At this counter-service eatery located in the Austin Central Library, Chef Drew Curren of ELM Restaurant Group uses recipes from inspirational cookbooks, with a focus on the South and Mexico. The menus change seasonally and often incorporate local farm-to-table ingredients.
The vinaigrette-dressed beet and barley salad, tossed with mint and pumpkin seeds is inspired simplicity. Move on to luscious house-cured charcuterie.
With more than 20 sandwiches and daily specials to choose from, lunch at this friendly neighborhood deli will always turn up something new and interesting.
In addition to the old favorites, several varieties of presmoked meats are offered, or take home uncooked, stuffed and breaded chicken breasts, crab cakes, or marinated meats.
This counter-service, casual farm-to-table restaurant in the suburbs of Round Rock serves a menu made up of of locally-sourced ingredients.
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 Manor Road pub is geared toward sandwich-loving beer drinkers, and claims fame for fantastic poutine, a Canadian dish featuring french fries topped with cheese curds and drenched in gravy.
The sandwich selection ranges from traditional deli to wraps and pita pockets, including special menu sections dedicated to heart-healthy and kids' choices. No corn syrup here!
Baked goods aren't just for breakfast anymore. You'll find an extensive menu at this popular spot featuring pizza, pasta, burgers, and more.
East Coast oysters are plump and mild, and the tuna ceviche is bright from kabosu and ginger. A burrata panzanella is unorthodox but shows range. The Grilled Little Gem deconstructs Caesar salad, but is nowhere near as boring as that implies. Tangy Alabama fried green tomatoes shine in a greaseless crab cake "sammy."
There are still some eclectic grocery items here, but the real story is 24 local and craft beer taps and a collection of small plates for happy hour and late-night foragers alike. Breakfast tacos emerge at 7am on weekdays here with a sassy sweet potato option, before the sandwiches steal the spotlight. Wine alternatives include three whites, three reds, a sparkling, as well as a rose by the glass. We wonder if we can still get a Slushie...
Copious beers and westernized Indian food to keep your bellies bumpin’ alongside the regular live music shows.
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