Hestia is the new restaurant downtown with a wood-fired grill from the Emmer & Rye people. As expected, the steaks are outstanding, but the grill brings char to a whole bunch of dishes, including the grilled potato strands that were so good we can’t stop talking about it. Some of the sleeper hits are things that aren’t grilled at all, especially the crudos and the Kakigōri, a towering Japanese shaved ice dessert.
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Dai Due Taqueria
Dai Due Taqueria - an offshoot of the East Austin butcher shop/restaurant - makes al pastor and breakfast tacos in the downtown food hall Fareground.
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Lucy's Fried Chicken
One of our favorite places to spend an afternoon eating in the sun is Lucy’s Fried Chicken, with a bucket of bird, grilled oysters, and beers.
Better Half Coffee & Cocktails
This all-day cafe from the team behind Brew & Brew serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with a great Happy Hour and big backyard.
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