Here is a look at the restaurants featured in 2020.
Frog & the Bull
Iberian cuisine as people know it today has evolved from an intermingling of many different diverse cultures. This is according to David Fernandez, who said his restaurant, Frog & the Bull, provides just that. The diverse menu offers dishes including seared diver scallops, Brussels sprouts and a braised not-so-short rib. Read the full profile here.
Blenders & Bowls
After relocating to Austin from Hawaii, longtime best friends Kara Jordan and Erin Downing were inspired to open a food truck serving frozen acai bowls. Blenders & Bowls launched out of a food truck, and Austinites quickly took to the frozen dish made from the fruit of an acai palm. Nine years later the business has transformed into five brick-and-mortar locations, including one in West Lake Hills. Read the full profile here.
‘ZZA Pizza + Salad
Driven by a passion for food and local business, Bee Cave resident Ryan McManus opened ‘ZZA Pizza + Salad in December 2019. Just a few months later the coronavirus pandemic hit Central Texas, yet, with support from the community ‘ZZA Pizza remained open. Read the full profile here.
Business partners Justin DeLaCruz, John Pennington and Jace Pritle opened the second Toss Pizzeria location in Bee Cave in August 2019. The inspiration behind Toss came from the atmosphere of pizza shops in Chicago, according to DeLaCruz. The pizzeria and pub also offers frozen margaritas and other cocktails. Read the full profile here.
The League Kitchen & Tavern
Business partners Tony Ciola and Creed Ford opened The League Kitchen & Tavern in 2011 with the vision of crafting a local neighborhood restaurant with an air of sophistication in Lakeway. The comfortable but refined atmosphere is reflected in the restaurant’s menu, which features items such as Atlantic salmon and wings. Read the full profile here.