A recent article lists Austin's most important restaurants, and they've picked some great ones:
- Sholz Garten
- Nubian Queen Lola's Cajun Soul Food
- The Frisco
- Fonda San Miguel
- Chez Nous
- Franklin Barbecue
- Dai Due
- Eastside Cafe
- Ramen Tatsu-Ya
I like that they didn't just pick the most popular, but in many cases, picked restaurants that represented a turning point in Austin cuisine, or a tradition that the restaurant preserves.? Let me add a few to the list:
- Stubbs BBQ - the Gospel Brunch is like nothing else.
- Musashino - the restaurant that brought sushi to Austin and provided the training grounds for the folks behind Uchi and Uchiko
- P.Terry's - a burger joint that also pays well, they're out-doing in-n-out.
- Amy's Ice Cream-? local creamery with entertainment value.? Expanding outside our borders
- Congress - setting the standard for high-end dining in Austin.
- Chuys - the best casual dining Tex-Mex chain, expanding nationally.? But they started here and laid down markers on hatch green chiles.
- Tiff's Treats - changing the business model for cookies.
- Chi'lantro BBQ, Peached Tortilla, Hey Cupcake, Odd Duck, etc. for making Austin Food Truck cuisine innovative and dare I say, high-end.?
This is making me hungry...