Food & Drink

Where to take any type of mom on her special day

Published On 05/05/2013 Published On 05/05/2013
Moonshine fried chicken and waffles
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1. Eleven Plates & Wine 3801 N Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78746 (West Lake Hills)

Eleven's a vino-walled, contemporary American resto owned by a pair of Melting Pot vets inspired by their mutual college-jersey number to dish out 11 dinnertime small plates & entrees, plus 11 lunch & brunch options, all conceived by an Austin-raised chef who sharpened his knife skills in Hawaii.

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2. Contigo Austin 2027 Anchor Ln, Austin, TX 78723 (Mueller)

Contigo Austin strives to bring the ranch to the people, having patrons sit down at large wooden tables on an equally expansive patio to chow down on flawless BBQ, other seasonally diverse menu items, and a long list of craft beer. Open for dinner and brunch, you can enjoy outdoor or indoor seating, as well as some great happy hour specials. Contigo is the perfect place to catch up with friends or bring a more casual date.

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3. Green Pastures 811 West Live Oak St, Austin, TX 78704

Green Pastures is a classy Austin staple serving French-inspired food, meaning a whole lot of Brie and bleu. Their greatest achievements are their appetizers, including Tempura Maine Lobster Tail w/ wasabi butter and jicama slaw. They've also got an enormous wine list, and a gigantic brunch that's famous state-wide and features everything from BBQ'd salmon to double cheddar and garlic grits.

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4. Moonshine Grill 303 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701

Get your comfort food fix at Moonshine, serving everything from "corn dog" shrimp to cornflake fried chicken tenders to molasses- and chile-cured pork chops with bourbon apple sauce.

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5. Eastside Cafe 2113 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722

Eastside's known for their brunch, which features everything from classic migas, to baked Brie with apple chutney, to blueberry blintzes, but their dinner's standout-ish too: crabmeat-stuffed shrimp, and sesame catfish with garlic aioli.



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