The cream has risen to the Crust, which takes first place in this category. Hats off to Sweetish Hill and Texas French Bread for a competitive showing.
Also known as "the plate lick," still holding the brass ring that they took away from long-time winner aka County Line.
Power breakfasts for those on the run with recently added screwdrivers and mimosas for the lingering set.
Kerbey Lane Cafe
3704 Kerbey, 512/451-1436
13435 Hwy. 183 N. #415, 512/258-7757
2606 Guadalupe, 512/477-5717
4301 W. William Cannon, 512/899-1500
3003 S. Lamar, 512/445-4451
2120 N. Mays, Round Rock, 512/879-2827
701 Capital of TX Hwy. S., 512/879-2820
Word of Mouth is the city's upscale caterer and has been so for several years. They've recently moved into the old Run-Tex building at 12th & Lamar, and by the beginning of next year should have a gourmet take-out business opening in the old Amandine's location.
Chez Zee pastry chef Corey Harris came to Austin two years ago inheriting the stellar dessert tradition of Chez Fred but has consistently upped the quality of that tradition to a higher level; check out her Truffle Cheesecake or Key Lime Pie, among many others, to find out why.
An eclectic mix of the organic, exotic, and basic, mixed with just plain friendliness, redefined the grocery shopping experience.
Compare T-Cloud's seemingly simple recipe to Kim Phung's mysterious and mystifying kitchen. Both are fantastic and fantastically low-priced.
Their jingle gets more play than the Wallflowers, but it's those killer subs that keep 'em drifting back.
ThunderCloud Subs #10, 903 W. 12th, 512/322-0154
ThunderCloud Subs #1, 1608 Lavaca, 512/478-3281
ThunderCloud Subs #3, 3200 Guadalupe, 512/452-5010
ThunderCloud Subs #2, 201 E. Riverside, 512/441-5331
ThunderCloud Subs #11, 2521 Rutland, 512/835-6458
ThunderCloud Subs #14, 3201 Bee Caves Rd., 512/328-2114
ThunderCloud Subs #151, 2300 Lohmans Spur, 512/263-1620
ThunderCloud Subs #17, 5401 Burnet Rd., 512/467-9438
ThunderCloud Subs #18, 13776 Hwy. 183 N. #152, 512/258-9145
ThunderCloud Subs #19, 1807 W. Slaughter, 512/282-2255
ThunderCloud Subs #21, 1010 S. Lamar, 512/443-0888
ThunderCloud Subs #5, 7930 Burnet Rd., 512/451-0027
ThunderCloud Subs #6, 2308 Lake Austin Blvd., 512/479-6504
ThunderCloud Subs #7, 10000 Research #137, 512/345-8186
ThunderCloud Subs #8, 2801-B S. Lamar, 512/443-0960
ThunderCloud Subs #9, 2021 E. Riverside, 512/445-4163
ThunderCloud Subs #20, 1110-D N. I-35, Round Rock, 512/244-2468
ThunderCloud Subs #28, 6920 FM 620 N., 512/335-3663
ThunderCloud Subs #31, 2500 W. Parmer #160, 512/255-2013
6501 Hwy. 290 E., 512/451-5830
They're young, good looking, and downright kind. It's no wonder they won, but perhaps their retro red shirts swayed the vote for some readers.
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