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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Lonesome Dove Western Bistro
If every stereotypical oil magnate had a restaurant, they would all look like this. Come here to get deals done and eat lots of MEEEEEATS.
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Upper Crust Bakery
One of Austin's best bakeries, Upper Crust is home to life-altering cinnamon rolls and solid lunch foods.
Jacoby’s Restaurant & Mercantile
Jacoby’s is the kind of place people outside of Texas dream about. The food isn’t life-changing, but the huge backyard and charm make up for it.
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