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East Side Show Room

Southern/Down-Home | $$

1100 E. Sixth
Austin, 78702
512/467-4280
Hours: Sun.-Fri., 5pm-12mid; Sat., 5pm-1am
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".

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  • East Side Show Room

    East Side Show Room may become a victim of its own popularity

    Rachel Feit, 2010-01-28

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  • 2012: Readers Best Cocktail Menu
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  • 2010: Readers Best Bar Ambience
  • 2010: Readers Best Cocktail Menu

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