LOCATIONS

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.
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  • Wed., March 3, 5:30pm and Wed., March 10, 5:30pm
    Ruel Thomas

Chronicle Reviews

Trace at the W Hotel

Food so local it could run for City Council

Kate Thornberry, April 7, 2011

First Plates Awards

More: American Cafes, Downtown

15th Street Cafe

Located inside the Downtown DoubleTree Suites, the cafe serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily.

303 W. 15th, 512/478-7000

Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden

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

Barley Bean

This Austin born-and-bred coffee roasting and retail business serves artisanal coffee, smoothies and vegetable squeezes, and a variety of breakfast tacos, panini, wraps, and more in the cafe.

303 Colorado #100, 512/220-2326

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