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Odam Digs Chicon’s Neighborhood-Friendly Offerings

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Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

Statesman’s Matthew Odam hits up Chicon nee Gardner from the same team behind Contigo. There, he finds a revamped restaurant that fits into the neighborhood much better than its high-minded predecessor. Odam agrees with his fellow critics: the reimagined menu and space is relaxed, approachable, and communal. Among his many favorites (and there were many) includes brunch:

It will likely be one of my new go-to spots for the Sunday meal, thanks to hot fried chicken ($16) that won’t burn your face or decimate your sinuses; a replica of the popular Contigo burger ($13), seared and shrouded in white cheddar on a pillowy challah bun; and a smoked trout taco with spicy buttermilk dressing served on camp bread, a pastry nod to Contigo and Chicon’s South Texas ranch roots.

He’s also a fan of the sharable snacky plates and the DIY tacos with half chicken or T-bone steak.

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