it calls home, but there is nothing modest about the South Indian flavors that explode with every bite taken. Order: Chhole Nan and the Thali Special • M-Th 11:30am – 9pm, F-Sun 11:30am – 9:30pm • 512.997.7923

Date Night

The Goodnight by Midnite Chef
The Village in North Austin (on Anderson Lane near Mo-Pac/Loop 1) has been slowly gaining interest and new businesses are moving in, steadily filling in the few remaining gaps. The Goodnight is one of the newer kids on the block and is perfect for a date night with your sweetie, or for meeting up with friends. A long, plentiful bar centers the dining area. Four billiard tables are flanked by two ping-pong tables in the rear and there are bowling lanes for adventurous types. The staff are friendly and the food is diligently prepared, although it’s pub grub — albeit tasty pub food. The menu includes many fried items, salads, burgers and hot sandwiches, plus a few entrees of the beef/chicken/fish sort. For a light snack I recommend the Chef’s Board, featuring Antonelli’s Cheese Shop and local nibbles. Vegetarians have a few options but are all heavy on carbs. The cheesesteak has moist meat on a soft roll. • Order: the Farmer’s Market Pizza • twitter.com/TheGoodnightATX • Sun-Th 11am – Midnight, F-Sat 11am – 2am  512.459.5000

Drinks/Happy Hour

Hanabi by Sushi ATX
Hanabi is a small locally-owned restaurant serving Japanese and Korean cuisine in the Allendale neighborhood. Hanabi’s happy hour is among the best in North Austin, offering high quality sushi, a selection of appetizers and excellent drink specials. • Happy Hour (Daily from 4:30pm – 6:30pm) Order: 72 Hours miso sake, happy hour priced nigiri and sake. • twitter.com/hanabiaustin M-W 11am – 10pm, Th-Sat 11am -10:30pm, Sun 12pm – 10pm • 512.407.9000

NoRTH by Caramelized Touch
Situated in the heart of the exquisite Domain outdoor shopping center, NoRTH and its unusually light Italian fare, revives worn out shoppers in the serene sun-lit space. You’ll be surrounded by happy hour go-ers, hip Austin businessmen and chic spenders. Next time you’re shopping or in need of a bite to eat with a chilled glass of white wine, grab a table here. • Happy Hour ( M-Th: 3pm – 6pm) Order: Zucca chips, Grilled artichokes, Seasonal vegetable salad (add salmon), Strozzapreti pasta • Lunch 11am – 4pm; Dinner M-Th 4pm – 10pm, F-Sat 4pm – 11pm, Sun 4pm – 9pm • 512.339.4400

Family-Friendly

Curly’s Carolina, Texas by Mike Galante
Curly’s Carolina, Texas, is a coming-together of two former Austin-area BBQ food trailers. Hall of Flame BBQ brings its old school Texas style while Curly’s Perfect Pig shows off its Carolina roots. The menu offers each style on its own as well as mash-ups combining the two for something you can’t find anywhere else. If you need help narrowing it down, for outstanding, traditional, “this-is-Texas” meat be sure to order the moist brisket. The pulled pork quesadilla, on the other hand, will make it clear exactly what makes Curly’s Carolina, Texas, special and worth coming back to. • Order: Keep it traditional – The moist brisket or Try something new – The pulled pork quesadilla • twitter.com/CurlysBBQ • M Closed, T-W 11am – 2pm, Th-Sat 11am – 7pm, Sun 11am – 5pm or until sold out • 512.537.9227

Greenhouse Craft Food by Red White and Blueberries
Way off the beaten path in Round Rock, this farm-to-table restaurant has a great atmosphere complete with a map of the local suppliers. Funky lighting and rustic furnishings are capped off with a bar stocked with local beer and wine. The salad is accompanied by house dressing and the burgers are big and juicy. Since its opening, people have flocked to this refreshing restaurant in Round Rock. • Order:  Hatch Chile White Bean Hummus, Local beer and wine, Local Burger with Sweet Potato Fries www.twitter.com/greenhousecf • M-F, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sun, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. • 512.366.5567

