Restaurants in Austin serving organic,pastured meats & sustainable fish?
My husband and I will be in Austin(from Seattle) for long Easter week-end.
Any suggestions(other than Trulucks) for places that would meet the criteria?
Thanks in advance to "all y'all" Chowhounds down there in Texas!
According to their website, they (BA Cafe) serve organic meats. There are no local, certified organic meats available in Central Texas. Organic doesn't mean pastured, either. Often, certified organic beef is raised on certified organic corn on a certified organic feedlot and therefore not pastured, or grassfed. P Terry's does not serve locally raised beef, either.
A few places on my ever growing list that do over some if not all organic pastured meat
-Texas French Bread
- Huts Hamburgers
-Austin Land and Cattle
-Trio at the 4 seasons ( they have an amazing happy hour)
-Kerby lane ( some meat but varies)
- The mighty cone
- Ruby's BBQ ( not to be confused with Rudys BBQ)
-Taco Deli (Thunder Heart Bison)
-East Side Cafe
- House Pizzeria
And last but not least if your staying down town, the Austin farmers market has an amazing sausage and biscuits breakfast by Dai Due on Saturday mornings
I think for locally-sourced, sustainable food you couldn't do much better than Wink. I had a meal there recently that was one of the best - if not the best - meals I've had in Austin since I moved here 3+ years ago. Everything was refined and perfectly executed and delicious.
1014 N Lamar Blvd Ste E, Austin, TX 78703
grangie, lest you think brentwood is telling you to go to the supermarket, there is one thing you need to know about the whole foods mothership downtown:
it's so big that they have little cafes throughout the store.
this means you can mosey up to the seafood area, sit down, and have a glass of wine and some freshly prepared food all from your bar stool.
i would also suggest:
dai due supper club http://www.daidueaustin.com
jezebel apparently does a seasonal, true prix fixe (no pre-made choices, chef makes it all up based on what's fresh and local) http://www.restaurantjezebel.com/
the traveling bistro has a brunch residence at nomad right now, and uses a lot of local ingredients and regional recipes: http://www.travelingbistroaustin.com/nomad.htm
odd duck for sure, for locavore cuisine al fresco: http://www.oddduckfarmtotrailer.com/
east side showroom: http://eastsideshowroom.com/html/slideshow.php
olivia is fresh produce-driven: www.olivia-austin.com
have fun, and enjoy!
Thank you so very much,dina.....you've given me a nice selection.I will start researching them soon.
And yes---I did think brentwood was sending me shopping!
I didn't know the "mothership" of WholePaycheck had those offerings in the
seafood dept.....not so,here in Seattle.
Thanks again,it's def. a start .