And now for our quarterly update of the Eater 38, your answer and ours to any question that begins, “Can you recommend a restaurant?” This highly elite group covers the entire city, spans myriad cuisines, and collectively satisfies all of your restaurant needs, save for those occasions when you absolutely must spend half a paycheck (i.e. no fine dining). Every couple of months, we'll be adding pertinent restaurants that were omitted, have newly become eligible (restaurants must be open at least six months), or have stepped up their game.
We've gone through your comments and emails, and have updated accordingly. We've added Habanero Cafe, both to get some more Mexican in the mix as well as representing more of the South Side. After several visits to Pourhouse between the last 38 and this one, we've reluctantly determined that y'all are right: the food quality has gone down. Which is a shame, considering the burgers when they first opened were stellar. Tam Deli has been added, although Baguette House remains on the list as well; we're suckers for their bread. Jack Allen's Kitchen has replaced The Woodland, because we needed to show the Far West some love, and because it's delicious. Speaking of West Austin, the Noble Pig is the newest addition to the 38, having just become eligible.
For those of you readying the pitchforks because your favorite restaurant isn't on the list, wouldn't it just be more productive to nominate it for inclusion? State your cases for (or against) restaurants in the comments or in the tipline.Read More