LOCATIONS

Cherry Creek Catfish Restaurant

5712 Manchaca Rd.
Austin, 78745
512/440-8810
Hours: Sun.-Thu., 11am-9pm; Fri.-Sat., 11am-10pm
is a comfortable family restaurant with something on the menu to please everyone. Try the fried green tomatoes.

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Broken Spoke

When you need your Lone Star cold, your chicken-fried steak hot, and the ghost of Ernest Tubb on your shoulder, the Spoke is it.

3201 S. Lamar, 512/442-6189

East 12th Kafe

Locals who lament the scarcity of down-home dinettes these days, who search for that perfect platter of "meat and two", should take heart. The former home of Sallie's, just such a beloved joint, is now polished up and slinging three hots, seven days a week. Great folks, good food, go there.

4140 E. 12th, 512/926-4140

East Side Show Room

It's been around for a few years, but still feels like a discovery. Look for upscale soul cooking, e.g., curried grits and greens, sweet pulled pork, and grass-fed short ribs. All ingredients are locally grown, and the condiments are all made in-house. The fresh juice cocktails go down nicely in an atmosphere described as "silent movie house meets Speakeasy".

1100 E. Sixth, 512/467-4280

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