Japan Café by Breathe Eat Live
Japan Cafe is a Japanese Habachi style fast food, where they cook your food fresh right in front of you, as soon as you order. There are, I believe, 3-4 choices you can choose from: Teriyaki Beef, Chicken, Vegetable, or Pork. The plates usually come with steamed vegetables, choice of steamed or fried rice, and add-on of an egg roll if you’d like. They keep it real simple. • Order: Japan Cafe in Lakeline Mall: Teriyaki double order Chicken, steamed rice and vegetables. Approximately $7. • Fri 10 am – 9 pm • 512.257.8500

Texican Cafe by TX Kids Kitchen
Texican Café is an Austin local El Paso-style Mexican restaurant in North Austin. Families can enjoy an outside patio, yummy fajitas, happy hour specials, and of course the chips and salsa. This review contains our top picks on what to order and tips on how to keep your whole family entertained! • Order: Fajitas for One – Can be shared with 2 people for sure! Black or Charro Beans, Sour Cream Enchiladas, Chicken Soft Tacos, Breakfast Tacos – Egg, Bacon, and Cheese or Migas • twitter.com/texican_cafe •  M-Th, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.,  F 11am – 11pm, Sat 10am – 11pm, Sun 10am – 9pm • 512.506.9900

Mexican

Blue Corn Harvest by Red White and Blueberries
This fun joint in Cedar Park has a relaxed atmosphere with great live music, ample seating and an awesome patio for summertime sitting. Don’t let the strip center location fool you; these guys know margaritas and salsa. Some of the house favorites are pulled pork enchiladas and blue crab stuffed chicken. Local ingredients and family recipes make this farm-to-table Tex-Mex restaurant a shining star in the Northwest Austin area. • Order: Smooth strong ‘ritas and some of the best hot salsa around. • Lunch M-F 11am – 4pm; Sat-Sun (Brunch) 9am – 3pm; Dinner M-T 4pm – 9pm, W-F 4pm – 10pm, Sat 3pm – 10pm, Sun 3pm – 9pm • 512.528.0889

Rio Grande Tex-Mex by A is for Austin
Family owned and operated, Rio Grande Tex-Mex serves up Mexican favorites with a personal touch. No chain restaurant tastes here. This is the real thing. Head out for lunch, supper or a late night snack. Big servings, great service, good prices. • Order: Best Nachos in Austin • www.facebook.com/pages/Rio-Grande-Tex-Mex-Restaurant/127896973911030 •  M-Th 11am – 9:30pm, F 11am – 10:30pm, Sat 9am – 10:30pm, Sun 9am – 9pm

South

Coffee Shops & Quick Bites

Crema by Mad Sweet World
Crema is far more than the usual coffee house and bakery; it’s a neighborhood treasure. Go to Crema to pick up some coffee and a pastry or breakfast taco on your way to work. Go to Crema to relax with weekend brunch after a long, hard work week. Go to Crema to catch up with an old friend over lunch. Go to Crema to order a birthday cake for your favorite aunt. Whatever the reason, go to Crema! • Order: Crema is known for their cake balls, but the mini key lime cheesecake is cheesecake heaven. For breakfast, try their thick-sliced, custardy French toast. For lunch, try the grilled Caprese sandwich. Or follow Crema on Facebook or Twitter for their daily specials. • twitter.com/cremabakerycafe • M-Sat 7am – 9pm, Sun 7am – 6pm • 512.282.1300

Summermoon by Beyond Picket Fences
Beyond their delicious coffee and espresso drinks, Summermoon is a locally-owned family-run business. It makes me like them even more. They support other local businesses and sell a variety of baked goods, snacks, and healthy meals. • Order: Halfmoon Latte.  twitter.com/SipSummermoon • M-F 6am – 12am, Sat 8am – 10pm, Sun 8am – 8pm • 512.804.1665

Date Night

Dolce Neve by The Celiac Chronicles
Dolce Neve serves up delicious gelato that is made in-house and contains no preservatives, thickeners, artificial flavors or colors. They also use many locally-sourced seasonal ingredients, including organic milk from a local dairy. The shop carries the traditional Italian favorites (hazelnut, pistachio, chocolate, and stracciatella) but also have fun and interesting combinations that change with the seasons. Also available for purchase: gelato sandwiches, granitas, frozen Italian desserts, and espresso drinks. Order: try the Hazelnut and sample the seasonal flavors • M-F 11am – 10pm, Sat-Sun 11am – 12am • 512.804.5568

