Food & Drink
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2018 Critics Picks

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New Restaurant (Est. 2018)

“The brisket here is so freaking good, I think I yelled at it the first time I ate it.” Megan Reardon

Loro
2115 S. Lamar
512/916-4858
www.loroaustin.com

Established Restaurant

“If this place ever shuts down, I know it’s time to move out of Austin.” Molly Coffman

Bouldin Creek Cafe
1900 S. First
512/416-1601
www.bouldincreek.com

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Chef

“Everything Tyson touches is gold.” Ricki Joshi

Loro
2115 S. Lamar
512/916-4858
www.loroaustin.com

Uchi
801 S. Lamar
512/916-4808
www.uchiaustin.com

Uchiko
4200 N. Lamar #140
512/916-4808
uchikoaustin.com

Sous Chef

“Love this guy.” Rebecca Hume

Barley Swine
6555 Burnet Rd. #400
512/394-8150
www.barleyswine.com

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Photo by Todd V. Wolfson

Pastry Chef

“NO SHAME: I go to Launderette and order every one of their desserts and call it dinner.” Kate Meehan

Launderette
2115 Holly
512/382-1599
www.launderetteaustin.com

Late-Night Dining

“No matter what you're craving or when you're craving it, you can probably scratch that itch here. Also, Cowboy Queso and sweet potato fries will change your life.” Jeffrey Ullrich

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
www.kerbeylanecafe.com

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Photo by John Anderson

Delivery

“Fast, friendly, a killer crust, plus a huge supporter of nonprofits.” Ted Branson

East Side Pies
1401-B Rosewood, 512/524-0933
5312-G Airport, 512/454-7437
1809 W. Anderson #1, 512/467-8900
13265-B Hwy. 183 N., 512/488-9585
www.eastsidepies.com

Drive-Through

“Doesn't matter which store you visit – P. Terry's has the friendliest drive-through workers around.” Danielle Fifer

P. Terry's Burger Stand
404 S. Lamar, 512/473-2217
3303 N. Lamar, 512/371-9975
4228 W. William Cannon, 512/358-0380
515 Congress #130, 512/473-8722
8515 Burnet Rd., 512/420-9242
3311 RR 620 S., 512/263-9433
204 W. Ben White, 512/462-4998
12301 N. Mopac, 512/719-4810
12018 Research, 512/257-0990
701 Capital of TX Hwy. S., Bldg. H, 512/306-0779
www.pterrys.com

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Patio

“I have told my wife that at my funeral I want my eulogy to be, 'He's gone up to that big Spider House in the sky.'” Golden Wade Powell

Spider House Patio Bar & Cafe
2908 Fruth
512/480-9562
www.spiderhouse.com

Brewery

“Not only the best beers, but one of the funnest, employee-forward companies you will ever find. They fight every day for better beer, better brewers' quality of life, and better breweries' rights for all Texans.” Derek Hodges

Austin Beerworks
3009 Industrial Terrace
512/821-2494
www.austinbeerworks.com

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Distillery

“Deep Eddy is the best in the biz. Delicious flavors that mix with anything, or nothing at all. Staff is some of the nicest around and their swag is unparalleled. Deep Eddy for the win all day, every day!!” Sandy MacDonald

Deep Eddy Vodka Distillery and Tasting Room
2250 Hwy. 290 E.
Dripping Springs
512/994-3534
www.deepeddyvodka.com

Food Truck

“The migas tacos deserve every bit of acclaim they have received. Add a watermelon agua fresca and that is some truly good eating.” Renee Babcock

Veracruz All Natural
1704 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/981-1760
4208 Manchaca Rd., 512/629-8238
2711 La Frontera Blvd. #320, Round Rock, 512/388-6595
9003 Waterford Centre Blvd. #180, 512/363-5917
www.veracruzallnatural.com

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Coffee Shop

“It's not just the coffee: It's the food trucks, live music, welcoming staff, and layout.” Jack Langworthy

Radio Coffee & Beer
4204 Manchaca Rd.
512/394-7844
www.radiocoffeeandbeer.com

Breakfast

“The migas with queso on top and a side of pancakes is my cure-all.” Tyson Bird

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
www.kerbeylanecafe.com

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photo by John Anderson

Weekend Brunch

“Bloody Mary & pimento cheese!!!!” Brandy McKinney

Jack Allen's Kitchen
7720 Hwy. 71 W., 512/852-8558
3600 Capital of TX Hwy. N., 512/351-9399
www.jackallenskitchen.com

Bakery

“Bread bread bread bread bread beer.” Lauren Walker

Easy Tiger
709 E. Sixth, 512/614-4972
The Linc, 6406 N. I-35
www.easytigerusa.com

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Fine Dining

“Nothing sexier than hot-rock-seared meat.” Doray Sitko

Uchi
801 S. Lamar
512/916-4808
www.uchiaustin.com

Steak

“They have great steaks at a great value, and the classic old-Texas vibe just feels right.” Tricia Gantt

Austin Land & Cattle Company
1205 N. Lamar
512/472-1813
alcsteaks.com

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Vegan/Vegetarian

“Make a believer out of a meat eater.” Eric Quitugua

Bouldin Creek Cafe
1900 S. First
512/416-1601
www.bouldincreek.com

Pizza

“I didn't know how much I loved Detroit-style pizza ’til I went to Via 313. Wait, it’s terrible. Don’t go there. (Leave it all for me.)” Dianne Harwood

