Here are the 11 South Austin restaurants we featured in 2017

Evangeline Cafe is one of 11 restaurants featured in the Southwest Austin edition of Community Impact Newspaper in 2017.

Evangeline Cafe is one of 11 restaurants featured in the Southwest Austin edition of Community Impact Newspaper in 2017.

South Austin is home to many restaurants and eateries offering menu items ranging from barbecue to vegan-friendly. Here are the 11 restaurants we featured in 2017:

Local barbecue eatery aims to bring at-home feel to Southpark Meadows
Joe and Fred Reese, brothers and business partners, opened Green Mesquite BBQ & More in the Southpark Meadows shopping center in 2010. The southern-style menu features family barbecue recipes and chicken-fried steak.

Traveling cooking class Freda’s Kitchen features international chefs teaching native cuisines

Michell Huber, owner of Freda's Kitchen, gathered inspiration for the traveling cooking class from her grandmother Freda, who she learned to cook Polish pierogies with. Visitors to Freda’s Kitchen cook alongside international chefs who share family recipes in intimate, hands-on settings.

Sons, mother establish authentic Vietnamese restaurant in Southwest Austin 

Will and Ethan Huynh wanted to bring authentic Vietnamese cuisine to South Austin. The family-owned business, Me Con Bistro, showcases food prepared by their mother En Hang, who spent time as a street-food vendor in Vietnam.

Family-friendly bar and restaurant Rusty Cannon Pub caters to locals

Rusty Cannon Pub owner Ben Pezzi said he wanted to create a neighborhood hangout that caters to local residents and their families. The pub offers a wide range of food and drinks, as well as sporting and family-friendly events.

Longtime friends own Indian restaurant in South Austin

Pandiyan Kaliyamoorthy and Loganathan Appavu, friends and business partners since 1996, co-own and manage Asiana Indian Cuisine in South Austin. The restaurant brings a traditional Indian taste to customers using family recipes and authentic cooking techniques.

Carbe Diem: Austin Pizza Garden serves pizza, beer in Oak Hill’s historic old rock store

Located in the historic old rock store just east of the Y in Oak Hill, Austin Pizza Garden features thin-and-crispy pizzas as well as sandwiches, salads and more using fresh, high-quality ingredients.

IM Thai Cuisine intends to leave patrons feeling full, owners say

In 2010, best friends and co-owners Noi Owens, Nart Kemaleelakul and Mam Hubbard made their lifelong dream a reality by opening their own restaurant, IM Thai Cuisine, located in the Sunset Valley Homestead Shopping Center. The menu includes classic Thai dishes using fresh, local ingredients.

Korean and Japanese favorites found on the Seoul Restaurant & D.K. Sushi menu in South Austin

Seoul Restaurant & D.K. Sushi, a longtime South Austin eatery offering classic Korean fare and authentic Japanese sushi rolls, opened in South Austin over 20 years ago. Korean-born owner D.K. Lee purchased the restaurant from his brother in the early 1990s.

At Tinos Greek Cafe, brothers offer at-home Greek menu

As one of the few Greek food options in South Austin, Tinos Greek Cafe aims to provide a unique menu while honoring Greek family traditions. The cafeteria-style eatery offers fresh dishes daily.

South Austin Cajun restaurant Evangeline Cafe embodies rich Louisiana culture

The menu at Evangeline Cafe honors Cajun traditions, such as red beans and rice, jambalaya, gumbo and etoufee, but it also reflects owner Curtis Clarke’s creativity as a chef. Gold Band Creole is his twist on the classic shrimp Creole, served over fettuccini pasta instead of rice and with a gold band of Parmesan cheese. Clarke, a native of Lake Charles, Louisiana, opened the Cajun restaurant on Brodie Lane in 2003.

Vegan bakery expertly crafts food for all eaters
Co-owners, long-time friends and life partners Sascha Biesi and Yauss Berenji said by opening Skull & Cakebones they hoped to offer a menu that appealed to both omnivores and vegans. The bakery offers fresh pastries daily and a brunch and lunch menu featuring vegan-friendly dishes.  


Austin, Travis County and Austin ISD officials gathered Sept. 24 to discuss local resilience planning. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin, Travis County, AISD look to build collaboration on community disaster hubs

The governments and school district are looking to grow a network of facilities that can provide resources to residents amid weather emergencies.

Screen shot of Desmar Walkes speaking at a press conference
Austin Public Health eyes possible shift to Stage 4 guidelines

Local health leaders said they want to see the current downward trend of COVID-19 hospitalizations persist before making any changes.

Kyle City Council voted 6-1 and approved the new citywide trail master plan that will utilize 2020 bond election funds for trails that will help connect Austin to San Antonio. (Courtesy Pexels)
CI Nation roundup: Perfect Game coming to Cedar Park; Kyle City Council approves trail master plan to connect Austin to San Antonio and more top stories

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Sept. 24.

Superintendent Stephanie Elizalde said Sept. 23 though the district has been awarded emergency funding, it has only had access to a fraction of it. (Maggie Quinlan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin ISD superintendent lays out barriers to receiving emergency funding

Superintendent Stephanie Elizalde said while it seems that the district has received "millions and millions," it has been able to use a fraction of granted emergency funds.

Austin is one of five cities worldwide included in the company's new integration. (Benton Graham/Community Impact)
Electric scooter company Bird will now show available Capital Metro bikes in its app

Riding a scooter this weekend? Keep an eye out for Bird’s new integration with Capital Metro’s bikeshare.

Wayback Burgers specializes in cooked-to-order burgers and hand-dipped milkshakes. (Courtesy Wayback Burgers)
Wayback Burgers coming to Leander; former Round Rock Steak N' Shake to become Whataburger and more top Central Texas news

Read the top business and community news from the past week from the Central Texas area.

Kevin Foster, an Austin ISD board trustee, alerted the board Sept. 23 to his concern about a police response at LBJ Early College High School last week. (Maggie Quinlan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin ISD trustee questions police response after hoax 911 call

After a large police response to a falsely reported school shooting last week, one member of the Austin ISD board of trustees is concerned about police scaring students.

The Dripping Springs City Council voted to approve the budget and the ad valorem tax rate Sept. 21. (Maggie Quinlan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Dripping Springs' FY 2021-22 budget increases about $1 million over last year

With about an 8% increase in property tax revenue and more in sales tax revenue, Dripping Springs increased its fiscal year 2021-22 budget by about $1 million over last year's.

Darin Dement, owner of Hillside Liquor, works in front of a poster of Austin's 1980s skyline. (Maggie Quinlan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Rapid development closes the gap between south, South Congress corridor and downtown

The 2-mile stretch of South Congress Avenue from William Cannon Drive to Slaughter Lane has changed dramatically in the last decade, with development accelerating since 2019.

The Far Out Lounge owner Pedro Corvhalo spends many days at the restaurant
with his puppy Billie. (Photos by Maggie Quinlan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Far Out Lounge: Owner of venue with history hopes to keep South Austin spirit alive

The building that now houses The Far Out Lounge has been “something” since 1908, owner Pedro Carvalho said.

Several parents of New Caney ISD students spoke at the district's Sept. 20 board meetings about recent allegations that a student brought a firearm to Porter High School's Sept. 18 homecoming dance. NCISD Superintendent Matt Calvert stressed that no gunshots were fired at the event, and that the district is investigating the allegations. (Wesley Gardner/Community Impact Newspaper)
CI Nation roundup: Round Rock ISD trustees considered for censuring; New Caney ISD addresses allegations of student with gun at campus event and more top stories

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Sept. 23.