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High Sierra Bar & Grill

Feb 3, 2017 By Texas Monthly

There are many reasons to visit: the motel, the restaurant with an upstairs deck for the view of the Chisos Mountains, and a big TV for sports. There are also the owner’s vintage cars scattered around. But your best bet might just be the chips and salsa. Seriously. On our…

Hop & Vine

Nov 16, 2016 By Texas Monthly

The Great Northwest welcomes this small but powerful locally owned gastropub in the Alamo Ranch shopping center, an oasis in a sandy expanse of burgers, barbecue, and franchises. The menu is as small as the space, but what’s there is just as chic, and on-trend. Between our table and the…

Ida Claire

Oct 5, 2015 By Texas Monthly

Three walls of windows make for a sunny lunch at this über-casual spot. Imagine a salad of mache, pan-seared okra and brussels sprouts, red and gold peppers, and Haloumi cheese with tiny cubes of sweet benne wafers and herbed tahini dressing—it’s a knockout. Even more amazing were the crawfish ravioli…

Irene’s

Jun 8, 2016 By Texas Monthly

Boy, this place has got Austin’s number. Which is not surprising, considering it’s the latest venture from the same empire that birthed Easy Tiger and Italic. Inside the smartly designed cafe/saloon or out back under the towering pecan trees, romper-clad young women and blue-shirted bros (this place is just steps…

J.T. Youngblood’s Texas Chicken

May 22, 2017 By Texas Monthly

In the fifties, the hugely successful fried-chicken chain Youngblood’s waltzed across Texas, resulting in lines out the door. It closed after an unsuccessful attempt to expand nationwide, but now three business partners—chef Todd Duplechan of Lenoir, restaurateur Jeffrey Weinberger of Jeffrey’s fame, and former Trio at the Four Seasons manager…

Jasper’s

Dec 12, 2016 By Texas Monthly

This neighborhood favorite, nestled in the popular Shops at Legacy, consistently delivers sophisticated Southern comfort food. We had succulent baby back ribs with a sweet and smoky ancho chile barbecue sauce, along with sides that should be considered a main attraction—rich, chunky potato salad with cream cheese, bacon, and chives;…