Pitchfork Pretty has a few things going for it - good American food, a patio, and a pleasant space - but the best part about it is the shareability. Come with a date or your parents to try a little of everything like cornbread with honey butter, fried chicken, and potato gnocchi. And if you're not into having to take a vote on what to order, there's also a great banchan option for $34 a person on Sundays and Mondays that comes with a variety of sides and barbecue meats to keep all to yourself.
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Franklin Barbecue has earned a reputation as the best place for smoked meats in the entire country, and rightfully so.
The tacos coming out of Tacos Guerreros, a tiny, orange, one-woman trailer on the East Side, are spectacular.
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Bouldin Creek Café
Bouldin Creek Cafe is a casual indoor/outdoor spot in South Austin serving some damn good not-meat.
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Tamale House East
Tamale House East on East 6th Street makes some of the breakfast tacos and migas in town.
Josephine House is a cute, all-day spot in Clarksville where you can be as healthy as you want.
Cenote is one of our go-tos for any great, casual meal on the East Side. Come for brunch, or if you have some work to get done on a weekend.
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