Salt & Time
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While most people may think it’s a certain fast food chain that “has the meats,” real Austinites know that this butcher shop and restaurant is the actual place for proteins. This Christmas is no different—and, for those unopposed to the minimal effort of turning on their oven or grill, the reward of a serious holiday meal awaits. Whether you want Mezcal-glazed Ham, Foie Gras-stuffed Quail, or 60-day Dry-aged Wagyu, the knowledgeable and friendly staff at Salt & Time will give you great cuts as well as the lowdown on how to cook your Christmas meal centerpiece. And they don’t just cover the meat portion of the meal either—while there, load up on baked goods, housemade charcuterie, and fine wines.
Cost: A la carte menu prices vary
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Salt & Time is not technically a steakhouse—and admittedly, it’s only half a restaurant. The skilled and passionate crew source meat from local farms and butcher it inhouse. Come for dinner when the menu features Angus Hanger, a six-ounce hunk of meat served alongside Summer Succotash and tangy Salsa Verde, or the Dry-aged Wagyu Ribeye, a 32-ounce bone-in number with your choice of two sides and sauces (pro tip: You want the Beef Fat Fries). And if you’re ready to up your at-home grill game, Salt & Time’s onsite butcher shop is stocked with fresh and aged steaks ready to be wrapped and weighed.
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This butcher shop and salumeria serves up quality local and sustainable meats at their 7th street patio, where it’s totally acceptable (and encouraged) to pair wine with your burger (their lineup of Texas-born wine deserves special shout out). The Signature Burger was such a hit that it spawned two forthcoming spinoff properties—both called The Butcher Burger—set to open in Austin and Houston later this year. It features a half-pound beef patty, prepared daily with steak trimmings, layered with mayo and sour pickles and tucked into a sweet-yet-savory brioche bun. An order of deliciously crispy beef fat French fries sweetens the deal.