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2020 QRCA Annual Conference Dine Arounds

Welcome to Austin, ya’ll – one of the best food cities in America!

We hope you enjoy the dining options that we’ve selected for our Dine Arounds on Wednesday and Friday evenings this year. There are plenty of authentic, local restaurants (and even a few food trucks) for you to experience, with cuisine ranging from barbecue to Mexican to Asian fusion to and beyond. You’ll surely find plenty of options that suit your taste buds – and your budget – in this town.

Download the Dine Arounds Booklet HERE.

Please sign up online for the restaurants of your choice using the links below.

Dine Arounds Book

ATX Cocina

Modern Mexican fare including seafood & mezcal & tequila cocktails anchor this upscale eatery, which is 100% gluten-free.

Noteworthy Dishes:

  • Sope
  • Fundido
  • Barbacoa Beef Short-Rib
  • Patos Tacos (duck carnitas)
  • Verduras (Brussels sprouts)

ATX Cocina


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Botticelli’s

A fun and tasty Italian Restaurant combining old family recipes with new, inventive ones. Live, local music graces the outdoor beer garden Thursday through Saturday.

Noteworthy Dishes:

  • Botticelli Bread (stuffed with meat/cheese or veggies/cheese)
  • Anatra due Maniere (seared duck breast)
  • Tagliatelle con Polpette (with meatballs)
  • Lasagna del Giorno

Botticelli’s


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Chuy’s

Chain serving "big as yo' face" burritos & other Tex-Mex dishes in kitschy, Elvis-heavy settings.

Noteworthy Dishes:

  • Chicka-Chicka Boom-Boom Enchiladas
  • Steak Burrito
  • Chile Rellenos
  • Baja Tacos

Chuy’s


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ClayPit

A nationally - acclaimed, high-energy, contemporary Indian restaurant located in the historical "Bertram building" in beautiful downtown Austin.

Noteworthy Dishes:

  • Curried Mussels
  • Samosas
  • Tikka Masala
  • Lamb Roganjosh

ClayPit


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Counter Culture

Counter Culture offers meatless, dairy-free and raw foods – made from scratch – at affordable prices. Friendly, informal service in a lively mid-century atmosphere.

Noteworthy Dishes:

  • East Side Nachos
  • Buffalo Mac ‘n’ Cheeze Balls
  • Tempeh Reuben
  • BBQ Jackfruit & Beans
  • Lentil Loaf

Counter Culture


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Fonda San Miguel

Sophisticated takes on traditional Mexican cuisine served in a colorful, hacienda-style space.

Noteworthy Dishes:

  • Quesos Fundido
  • Sopa de Tortilla (invented here in 1975!)
  • Calabacitas Rellenas (stuffed zucchini)
  • Pollo en Mole Poblano

Fonda San Miguel


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Green Mesquite BBQ

BBQ, burgers and Southern food match up with live music and a patio at this decades-old spot.

Noteworthy Dishes:

  • Baby Back Ribs
  • Smoked Wing Plate
  • Smoked Turkey
  • Fried Okra
  • Peach Cobbler

Green Mesquite BBQ


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Güero’s Taco Bar

A large menu, salsa bar & hand-shaken margaritas in a landmark building with a patio.

Noteworthy Dishes:

  • Tacos Al Pastor
  • Enchiladas with Homemade Mole
  • Tamale Plate
  • Fajitas

Güero’s Taco Bar


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Juliet Italian Kitchen

Modern & classic Italian fare & drinks in a spacious, multiroom setting with luxe flourishes.

Noteworthy Dishes:

  • Lasagna
  • Grilled Octopus
  • Meatball Pizza
  • Spaghetti Bolognese
  • In-house Made Gelato

Juliet Italian Kitchen


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Lamberts Downtown Barbecue

Lamberts serves up slow smoked BBQ & modern Texas cooking with local beers, classic cocktails and new world wines.

Noteworthy Dishes:

  • Crispy Wild Boar Ribs
  • Mustard & Brown Sugar Crusted Prime Ribeye
  • Natural Black Angus Brisket
  • Baked Mac & 3 Cheeses

Lamberts Downtown Barbecue


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Lavaca Teppan

Chic modern option for grilled Japanese fare & sushi with sake cocktails.

Noteworthy Dishes:

  • Grilled Romaine
  • Teriyaki Beef Teppan Yaki
  • Tori Kara Don (Japanese Fried Chicken)
  • Mabo Tofu

Lavaca Teppan


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Le Politique

Bright downtown brasserie, cafe & patisserie serving French fare in contemporary surrounds.

Noteworthy Dishes:

  • French Onion Soup
  • Moules Frites
  • Texas Quail
  • Roasted Chicken

Le Politique


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Manuel's

From the farm to the sea, we prepare Mexican food infused with unique, savory flavors, and steeped in tradition.

