The Clay Pit
1601 Guadalupe, Austin, 78701, 512/322-5131
Hours: Lunch: Mon.-Fri., 11am-2:30pm; Sat.-Sun., noon-3pm; Dinner: Sun.-Thu., 5pm-10pm; Fri.-Sat., 5pm-11pm
Simple but sophisticated, the menu here is best described as contemporary Indian cuisine, pairing traditional Indian techniques and flavors with the less-expected such as mussels and salmon.
We like the goat combo on rice and lentils with a side of decadent rice pudding. But the hara bhara, or "green" chicken served with a thick, spicy sauce, is worth your while as well.
2100-B Guadalupe, 512/215-0307