10 Women-Owned Restaurants to Support in Austin
In its former life, the building that now hosts Launderette was (as you might guess from the name) a former laundromat built in the 1960s. While you may not be able to get a wash-and-fold there now, their Mediterranean-inspired charred octopus, with upland cress, garlic aioli, beluga lentils, and avocado, or their Plancha burger, whose special sauce and challah bun make it one of the best in the city, more than make up for the lack of coin-operated dryers. There’s a serious quadruple-dose of lady leadership behind the restaurant as well—in addition to owners, Margaret Vera and Tracy Overath, there is also executive chef, Rene Ortiz, and pastry chef, Laura Sawicki. Speaking of pastry, no meal at Launderette would be complete without one of their birthday cake ice cream sandwiches, which is like the adult-version of funfetti you’ve always dreamed of.