Not much new in the way of places, but a few changes of note. JewBoy Sub Shop is now serving brunch Saturday and Sunday, and it’s amatzoballs with Jewish migas (aka matzo brie), pastrami hash, and more. The sammich magicians at Local Foods have moved its pop-up over to Kitchen United suggesting that, contrary to other food press, they are sticking around the hood after they open up downtown. An Italian sammich and pizza shop, Bevolios, fired up at Kitchen United. Fajita Pete’s fresh fajitas and fixins’ is fixin’ to open up at 5523 Balcones Drive. A few openings of note in our neck of the cedars include Garbo’s Lobster at 12709 North Mopac, Rosen’s Bagel Co. at 11101 Burnet Road, and Taquero Mucho (from the folks at Gabriela’s) also at 11101 Burnet. We still hungrily await the openings of Pflour Shop Bakery, East Side Pies, and Rise Souffle.
Yelp bequeathed Bird Bird Biscuit as the fifth best restaurant in the country. The Austin Chronicle gave Madam Mam’s a shout-out for comfort food. Those bloodeyed, rapid racoons at Eater recognized Ichiban as an essential Austin sushi joint, recommended dipdipdip tatsu-ya and Barley Swine for upscale dinners, mixed Lala’s Little Nugget and the Yard Bar as hot cocktail destinations (literally hot as in hot toddies and whatnot), and baked Brentwood Social House and épicerie as among the best bakeries. Also of note in the area are The Tigress Pub and Drink.Well for hot bevs and Zucchini Kill and Tous Les Jours (French-Korean) for bakeries.
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I wrote this article for the Allandale Neighbor.