Elizabeth Street Cafe by Natalie Paramore
It’s all in the details at the French Vietnamese fusion restaurant. The Maguire Moorman group puts it’s signature details in this South First Street hotspot. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday, come for the noodles and stay for the cocktails. Dog-friendly patio. • Order: Eat: Shrimp & Avocado Spring Rolls, Chicken Meatball Pho, Singapore Noodles • Drink: Shady Blonde Punch, Iced Vietnamese Coffee • M-Sun 8am – 10:30pm • 512.291.2881

Lenoir by Kristi’s Farm to Table
Lenoir features dishes from global cuisines with similar climates to Austin, like the Mediterranean and Southeast Asia, on a regularly changing prix-fixe menu crafted by the husband and wife team of chefs Todd Duplechan and Jessica Maher. Enjoy a three-course meal in the charming dining room or relax in the wine garden for appetizers and drinks under the trees. • Order: Pick your three favorite courses from the four-section menu. Be sure to try any dish that features Chef Duplechan’s sour sausage or pho style broth and Chef Maher’s desserts featuring sherbet or sorbet. • twitter.com/lenoir • T-Sat 5pm – 10:30pm • 512.215.9778

Odd Duck by Tasty Touring
Odd Duck was one of the most popular and successful food trailers in Austin during the food truck boom of 2010 to early 2012. In December 2013, it reopened as a brick-and-mortar restaurant. While none of the menu items from the trailer appear on the current menu, the food is unmistakably Bryce Gilmore’s, with a focus on local ingredients and wood-fired dishes. The chefs go to local farmers’ markets every Saturday to find ingredients to feature in the ever-changing menu, and farmers also visit the restaurant throughout the week to drop off their latest harvests. • twitter.com/oddduckaustin • M-Th 11:30am – 2pm, 5pm – 10pm, F 11:30am – 2pm, 5pm – 11pm, Sat 5pm – 11pm, Sun 5pm – 11pm • 512.433.6521

Sway by Foodie is the New Forty
After many, many visits, I’ve yet to be disappointed by a meal at this Thai fusion hot spot. Their food is flavor-forward and expertly prepared. The best seats in the house — at the bar facing into the kitchen — are perfect for date night; if conversation lags, you can distract yourselves with the beautiful ballet of food preparation. Be sure to save room for dessert – the Thai tea affogato and jasmine tea panna cotta are two of my favorite sweet treats in town. • Order: The raw oysters. The jungle curry. The tiger cry. The son in law. The salt & pepper tofu. Dessert! • The raw oysters. The jungle curry. The tiger cry. The son in law. The salt & pepper tofu. Dessert! twitter.com/SwayThai • Sun-W 11am – 10pm, Th – Sat 11am – 11pm • 512.326.1999

Family Friendly

Asiana by Veggie Byte
Asiana is an Indian restaurant in Austin, Texas, south of the river. They offer table service and a wide variety of dishes from North and South India, as well as Indo-Chinese specialties. In a simple and clean atmosphere, you can enjoy delicious and freshly made food at reasonable prices. • Order: Gobi Manchurian • T-Th 11am – 2pm, 5pm-9:30pm, F 11am – 2pm, 5pm – 10pm, Sat 12pm – 3pm, 5pm – 10pm, Sun 12pm – 3pm, 5pm – 9:30pm • 512.445.3435

Cafe Malta by Slow Down and Savor
Café Malta should be your go-to place for delicious Mediterranean-inspired cuisine. Located on William Cannon in South Austin, Café Malta is perfect for groups and families. With exquisite dishes like their PEI mussels and Maltagliati pasta, there is something for everyone, even the little ones. The kids can have fun coloring all over their butcher paper-covered tables, while you can enjoy any number of their craft cocktails or draft beers. Café Malta is certainly an oasis of well-crafted meals and superb experiences. • Order: Bloody Mary, PEI Mussels, Maltagliati, Fettuccine Porcini, Chili Creme Brule • twitter.com/CafeMalta1 • M-Sun 11am – 10pm  512.853.9584

