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Best New Instagram Opportunity: Irene's

Best New Instagram Opportunity: Irene's
PHOTO BY David Brendan Hall

Yes, yes. Austin loves you so much, and, despite your shortcomings, considers you her butter half. But she might start getting jealous if she sees one more photo of you and Irene. The hedge wall with the pink neon sign in front of the ELM Group's latest restaurant proved to be this summer's can't-skip snap. Bearded dudes, naifs in floppy hats, wandering toddlers, and even hard-drinking grandmas all stopped to strike a pose. How's that for a signature?

506 West Ave, 512/298-0853 www.irenesaustin.com

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