emmer & rye, austin.
we went to austin earlier this year for a weekend getaway, and despite the humidity and hundred degree temperatures, we had a lovely time and some amazing food. one place we found near our hotel (highly recommended by the way!) in the rainey street historic district was emmer & rye. for a spontaneous meal in walking distance, we were seriously impressed. AND, as i'm writing this blog post, turns out it was named one of bon appetit's 50 best new restaurants of the year shortly after we visited!
the meal is served in two ways. the first menu they give you, they tell you to just order a few things off of it. then, between courses, a dim-sum style cart will come by with additional offerings. for the serious meal-planner in me, it was difficult to reign myself in - i wanted to order everything off the menu, as well as off the cart that came around!
the meal was amaaaazing; highlights were the mackeral, lamb tartare, cacio e pepe and that dry aged pork chop.
if you're ever in austin, i would definitely recommend checking out this spot and its neighborhood! lots of food trucks, bars and live music. on a side note, uber and lyft had both left austin when we visited, and while there were lots of different ride shares to choose from, we had a great experience using fasten on my android phone to get everywhere.
51 Rainey St #110, Austin, TX 78701