Noteworthy Dishes:

  • Juan’s Ceviche
  • Manuel’s Famous Mole
  • Enchiladas Verde
  • Chile Relleno del Mar

Manuel's


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Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill

Contemporary comfort food & cocktails in a historic home with a patio.

Noteworthy Dishes:

  • The Original Moonshine “Corn Dog” Shrimp
  • Green Chile Macaroni
  • Chicken & Waffles
  • Jalapeno Hanger Steak
  • Peanut Butter Mousse Pie

Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill


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Parkside

Parkside’s seasonally changing menu offers classic American fare, elevated with the highest quality, locally-sourced and sustainably grown products.

Noteworthy Dishes:

  • Oyster Platter
  • Steak Tartare
  • Marrow Bones
  • NY Strip

Parkside


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Rainey Street Food Trucks

As you walk up Rainey Street, away from the river and towards downtown, you’ll run into one set of food trucks. The setting here is a warm and comfortable with picnic tables underneath trees.If you are looking for an alternative to the touristy and popular 6th street, Rainey Street is a great option.

Rainey Street Food Trucks


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Roaring Fork

The Roaring Fork's Wood Fired Cooking captures the spirit of bold American cuisine, creating flavors that crackle with a rugged edge.

Noteworthy Dishes:

  • Mussels & Chorizo
  • Blackened Redfish
  • Bone-in 22 oz Ribeye
  • Green Chili Mac & Cheese

Roaring Fork


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Salty Sow

An American Gastropub that serves contemporary farmhouse fare. Hand-crafted cocktails and entrees are served fresh daily, mindfully sourced from local farms and purveyors.

Noteworthy Dishes:

  • Triple Fried Duck Fat Fries
    Salty Sow Charcuterie & Cheese Board
  • Crispy Brussels Sprout Leaves
  • Candied Pork Belly
  • Bananas Foster Beignets

Salty Sow


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Scholz Garten

Packed during football games, this famed spot features beer & burgers in a shaded outdoor setting.

Noteworthy Dishes:

  • Giant Pretzel
  • Wienerschnitzel & Jaegerschnitzel
  • German Wurst Board
  • German Potato Salad & Rotkohl (braised red cabbage)

Scholz Garten


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Shady Grove

Casual spot with a big patio offering Tex-Mex classics & burgers, plus live music under pecan trees.

Noteworthy Dishes:

  • Cobb Salad
  • Chicken Fried Steak
  • Pulled Pork Sandwich
  • Green Chili Cheese Fries

Shady Grove


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Sway

Curries, seafood & creative desserts draw fans to this hip Thai eatery with an open kitchen.

Noteworthy Dishes:

  • Jungle Curry (with Texas Wagyu Brisket)
  • Son in Law (braised pork shoulder)
  • Som Tam (papaya salad)
  • Pad Thai Ki (with roasted chicken)
  • Thai Tea Affogato

Sway


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Swift’s Attic

Stylish, retro-chic hot spot in historic space for inventive small plates, craft beer & cocktails.

Noteworthy Dishes:

  • Charred Edamame with pop rocks
  • Nuoc Cham Brussels Sprouts
  • Tender Belly Farms Pork Cheeks
  • Seoul Food (Korean shrimp and grits)

Swift’s Attic


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Terry Black’s Barbecue

Spacious, casual stop for pit-smoked meats & housemade sides from famous 4th-generation pitmasters.

Noteworthy Dishes:

  • Sliced Brisket
  • Beef Ribs
  • Jalapeño and Cheese Sausage
  • Cream Corn

Terry Black’s Barbecue


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Uncle Billy’s Brewery

Uncle Billy’s offers the perfect combination of award-winning, craft beers and delicious, slow-smoked Texas barbeque served in a relaxed setting with a huge outdoor patio with live music.

Noteworthy Dishes:

  • Brisket
  • Memphis Style Pulled Pork Sandwich
  • Brewben (brisket or turkey Reuben sandwich)
  • Veggie Burger

Uncle Billy’s Brewery


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Vespaio Ristorante

Popular South Congress eatery drawing long lines with rustic cooking, great wines & elegant space.

Noteworthy Dishes:

  • Carpaccio Nostra Moda (with Wagyu beef)
  • Funghi con Polenta
  • Pansoti di Zucca (butternut squash stuffed pasta)
  • Cacio e Pepe

Vespaio Ristorante


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Z’Tejas

Serving Mexican classics, as well as Asian and Caribbean-fusion dishes. Known for its large margarita selection.

Noteworthy Dishes:

  • Tableside Guacamole
  • Chile Pork Verde
  • Street Tacos
  • Achiote Chicken Chopped Salad
  • Cilantro Pesto Ruby Trout

Z’Tejas


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