photo by John Anderson

Hestia

The sultry dining room’s 20-foot custom hearth exalts the eponymous Greek goddess at this Emmer & Rye sibling restaurant. Smoky flavors abound, and bright bites like rockfish crudo with smoked blackberry pair with expert-level transformations of fresh and foraged produce – an umami crown jewel is the lion’s mane mushroom with blackened koji and charcoal. Hestia’s draw is a soulful atmosphere, and, of course, Tavel Bristol-Joseph’s striking kakigōri.

607 W. Third
512/333-0737
hestiaaustin.com

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