Your old jersey number stays relevant long after you're older than your old jersey number, which explains the digits behind Eleven Plates & Wine: 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
punch knife skills in Hawaii.
Ingredients down to the ketchup are scratch-made, with saliva-inducing standouts like braised short ribs (w/ potato cake, asparagus, chimichurri sauce), demi-glace'd duck confit w/ potato rosti & prosciutto asparagus, and Georges Bank Scallops with seared spinach, white beans, and wild boar belly in white-wine syrup, preferred tipple of the Real Housewives of Houston Rappers.
Smaller options count rice-flour fried calamari (w/ pomodoro diavolo, shrimp aioli & sage shallot mignonette), Hawaiian albacore nori rolls (arbol chili aioli, sweet ginger vinaigrette), and sliders including a fresh mozz/pistachio-pesto guy, duck rillette w/ pickled red onion, and a wild boar bacon/Gouda-topped patty of axis venison, which just missed being taken out by an Allied Bamb-B52.
Not to forget your needs...no, wants...no, screw it, needs, they're also boasting 11 reds and whites by the glass, so you can sample a variety without it costing a number that you'd rather forget.