A welcome addition to the Lake Austin Boulevard side of the river, 68 Degrees is a cozy neighborhood spot from the sister duo of Joan (of Santa Fe’s Andiamo) and Marion Gillcrist (owner of well-regarded La Traviata, in downtown Austin). Appropriately, the menu reflects both places. We started with crisp calamari with house-made lemon aioli and the daily bruschetta with roasted figs and ricotta. A complex and rich plate of house-made pasta with spicy lamb sausage (and a light tomato sauce with roasted red peppers and spinach) was a revelation of deep flavors and indulgence.
Drinks: Beer & wine