Via 313
1111 E. Sixth, 512/939-1927
61 Rainey, 512/609-9405
6705 Hwy. 290 #503, 512/584-8084
3016 Guadalupe #100, 512/358-6193
via313.com

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Photo by John Anderson

Burger

“After you survive the line, you'll be starving enough to order anything. Luckily, it's all fantastic.” Mason Tate

Hopdoddy Burger Bar
1400 S. Congress Ste. A-190, 512/243-7505
2438-A W. Anderson, 512/467-2337
4615 N. Lamar #307, 512/335-2337
2600 Hoppe Trail, Round Rock, 512/310-2337
www.hopdoddy.com

Tacos

“They had a LOBSTER taco this year, y'all! LOBSTER! And it was delicious! First of every month, first thing I do is check the taco of the month.” Eve Richter

Torchy's Tacos
2801 Guadalupe, 512/494-8226
2809 S. First, 512/444-0300
4301 W. William Cannon, 512/514-0767
4211 Spicewood Springs, 512/291-7277
1468 E. Whitestone, Cedar Park, 512/337-0997
5119 Burnet Rd., 512/382-0823
3005 S. Lamar, 512/614-1832
11521 FM 620 N., 512/381-8226
1801 E. 51st, 512/322-2411
301 N. Guadalupe, San Marcos, 512/757-8888
2150 E. Palm Valley, Round Rock, 512/381-0173
1822 S. Congress, 512/916-9025
1945 Medical, Lakeway, 512/975-3240
166 Hargraves, 737/717-6952
www.torchystacos.com

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Photo by John Anderson

Barbecue

“When I went there for the first time, I soooo wanted to be like, 'Pshaw, naw, not worth the wait, lemme be a hipster local and tell you the REAL good spot,' but … like tbh it is the best? So. Here we are.” Isobel Ikard

Franklin Barbecue
900 E. 11th
512/653-1187
www.franklinbarbecue.com

Noodles/Ramen

“It's my last meal before a trip and my first meal home.” Nicole Nguyen

Ramen Tatsu-Ya
8557 Research #126
1234 S. Lamar
1600 E. Sixth
ramen-tatsuya.com

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Sushi

“It's astounding that sushi like this can be found in Central Texas.” Carolyn Rodon

Uchi
801 S. Lamar
512/916-4808
www.uchiaustin.com

Italian

“Their bread was the reason I had to go keto!” Amy Jeffrey

Mandola's Italian Kitchen
4700 W. Guadalupe #12, 512/419-9700
12815 Shops Pkwy. #400, Bee Cave, 512/600-8500
4301 W. William Cannon Ste. E-1, 512/524-2222
12100 W. Parmer #200, Cedar Park, 512/879-1450
www.mandolas.com

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Ice Cream/Frozen Treats

“What other ice cream shop will exchange free toppings for obscure movie quote knowledge?” Cara Rogerson

Amy's Ice Creams
1012 W. Sixth, 512/480-0673
3500 Guadalupe, 512/458-6895
2805 Bee Caves Rd. #416, 512/328-2697
10000 Research #140, 512/345-1006
ABIA: Amy's Ice Creams, 3600 Presidential #20, 512/530-2918
1301 S. Congress, 512/440-7488
4477 S. Lamar #790, 512/891-0573
13265 Hwy. 183 N., 512/918-2697
5624 Burnet Rd., 512/538-2697
9600 S. I-35 Ste. 400-C, 512/282-2697
13420 Galleria Cir. Ste. 140-A, 512/263-2903
2901 S. Lamar, 512/447-2697
www.amysicecreams.com

Desserts

“I drove in the Memorial Day floods to eat their cookies. That should be an indicator.” Joseph Poenisch

Quack's 43rd Street Bakery
411 E. 43rd
512/453-3399
www.quacksbakery.com

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Service

“I thought I was a famous person for a moment.” Todd Gresley

Odd Duck
1201 S. Lamar
512/433-6521
www.oddduckaustin.com

Cheap Date

“Tacos = Love. Keeping dates going in Austin for years ♡” Darcy Valentine

Torchy's Tacos
2801 Guadalupe, 512/494-8226
2809 S. First, 512/444-0300
4301 W. William Cannon, 512/514-0767
4211 Spicewood Springs, 512/291-7277
1468 E. Whitestone, Cedar Park, 512/337-0997
5119 Burnet Rd., 512/382-0823
3005 S. Lamar, 512/614-1832
11521 FM 620 N., 512/381-8226
1801 E. 51st, 512/322-2411
301 N. Guadalupe, San Marcos, 512/757-8888
2150 E. Palm Valley, Round Rock, 512/381-0173
1822 S. Congress, 512/916-9025
1945 Medical, Lakeway, 512/975-3240
166 Hargraves, 737/717-6952
www.torchystacos.com

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Photo by John Anderson

Wild Card

“Two words: CAULIFLOWER TOTS.” Kathryn Janda

Better Half Coffee & Cocktails
406 Walsh
512/645-0786
www.betterhalfbar.com

 
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