2612 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/599-4052
Photo by John Anderson
This traditional Italian restaurant from husband-and-wife team chef Ian Thurwachter and chocolatier Krystal Craig emphasizes whole animal butchery and using every last scrap of produce.
The popular bakeshop and beer garden expands east with 15,000 square feet of outdoor space.
1501 E. Seventh, 512/839-8523
Belly up to the lunch counter for homemade migas, tacos, and award-winning menudo, then step up to the pastry counter for piedras, novias, cemitas, and capirotada. The American choices draw raves, as well.
2305 E. Seventh, 512/472-0017
Offering catering and delivery as well as serving out of Wright Bros. Brew & Brew, Rosen's keeps it classic but adds some clever twists to the typical bagel/spread combo, like lime-poblano-scallion schmear or a veggie sandwich with sun-dried tomato tapenade.
500 San Marcos St. #105, 785/235-2777