Trace at the W Hotel
200 Lavaca, 512/542-3660
photo by John Anderson
You know any restaurant with its own on-staff forager will make innovative use of farm-to-table ingredients, and Trace doesn't disappoint. The menu changes with the seasons; our reviewer loved the risotto.
Food so local it could run for City Council
Kate Thornberry, April 7, 2011
Located inside the Downtown DoubleTree Suites, the cafe serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily.
303 W. 15th
Celebrating sausage on Rainey Street, this place has become a neighborhood staple. Sure, the ample and often unexpected selections of sausage are responsible, but don't forget the creative specials, such as fried chicken sausage atop creamy mashed potatoes.
79 Rainey, 512/386-1656
The best meal to have here is Sunday brunch. The steak and eggs are just that, a decent-sized rib eye and a couple of eggs, all cooked precisely to order. All seats are alfresco.
340 E. Second, 512/428-5796