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Is Torchy's A Fonda Alternative?; New ESSR Spring Menu

ALLANDALE — Can't afford dinner at Fonda San Miguel? Zagat recommends Torchy's Tacos as a "casual" alternative to high-end Mexican food. [Zagat]

EAST SIDECounter Culture will host a cat-themed art show this Thursday evening, with a portion of beer sales benefitting the Thundering Paws Animal Sanctuary. [Eaterwire]

WASTEWIREEastside Pies already composts their leftover and excess veggies, but the city of Austin is considering "a mandate that would require restaurants to start composting within three to four years." [KXAN]

EAST SIDESpring has sprung at the East Side Showroom, where chef Paul Hargrove is "retiring the pork belly and brie gallette" until fall and adding a crisp Alsatian tart, soft poached eggs and more. [Eaterwire]

[Photo: Fonda San Miguel/Facebook]

Torchy's Tacos

4211 Spicewood Springs Road, , TX 78759 (512) 291-7277 Visit Website

Counter Culture

2908 Fruth Street , Austin, Texas 78705 (512) 524-1540 Visit Website

Fonda San Miguel

2330 North Loop Blvd W Austin, TX 78756