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Hello, I am a chef who will be visiting Austin in a few weeks. I already have reservations at Uchi and Haddington's but need a few other recommendations for Sunday and Monday meals.

1) Sunday brunch- The best Sunday brunch or lunch in the S Congress or Downtown area

2) Sunday dinner- this one is tricky. Where is a good spot for an early dinner with a chef, a vegetarian, and two 3 year olds?

3) Monday lunch-it seems many places are not open for lunch. What is a good place for a relaxing lunch during a shopping day for two woman in their 30's?

4) Tuesday lunch- something quick or a good take out place on my way to the airport

I would also like some wine bar or lounge recommendations for before and after dinners at Uchi and Haddington's. We will be celebrating a birthday one night. Thanks!

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Uchi Restaurant
801 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

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  1. For #2, the crew at Parkside are very receptive to children in the earlier hours, and the menu should work for chefs (especially!) and vegetarians (somewhat). This is a great opportunity to introduce your three year olds to yummy things like marrow and pork jowl.

    For #4, El Meson on Burleson is on the way to the airport and there is no better to-go food in the world than tacos.

    Good luck!

    1. mmmm for Sunday brunch I'd recommend Olivia or Jack Allen's Kitchen

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      1. re: malarkey

        We had a great brunch at Moonshine a couple years ago; are Olivia or Jack Allen's Kitchen qualitatively better? Thanks - doing research for an upcoming trip.

        1. re: Niki in Dayton

          I don't know how helpful this will be since I have not had brunch at any of these three places, but I have eaten many other meals at all three. Based on those experiences, Olivia and Jack Allen's are MUCH better than Moonshine.

      2. For #1, you might try Max's Wine Bar
        For #3, Trio at the Four Seasons might with checking out.
        For #2, Verdes out on Hamilton Pool is great with kids, okay food, but quite a distance from downtown.

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        Four Seasons
        98 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701

        1. For #1, my picks would be either Trace in the W Hotel (all locally sourced), Olivia, or La Condesa.

          For #2, maybe East Side Cafe? La Condesa might also work for this one.

          For #3, is there a particular part of town you're wanting? South Congress Cafe comes to mind...

          For #4, you might consider checking out Austin's food trailer scene. The East Side King at the Grackle is open for lunch, or you might consider Peached Tortilla or Chi'Lantro.

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          La Condesa
          400-A W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701