Where to Eat in Austin Right Now
The gist: This adorable family-run neighborhood gem on the corner of 12th and Harvey serves a rotating menu of clean American comforts inspired by the cooking and eating styles of France and Italy. Bring your pooch and tuck in on the patio.
The food: It all depends on the weather when it comes to the highly seasonal menu, however sample dishes include Casarecce Pasta with pork sausage, mustard greens, and fennel pollen, and Snapper, served heavy with field peas, sungold tomatoes, hakurei turnips, and basil pistou. As for the bar tab, Birdie’s shops a mix of classic and new winemakers with a focus on mindful farming and minimal intervention in the cellar.
The cost: Snacks $6 - $10, small plates $12 - $19, large plates $28 - $32, desserts $6 - $7.