The Austin Chronicle Restaurant Poll

1997 Critics Picks

Best Appetizers

Manuel's Campechana and Crab Nachos, Seared Yellowfin Tuna with wasabi-ginger tamarind & passion fruit sauce at Cafe Josie

Best Do-It-Yourself Vegetarian

Mongolian BBQ A&S

Best Turkey Sandwich

Triple Decker Turkey & Swiss "Sloppy Joe" at NeWorlDeli

Best Roast Beef Sandwich

Little Deli & Pizzeria

Ed Ward Memorial Chicken Sandwich Award

Phoenicia Bakery & Deli

Best Soft-Scrambled Eggs

HighLife Cafe

Best Tofu Dish

Vegetarian Wrap at Snow Pea

Best Baguette & Biscotti

Bread Alone

Best Chicken-Fried Anything

Cafe 290

Best Comfort Food Cafeteria-Style

Dot's Place

Best New Take On An Existing Restaurant

Brio Vista

Best Classy Lunch Counter

34th Street Cafe

Best Coffee By The Bean

Anderson's Coffee Co.

Best Enchiladas

Enchiladas Rojas at El Sol y la Luna

Best Chicken Dish

Pollo en Pipian at Fonda San Miguel

Best Bargain

Fortune Pho 75

Best Fast Food

La Salsa in the Village Market

Best Brunch Menu (Not Buffet)

Zoot

Best Wine List For Domestic Bargains

Castle Hill Cafe

Best Wine List For French Bargains

Jean-Luc's Bistro

Best Wine List For Variety By The Glass

Zoot

Best Chile Dish

Z'Tejas Smoked Chile Relleno

Best Chips & Hot Sauce Selection

Evita's Botanitas

Best BBQ

Sam's BBQ

Best Burger

Dirty Martin's D.H. Special

Best Salad

Bitter End's Mixed Field Greens with Wood Smoked Chicken

Best Cornbread

Threadgill's

Best Bagels

Bagel Manufactory

Best Sushi

Musashino Sushi Dokoro

Best Finger Foods

Empanada Parlour

Best Restaurant Ice Creams

Guinness Ice Cream at Fadó, Coffee Biscotti Ice Cream at Fonda San Miguel

Best Year-Round Soup Selection

Eastside Cafe

Best Soup

Thai Kitchen's Chicken Lemongrass Soup

Best Pizza, Southside

Aljon's Pizza

Best Pizza, Northside

Reale's Pizza & Cafe

Best Game Dish

Venison Backstrap stuffed with Lobster at Hudson's on the Bend

Best Seafood Dish

Ararat's Salmon in Grape Leaves

Best Migas

Migas Especiales con Hongos at Las Manitas Avenue Cafe

Best Everday Interior Mexican

Curra's Grill

Best Italian Subs

Roscoe's

Best Vegetable Dish

Szechwan String Beans at Suzi's China Grill

Best American

Shoreline Grill

Best Vegetarian

Mr. Natural

Best New Natural Foods

Fresh Planet Cafe

Best New Restaurant

Bertram's with Miguel Ravago

Best Patio

Z'Tejas

Best French Food & Atmosphere

Jean-Luc's Bistro

Restaurant We Wish Were Still Open

Nahtrang, Hyde Park Bakery

Best Restaurants Within 60 Miles

Poot Thai, Broussard's Cajun Cafe in Cedar Park

Best Daily Buffet

Marco Polo Restaurant

Best Late Night

Star Seeds Cafe

Best Place To Take Kids For Real Food

Hang Town Grill

Best Place For Family Food & Entertainment

Central Market

Best Place To Get Your Parents To Take You

Hudson's on the Bend

Best Delivery

Midnight Tacos

Best Dim Sum

Rainbow Seafood Restaurant

Best Takeout

Cook's Night Out, Lilly & Co

Best Local Beer

Hefeweissen at Waterloo Brewing Co.

Best Dessert

Castle Hill Cafe's New Orleans Style Banana Bread Pudding with Caramelized Espresso Bourbon Sauce

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