Eating pasta may not be the first thing that comes to mind when it’s day 42 of 100-degree temperatures, but Il Brutto wants to change that. This restaurant on East Sixth serves simple Italian food in a space that works great for everything from a double date to a birthday dinner (and there’s even a patio for when you feel like braving the heat). Start any meal here with some prosciutto and burrata, then share a pizza and some pastas, like the pici and the pappardelle - even if it’s still 100 degrees out at 8pm.
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Kemuri Tatsu-ya is serving Japanese/barbecue/Tex-Mex fusion in East Austin, and it’s one of the greatest meals you can have in the city right now.
Pueblo Viejo in East Austin has some breakfast tacos in town, and it’s also open until midnight on weekends for your post-6th St. drinking needs.
Micklethwait Craft Meats
Micklethwait is a BBQ trailer in East Austin. It’s not a classic yet, but these guys know what they’re doing.
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With its sleek design, small plates menu, and great patio, Launderette is your place for brunch and girls night out.
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Get the best pizza in Austin from this food truck in the back of a craft beer bar on Rainey Street.
La Matta is where to go on the east side for Italian sandwiches, homemade mozzarella, and a nice patio to eat and drink on.
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