This fast-casual dining, Asian stir-fry concept makes its way to the ATX.
Armed with a wealth of cherished family recipes for fresh, home-style Cuban cuisine, the menu's opening salvo may be Masas fritas, or chunks of mojo criollo-marinated pork fried in lard, golden outside and succulent within. Lechon asado gets the same marinade and hours in a slow oven until it gets so tender it melts in your mouth. Pollo al horno is a marinated chicken leg quarter that is roasted with onion and red bell peppers, turning it moist and juicy.
This restaurant is spare in decor but meticulously clean. The menu features a mix of Vietnamese noodle-house items, from appetizers to pho, bun, and rice plates, with a smattering of Chinese stir-fries thrown in for the timid or uninformed.
A mix of popular Chinese dishes complements its Vietnamese menu. It really shines with the blackboard Vietnamese specials, particularly the vegetarian dishes.
Hill's Cafe has been around (off and on) since 1947 and is well-known not just for its chicken-fried steak and barbecue but for some big music in a small space.
Located inside the Garfield Public Library, this place is the unlikely source of the best chicken-fried steak and onion rings around. Check out the ethereal chicken-fried steak and the Angus hamburger steak in brown onion gravy. Don't forget to stop by for breakfast.
At this welcome South Austin branch of the venerable neighborhood institution, the coziness of the original is replaced with a sleek sensibility. The menu is identical, it includes the legendary fries.
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