Mexican

Cabo Bob’s by No Satiation
Cabo Bob’s are masters of structural integrity, but they don’t cut corners on ingredients, either. The tortillas are made fresh in front of you. They serve three types of beans, including their Baja beans, which combine Anasazi beans, Cargamanto beans, navy beans, and black beans. Their salsas and guac are fresh. They make their own signature sauces like Ancho Rancho, Chipotle Crema and 66 Red Sauce. • twitter.com/cabobobs • M-Sat 10:30am – 9pm • 512.432.1111

El Chile Cafe y Cantina by The Celiac Chronicles
El Chile serves creative Tex-Mex-meets-modern-Mexican food in a fun, colorful atmosphere. They have awesome margaritas and offer happy hour every day from 3-6 pm. Gluten-free options are plentiful. • Sunday brunch. • twitter.com/elchilecafe • M 11am – 9pm, T-Sat 11am – 10pm, Sun 11am – 9pm • 512.401.3161

Hecho en Mexico by SAHMmelier
This family-owned Mexican restaurant in Southwest Austin is a great find with decor and staff that are warm and welcoming. They have some of the better mole I’ve had, and three kinds to choose from. You can’t go wrong with their stuffed poblanos. Both the Chile Relleno and the Chile en Nogada are fantastic. The have dozens of tequilas to choose from and even their house margarita “rocks.” • Order: Wide range of tequilas, Chile en Nogada, Mole, Chile Relleno • twitter.com/HECHOENMEXIC0 • M-Sun 9am – 10pm, 512.301.0060

Polvos by Out in Austin
People seem to love or hate Polvos Mexican Restaurant. Its chaotic decor and feel can be interpreted as “laziness” or upholding the “keep Austin weird tradition.” But, at the end of the day, it’s all about the food and Polvos is delicious. • Order: Enchiladas & Margaritas • twitter.com/PolvosAustin • M-Sun 7am – 11pm • 512.441.5446

Trailers

Gourdoughs by Butterlust
You’ll know you’ve found Gourdough’s when you spot the line stretching around the block and the smell of fried dough tickles your senses into submission. This popular South Austin trailer serves up over-sized, over-the-top, piping-hot doughnuts filled and topped with everything from fried chicken and honey butter, to cake batter and fudge icing – something to satisfy every sweet tooth! • Order: Mother Clucker, Miss Shortcake • twitter.com/gourdough • M-Th 10am – 12am, F 10am – 3am, Sat 8am – 3am, Sun 8am – 12am  512.707.1050

Picnik by The Celiac Chronicles
Picnik is Austin’s very first paleo/primal food trailer. Located on South Lamar, they offer ‘farm-to-trailer’ power-packed meals and grass-fed butter “lattes.” • Order: Grass-fed butter coffee • twitter.com/PicnikAustin • M-F 7am – 4pm, Sat 9am – 5pm  512.827.8356

Regal Ravioli by South Austin Foodie
Looking for a great food trailer experience where you can sit indoors or out? Need some comfort food? Check out Regal Ravioli for delicious homemade pasta and sauces. • Order: sweet potato gnocchi with bolognese sauce, beet ravioli with pecan pesto or sausage ravioli with gouda veloute sauce • twitter.com/RegalRavioli • M-F 12pm – 2pm, 6pm – 10, Sat 6pm – 10pm • 512.364.9752

West

BBQ

The Salt Lick by Full and Content
A short, winding drive from Austin through Hill Country oaks, leads to one of our state’s most famous barbecue joints, the Salt Lick in Driftwood. Offering a style distinctly different than what can be found in and around Austin at some of the other notable barbecue restaurants, the Salt Lick’s sauced and basted smoked meats prove that Texas is much too big to be defined by only one type of barbecue. It’s a topic that brews passionate loyalties, opinions, and discussions, but the hordes of people that visit the Salt Lick every day should be a testament to it’s popularity and significance within Texas barbecue culture. Waits can be long, but take a cooler and relax in the shade of the beautiful twisted oaks, then dig in. Try as much as you can of everything, and don’t shy away from their signature and delicious sauces. • Try a sampling of as many of the a-little-bit-sweet and a little-bit-smokey meats as possible. Dig into their signature vinegar slaw, ranch-style beans, and smashed potato salad. • Daily 11am–10pm

