John Anderson

RESTAURANT
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Little Barrel and Brown

American Cafe | $$$

1716 S. Congress
Austin, 78704
512/582-1229
Hours: Mon.-Wed., 5-10pm Thu.-Fri., 5-11pm; Sat., 4-11pm; Sun., 10:30am-3pm
Chicken steeped in buttermilk and fried; excellent risotto with forest mushrooms and spinach; and buttered cornbread for dessert await you here.

chronicle reviews

  • Cold Comfort

    Little Barrel and Brown is still warming up

    Melanie Haupt, 2014-03-27

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