Razorbacking that lass...agna up into Four Points, Nik's (Noodles Italian Kitchen) is the first Austin offshoot of a spaghetti joint that's consistently won best Italian in Northwestern Arkansas, where the only thing whiter than the Alfredo is the river
Served on presidential-real-estate-scandal-colored tablecloths under wine glass chandeliers, dishes start traditional with penne alla vodka and five-layer lasagna, then veer TX with grilled chicken linguini in a Wu-worthy jalapeno-lime cream sauce that rules everything around it. Protein-wise they're dishing out chicken Parm (in marinara, vodka, or the aforementioned Tang), choice Angus sirloin, and grilled salmon, while any pasta entree can also be ordered carb-free
A godsend up North where there're far fewer watering holes, they're rocking a full bar with tap Shiner (labeled a "dark import" in ARK) and foamy margs that use egg whites in their sweet+sour, also the taste left by Arkansas' former best Italian, Bobby Petrino.
This Cheesesteak Is Made With General Tso's Chicken