THERE WERE TIMES DURING THE LAST YEAR where the Austin restaurant scene felt like a giant, iridescent soap bubble. Good restaurants, some sure to make it onto our First Plates list, were closing at an unprecedented rate. It seemed like I was always mentally reorganizing my Top 10 list as first Congress and laV, and then Gardner closed. It was scary for a while. It seemed like everything was about to pop. ... MORE

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