This casual eatery, supported by owners of the upscale Eddie V's steakhouse chain, calls itself a "nose-to-tail" café. The menu is dominated by animal-driven dishes, all homemade with fresh, local, seasonal ingredients. Herbs for dishes and drinks come straight from the garden, and the pickles are made from cucumbers grown out back. The kitchen specializes in Southern fare, with lots of pork-lovers' menu picks, like a "Pork Duo" with grilled pork tenderloin, braised pork belly, roasted garlic, pear, turnip, and rutabaga. One of Austin's newer restaurants, Parkside is garnering plenty of positive ink (or should I say "oink"?) in local papers. With exposed brick, a long bar where you can dine or enjoy drinks, and bar delights like oysters on the half-shell, this is a fun, casual place. There's also a covered patio for those who like to dine outdoors. Chef Shawn Cirkiel owns several other popular Austin restaurants, including the adjacent pizzeria Backspace and the popular Olive & June.
301 E. Sixth St.
Our Rating Neighborhood Downtown/Central/Sixth Street Entertainment District Hours Daily 5pm–12:30am Phone 512/474-9898 Prices Entrees $19–$31 Cuisine Type GASTROPUB, AMERICAN Web site Parkside
Map301 E. Sixth St. Austin
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