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

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8 9 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 beautiful spaces for dining, lounging and drinking. It is home to the historic 50-foot mahogany bar once in Cedar Tavern of Greenwich Village. Beware: When imbibing at the beautiful, 150-year- old bar, you're sitting in front of a secret two-way mirror! 615 S. Lamar Blvd., 512.916.9000, eberlyaustin.com $ $ $ Emmer & Rye Chef Kevin Fink 's grain- based menu has upped the culinary ante on Rainey Street. Select a few items off the dim sum cart and you'll know why Bon Appétit named Emmer & Rye one of the 50 best new restaurants of 2016. 51 Rainey St., Ste. 110, 512.366.5530, emmerandrye.com $ $ Fabi + Rosi Chef Wolfgang Murber, a native of Germany, stays true to his European sensibility at this delightful restaurant set in a 1903 Craftsman bungalow with a romantic patio. Choose from classics with a modern twist, sourced locally, including from the restaurant's own garden and chicken coop. 509 Hearn St., 512.236.0642, fabiandrosi.com $ $ Fixe Nostalgic Southern cuisine gets a modern interpretation at this downtown hot spot, from its made-to-order biscuits and classic fried chicken to its Anson Mills grits served different ways. 500 W. Fifth St., 512.888.9133, austinfixe.com $$$ Fonda San Miguel Not only is Fonda San Miguel one of the best interior Mexican restaurants in the United States, but it's an Austin institution as well. You cannot be an official Austinite until you've experienced its legendary Sunday brunch buffet. 2330 W. North Loop Blvd., 512.459.4121, fondasanmiguel.com $ $ $ Foreign & Domestic Innovative chef Ned Elliott's 47-seat mainstay is neighborhood dining at its very best. Expect a variety of elegant yet hearty fare that celebrates the best of each season. 306 E. 53rd St., 512.459.1010, fndaustin.com $$$ Franklin Barbecue Aaron Franklin serves the best barbecue in the country, period. Wake up early; bring your folding chair; and prepare to meet new friends as you wait in that now-legendary line for lunch. To help you stay awake, order a caffeinated beverage from the Legend Coffee Co. trailer in the parking lot. 900 E. 11th St., 512.653.1187, franklinbarbecue.com $ $ Italic Chef Andrew Curren of ELM Restaurant Group offers approachable, rustic Italian at this modern space downtown. Perfect for lunch or dinner, Italic also offers a walk-up coffee and pastry counter for those on the go. 123 W. Sixth St., 512.660.5390, italicaustin.com $ $ $ Jeffrey's/Josephine House Boasting elegance and ingenuity, Jeffrey's has attracted Austin's movers and shakers for decades. Its charming sister, Josephine House, offers an eclectic menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Josephine House makes Mondays more tolerable with its steak frites night, featuring salad or soup, your steak choice and dessert. 1204 W. Lynn St., 512.477.5584, jeffreysofaustin.com; josephineofaustin.com $$$$; $$$ June's All Day e European cafe concept comes to South Congress in the form of McGuire Moorman's charming restaurant and wine bar headed by June Rodil, one of the few female master sommeliers in Texas. 1722 S. Congress Ave., 512.416.1722, junesallday.com $ $ $ Juniper Uchi alum Nicholas Yanes upped the Italian game in Austin when he opened Juniper, which focuses on Northern Italian cuisine in an upscale setting. 2400 E. Cesar Chavez St., Ste. 304, 512.220.9421, juniperaustin.com $ $ $ Justine's Brasserie With an elevated French bistro menu and the best vinyl collection in town, the scene at this East Austin restaurant just gets better well into the late evening hours. 4710 E. Fifth St., 512.385.2900, justines1937.com $ $ $ Kemuri Tatsu-ya Japanese culture collides with Texas fare in the most entertaining and inventive ways at one of the city's newest acclaimed restaurants. Recently named one of GQ's best new restaurants in the country and topping local critics' lists, the wildly satisfying Kemuri Tatsu-ya is a cultural mashup of the best kind, from the sticky rice tamales to a dish that is essentially octopus nachos—be sure not to miss the barbecue boat. 2713 E. Second St., 512.893.5561, kemuri-tatsuya.com $ $ La Condesa Contemporary Mexican is paired with an expansive tequila and mezcal selection at this always- crowded Second Street District mainstay. 400 W. Second St., 512.499.0300, lacondesa.com $ $ Launderette Chef Rene Ortiz and pastry chef Laura Sawicki have created one of the best small-plate restaurants in town. Although it is lively at night, the East Austin restaurant is an ideal place for lunch meetings. 2115 Holly St., 512.382.1599, launderetteaustin.com $ $ Lenoir Husband- and-wife team Todd Duplechan and Jessica Maher have created one of the most romantic ambiances in town. e menu, built around the concept of "hot-weather food," is inspired by cuisine with similar climates to Austin's, so expect lighter fare with acid, citrus and spice, all made with Texas- fresh ingredients. Don't miss the eclectic wine garden, either. 11807 S. First St., 512.215.9778 lenoirrestaurant.com $ $ $ L'Oca d'Oro is Mueller gem is packed almost every night, attracting neighbors and people from farther out with its celebratory Italian menu. For diners with little ones, L'Oca d'Oro offers one of the most inventive kid menus around. 1900 Simond Ave., 737.212.1876, locadoroaustin.com $ $ Lonesome Dove Chef Tim Love's second outpost of his famous Fort Worth restaurant features his celebrated wild game and wood-fired dishes along with Austin-inspired offerings. 419 Colorado St., 512.271.2474, lonesomedoveaustin.com $$$$ Manuel's e Mexican menu at this Austin staple is expertly executed. Although business diners and tourists alike love the downtown location, the beautiful patio at its Great Hills branch is hard to resist. 310 Congress Ave., 512.472.7555; 10201 Jollyville Road, 512.345.1042, manuelsaustin.com $ $ Mattie's e historic Green Pastures estate and event venue, complete with beloved peacocks, reopened this spring with the new Mattie's restaurant, featuring seasonal cuisine and genuine hospitality. e restaurant's name isn't the only throwback feature. Mattie's cocktail list, created by Beverage Director Jason Stevens, is inspired by Green Pastures' long history of revelry. ink frosted juleps in pewter cups, bright and convivial punches, and the original milk punch recipe dating back to 1965. 811 W. Live Oak St., 512.444.1888, mattiesaustin.com $ $ $ Odd Duck Brothers and chef-owners Bryce and Dylan Gilmore delight diners with unusual dishes

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