Austin Monthly has been revealing its best new restaurants of 2017 slowly over on social media. The list of nine restaurants and a trailer includes already-lauded places like the universally beloved Kemuri Tatsu-ya (Eater roving critic Bill Addison is a fan), barbecue trailer from Freedmen’s founding pitmaster Evan LeRoy, and two different takes on diner fare from the Speers, and others. The unranked list is as follows:
- Japanese-Texas izakaya Kemuri Tatsu-ya from the Ramen Tatsu-ya gang (Austin Monthly review)
- Brunch-loving diner Holy Roller from chef Callie Speer
- Downtown Italian spot Red Ash
- Hill Country-inspired restaurant Pitchfork Pretty (Austin Monthly review)
- Mexican comfort food spot Eldorado Cafe
- New school barbecue trailer LeRoy and Lewis from pitmaster Evan LeRoy (Austin Monthly review)
- Green Pastures’ revamped Southern restaurant Mattie’s (Austin Monthly review)
- East side Chinese restaurant Old Thousand (Austin Monthly review)
- French-American brasserie-diner Bonhomie, from chef Philip Speer (Austin Monthly review)
The publication’s critic, Joléne M. Bouchon, put together the list, with help from former associate editor Kimya Kavehkar. Only restaurants that have opened within the past year were considered. This means that downtown Italian made it just under the wire, since it opened a year ago.
Statesman critic Matthew Odam’s ranked dining guide is expected to drop sometime tomorrow.
- All Week in Reviews [EATX]