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.  




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