Casual Lunch/Quick Bite

baquette et chocolat by Cooking by Design
Baguette et Chocolate, an authentic French Bakery and Cafe stands alone in the small Uplands Shopping Center just off Bee Caves Road and a stones throw from HWY 71. Open in 2010 it has become one of Austin’s premier artisan French eateries offering breakfast, lunch and weekend brunch. Using all natural ingredients the menu has a wide range of traditional buckwheat salty (savory) and sweet crepes, salty baguette sandwiches, omelets, salads, pastry and macaroon. Fresh breads, like baguette and batard, are made and baked daily. • Order: Fresh Pastries, Crepes, Sandwiches

Noble Sandwiches by Kristi’s Farm to Table
To classify Noble Sandwiches a sandwich shop doesn’t do it justice. Yes, they serve sandwiches, but the ingredients are so well prepared with such care that the dishes are significantly better than your average sandwich. The shop serves breakfast and lunch daily and is well worth the drive to Northwest Austin. Their soon-to-open Burnet location will be a welcome addition to the local food scene. • For breakfast, try the chorizo and egg sandwich. For lunch, the smoked duck pastrami with Russian dressing or the Noble Pig, stacked high with spicy ham, pulled pork, provolone and bacon are favorites.

Texas Honey Ham Company by ATX Food News
Texas Honey Ham Company serves up breakfast and lunch to hungry Westlake crowds. The restaurant’s menu is heavily based on meats, but includes several delicious vegetarian options. Whether you order a ham salad sandwich, an egg white, jalapeño and baked potato hash taco, or a Pulled Pork Frito pie, your meal will be hearty and delectable. Locally owned by folks who simply want to “Feed the People”, Texas Honey Ham Company consistently dishes out flavorful and satisfying meals. • Order: Ham Salad Sandwich, Pulled Pork Frito Pie’  • twitter.com/texashoneyham • M – Sat 7am – 6pm, Sundays 8am – 2pm • 512.330-9888

Drinks/Happy Hour

Jack Allen’s Kitchen by Kitchen Concoctions
Jack Allen’s Kitchen focuses on farm to table, locally sourced Texas ingredients. The welcoming dinning room and open patio, not to mention attentive servers and bar staff, are perfect for happy hour patrons. Jack Allen’s Kitchen happy hour specials are served seven days a week and include drink specials, as well as half off all appetizers. Jack Allen’s Kitchen has a variety of unique and refreshing cocktails, featuring local Texas spirits and beers, to quench your thirst. Pull up a chair and order a custom cocktail, like the popular Mango-Habanero Rita, a slightly sweet margarita with a hint of heat that leaves you wanting more. Cocktails served with a plate of juicy Bacon Wrapped Texas Quail or BLT Sliders, with fried pork belly and house made pimiento cheese, is a Texas style happy hour that is sure to please. • Order: Mango-Habanero Rita, Bacon Wrapped Tezas Quail • twitter.com/jackallens • M – Th 11am – 10pm, F – Sat 11am – 11pm, Sun 10am – 10pm (Brunch 10am – 2pm) • Round Rock 512.215-0372/Oak Hill 512.852-8558

Family Friendly

Marye’s Gourmet Pizza by ATX Food News
Locally owned for nearly two decades, Marye’s Gourmet Pizza handcrafts their pizza sauces, dough and salad dressings to bring you the freshest of flavors. As many of their ingredients are sourced locally, the menu specials change with the seasons. Delectable pizza, salads, calzones and sandwiches grace their menu, including a garlicky Four Cheese Pizza that lures me back to order it time and again. Save room for dessert because in addition to baking their own cakes and cookies, Marye’s Gourmet Pizza offers homemade ice cream. • Four Cheese Pizza, homemade ice cream

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