Tipsters, readers, friends and family of Eater Austin always want to know: Where should I eat right now? What are the buzziest new restaurants? What haven't I heard of? What's everyone talking about?
To answer those questions, we present our nineteenth edition of the Eater Austin Heatmap, welcoming two artisan-focused, crafty spots serving their own kinds of Southern comfort: French-Louisiana-inspired épicerie in Rosedale and barbecue cocktail bar Freedmen's Bar in West Campus.
IN: épicerie, Freedmen's
OUT: Bar Mirabeau, Swift's Attic