Everything from Chef Jesse Griffiths' unassuming hotspot is local, even the tea. Expect the choicest cuts of meat, just out of the water seafood, and barely harvested vegetables. The service is as adept as the kitchen.
2406 Manor Rd., 512/524-0688
The vinaigrette-dressed beet and barley salad, tossed with mint and pumpkin seeds is inspired simplicity. Move on to luscious house-cured charcuterie. Finish up with a puckery lemon bar.
2307 Hancock, 512/371-6840
In addition to the old favorites, several varieties of presmoked meats are offered, or take home uncooked, stuffed and breaded chicken breasts, crab cakes, or marinated meats.
1221 West Lynn, 512/477-3945