Food & Drink

5 brunches you need to try this weekend

Published On 04/03/2014 Published On 04/03/2014
Natalie Paramore
Porter Gastropub
Apothecary Cafe & Wine Bar
laV
Icenhauer's
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1. The Hightower 1209 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702 (East Austin)

The dishes at High Tower -- a friendly neighborhood spot in East Austin -- run the gamut from Tex-Mex to Asian, and though their flavor and presentation could compete with the best of Austin's white-hot culinary scene, they're still affordable enough to order any night of the week, not just for special occasions. Grab a spot on the outdoor patio and try the ever-popular and comforting roasted pork jowl, a Korean hot pot filled with rice, egg yolk, cucumber, pickled shallots, and house Sriracha. Another favorite? Grilled scallops with avocado and grapefruit.

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2. Porter Gastropub 3715 S 1st St Ste A, Austin, TX 78704 (South Austin)

Porter Gastropub brings everything you could possibly want to South First -- 30 drafts, burgers with Brie, and pierogies.

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3. Apothecary Cafe & Wine Bar 4800 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756 (Rosedale)

A cozy interior, fresh ingredients, and affordable, inventive cuisine make Apothecary a great place to go and enjoy a delicious meal.

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4. laV 1501 East 7th St, Austin, TX 78702 (East Austin)

An impressive wine list, intriguing dishes like Wood Oven Bouillabaisse with squid, clams, and blue prawn, and a complimentary valet make laV the ideal spot to go when you want to feel like a celebrity... then treat yourself to a Meyer Lemon Cream and feel like a slightly larger celebrity.

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5. Icenhauer's 83 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701

Icenhauer's is a casual Rainy Street suds spot, a two-roomed affair given a living-room vibe via wood walls, a chandelier made out of wine glasses, and vintage lime-green/cream-colored furniture. There's an extensive drink menu featuring infused liquors and seasonal drinks. Look out for live music nights and chicken and waffles on Sundays.

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