The Texas capital’s dining scene is becoming more dynamic by the day, thanks to innovative chefs and a renewed focus on local foods.
Top Chef and James Beard Award winner Paul Qui opened his eponymous restaurant in June. The food and design are an ode to local talent: Austin-based firm A Parallel Architecture planned the abstract white building with minimalist wood-paneled interiors; resident potter Keith Kreeger made the dishes; and A-town tailor Chris Savittiere from Mr. and Mrs. Sew it All created the staff’s patchwork aprons. Order the Rabbit 7 Ways if it’s on the menu—it’s so popular that nearby Country Farms often runs out of the main ingredient—or splurge on the côte du boeuf, a $125 Texas wagyu that can feed 2-6.
1600 East Sixth St., Austin, TX 78702