Imagine a piece of fried chicken sealed in a thick, brown crust seasoned with a combination of 17 spices, on top of a buttery, light-as-air homemade waffle.
The chicken is tender and juicy, the breading perfectly crisp, and it washes down well with a Juicy Lucy frozen watermelon margarita or the spicy Bee Sting. Like being at an impeccably curated picnic.
Fans and regulars of Madam Mam's are nearly always borderline obsessed with the restaurant, but who can blame them? The food is divine and very affordable. All the authentic Thai homestyle dishes served are "Mam"'s family recipes. Try the restorative Tom Kha, coconut soup with chicken, the definitive Thai Beef Salad, and the fiery, sinus-clearing Pad Cha Catfish, and you'll be hooked.
Drop by this chain to eat in or take out; the ingredients are fresh, and the service is great.
This market/restaurant from Houston's Mandola clan attracts crowds with imported Italian deli meats and cheeses, fresh-baked rustic breads and pastries, and homemade gelatos and sorbettos. Enjoy well-selected wines by the bottle or the glass and prepared foods to eat in the cavernous, crowded dining room or to take out.
This inviting little spot offers quality sushi and sashimi at reasonable prices, as well as noodle bowls, teriyaki, bento boxes, and tempura. Keen attention to detail makes this a place to remember.
Turkish-born Nikki Kaya is the chef, and she is a chemical engineer in nutritional analysis by trade. The pita wraps come stuffed with lamb and beef, or chicken, and are generously filled with lettuce, tomato, sautéed onions, feta, jalapeños, and tart tatziki sauce. Pies include spinach, and grass-fed meat that uses new potatoes, and onion, wrapped in a crunchy pastry pillow. Don't miss the beet salad.
Fast-casual Mediterranean restaurant offers a build-your-own pita/bowl concept.
The aromas that greet you at the door of this authentic Mexican bakery do not lie. The breads, rolls, cookies, and pastries are the stuff of sweet dreams.
Starting as a food truck, this place takes on a brick-and-mortar business competing admirably against Austin's other ramen contenders. Housemade gyoza, Chashu Don of roast pork and rice, among other deviations, make this spot more than a one-trick pony.
This restaurant serves delicious, homestyle, traditional Korean in a cozy spot that's open late. Look for big portions of authentic flavors, unique panchan items, and some dishes you won't find anywhere else in town.
A welcoming vegetarian refuge since 1979, the meatless menu presents a mix of Southern and Tex-Mex options, including a selection of soups, salads, and heartier fare.
Roll up to the window, place your order, and munch on a delicious hot one that sags from the hand while you wait. Don't have a cardiac on the way home.
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