91 Rainey #120, 512/731-1411
Hours: Sun., 11am-10pm; Mon.-Thu., 11:30am-10:30pm; Fri., 11:30am-12mid; Sat., 11am-12mid
This restaurant is ground zero for the small-plate craze. You'll find a great wine list, but it's the rainbow of cocktails that is truly inspired. The generously portioned entrées include crispy firecracker shrimp, lo mein, and the Imperia 10 Treasures fried rice.
310 Colorado, 512/472-6770
Drop by this chain to eat in or take out; the ingredients are fresh, and the service is great.
100 Colorado Ste. C-100, 512/637-6774
This place mashes up fresh and hyper-flavorful Southwestern and pan-Asian ingredients in the best way. Wake up the taste buds with a pad thai taco.
5520 Burnet Rd. #100, 512/330-4439