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Austin Way - 2017 - Issue 4 - Fall - Nicole Trunfio

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FOOD & DR INK Enjoy Austin's best restaurants, sorted alphabetically. Prices refl ect average cost of a three-course dinner for one, excluding drinks, tax and tip. Note: Menus change frequently and seasonally, so not all items mentioned may be available at all times. $$$$ Very Expensive ($60 and up) $$$ Expensive ($40-$60) $$ Moderate ($30-$40) $ Inexpensive (under $30) T H E G U I D E Apis Restaurant & Apiary Many trusted local foodies will tell you that Austin's best restaurant is outside the city limits, tucked away in the Hill Country along the Pedernales River. Trust us: e 30-mile drive to this fi ne-dining gem is more than worth it. 23526 Texas Highway 71, Spicewood, 512.436.8918, $$$$ Barley Swine Under the helm of native Austin chef Bryce Gilmore (Food & Wine best new chef, class of 2011), this warm and attentive restaurant gets it right every time with its 10-course tasting menu showcasing the best of local farms. Take it up a notch with the pairing menu, which features a craft beer selection along with delightfully surprising wine choices. 6555 Burnet Road, Ste. 400, 512.394.8150, $$$ Boiler Nine With three options for eating and drinking, each with its own menu—the subterranean Boiler Room cocktail bar, the rooftop Deck Nine Observatory Bar and the main act, the Boiler Nine Bar + Grill— the former Seaholm Power Plant has been transformed into one of the hottest night spots in town. 800 W. Cesar Chavez St., 512.220.9990, $$$ Bullfi ght Chef Shawn Cirkiel pays homage to authentic Spanish cuisine, from classics like a tortilla with caramelized onion to tempting seafood plates such as prawns and branzino crudo, all served in a modern setting. 4807 Airport Blvd., 512.474.2029, bullfi $$ Café No Sé One of the most charming spots along SoCo, the South Congress Hotel's continental cafe is ideal for lunch or brunch. Go light with the bigeye tuna poke bowl or go all in with the satisfying cheeseburger. 1603 S. Congress Ave., 512.942.2061, $$ Clark's Oyster Bar Considered the little sibling to McGuire Moorman's other seafood spot, Perla's, this intimate eatery features a well- appointed raw bar and other menu items meant to transport you instantly to the coast. 1200 W. Sixth St., 512.297.2525, $$$ Counter 3. Five. VII Settle in for an intimate chef-diner experience at this upscale downtown restaurant. Enjoy its signature seven-course prix fi xe menu at the 25-seat chef 's counter, or choose from the recently added small- and large-plate options or a smaller coursing menu in the newly renovated lounge with additional seating. 315 Congress Ave., 512.291.3327, counter3fi $$$ - $$$$ Dai Due Chef-owner Jesse Griffi ths showcases the best of Texas at breakfast and lunch (same menu), and dinner. Nightly options include an a la carte menu and supper club menu, which nods to the restaurant's origins as a sought-after supper club. Friday nights, the supper club menu is built around a Gulf seafood dinner for two. 2406 Manor Road, 512.524.0688, $$$ Eberly Named after Angelina Eberly, who fi red the cannon to help stave off Sam Houston, Eberly features several chef, class of 2011), cocktail bar, the rooftop 4807 Airport Blvd., 512.474.2029, bullfi $$ Café No Sé One of the most charming spots along SoCo, the South Congress Hotel's continental cafe is ideal for lunch or GET H A PPY If a great happy hour is the summation of location, hydration and tasty fare, chef David Bull's Second Bar + Kitchen is a no-brainer. The downtown location not only launched its fi rst happy hour recently, but it also renovated the former Bar Congress next door, rebranding it The Second Bar. Guests can enjoy an intimate drink, such as the sidewinder's fang or Normandy sidecar, inside the bar or engage in prime people-watching on the patio along Congress Avenue while snacking on happy hour selections such as black truffl e pommes frites, and smoked and glazed barbecue wings. For those up nor th, don't miss happy hour on the terrace at Second Bar + Kitchen's other location, at Domain Nor thside's Archer Hotel. 200 Congress Ave., downtown; 3121 Palm Way, Domain Northside, 512.827.2750, –HM 8 8 A U S T I N W A Y S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 7 | M O D E R N L U X U R Y . C O M

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