This Guadalupe mainstay has been serving French-inspired pub fare and just about any craft brew (kombucha included) your heart desires since 2011. Seamlessly flowing from wooden communal benches near the bar to romantic nooks tucked behind black fringe and velour to a high-ceilinged screenwriting class meeting ground, the space is as accommodating as the menu and service. Order a sour beer and moules-frites.
When talking about foods that define the Southern culinary experience, you’ll likely receive a variety of opinions. But there’s nothing more Southern than a good biscuit – and Olamaie nails it. In fact, they’re so good there’s a whole tab on their website dedicated to biscuits. Once you get past the fluffy buttery perfection, the local-forward menu offers an upscale take on classics, including hush puppies, tomato pie, and sorghum-brined pork chops.
1610 San Antonio St.
Since 1981, Texas French Bread has been linking Austinites with European bistro culture. With fresh takes on recipes that savor of Mediterranean fare, there is sure to be a fresh-baked baguette alongside every dish for a bite of authenticity.
2900 Rio Grande
Vegetarians and spice lovers rejoice when they walk into the sumptuous, aromatic interior of the Clay Pit. Although sticklers for authenticity may disagree, this restaurant has elevated Indian cuisine for Austin. If you’re around for lunch, make sure to check out their buffet, where you can indulge for a very economical price. Inducted in 2018.
The Detroit Tigers may be in a rebuilding phase this season (fingers crossed!), but this Detroit-style pizza has enraptured Austin since the Hunt brothers’ first trailer opened in 2011. The cheesy, crunchy, thick signature squares topped with just the right amount of marinara are to credit for their now legendary winning streak, but the thinner bar-style pies will also have you happy-heckling the kitchen. Don’t skip their bonkers pizza collaborations featuring special toppings like Garbo’s lobster, la Barbecue’s cold-smoked ham, and Michi’s ramen. And if you don’t end up with meatballs on your pizza (do it), grab the appetizer version before you succumb to all the cheese. Bonus points for a seriously solid gluten-free crust. Inducted in 2019.
3016 Guadalupe #100
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