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Besides providing some of the best barbecue in town, Stubb's Bar-B-Q has a huge outdoor venue that can host rock concerts. A brainchild of Christopher B. Stubblefield, the original Stubb's Bar-B-Q was set up in Lubbock; when it shut its doors this Red River location kept up the Stubb tradition of providing delicious barbecued meat, chilled beer and rocking music. Family platters are also served here. Come early to get a bite to eat, then stay and watch the shows.
This dynamic fine dining establishment is a favorite among Austin denizens. With cool tones and Japanese rice paper displayed in the windows, Wink is known for their fresh seafood and innovative dishes. Truly a farm to table restaurant, Wink strives to source local ingredients from local purveyors and even has its seafood selections flown in daily from both coasts. Along with a seasonal menu, the wine list features a rotating selection of 70 vintage labels and varieties.
Set in an attractive stone building, Clay Pit serves mostly North Indian food. The chef Maqbool Ahmed is the real McCoy, having served a stint at the Oberoi Hotel in New Delhi, and has brought his panache for the tandoor to Austin. A must eat at this restaurant is the tandoori platter bedecked with chicken, lamb, broccoli, tomatoes and even zucchini. As always, Indian restaurants are a haven for vegetarians and this is no exception, serving dahl, paneer and a lot of veggie curries.
Take a seat at one of the large communal outdoor tables and relax with a good meal and a cold beer. Contigo has a friendly atmosphere which is perfect whether you're with your kids or you're taking advantage of their happy hour. The menu changes daily and there's a mix of Southern comfort food and contemporary American dishes. Make sure you also stop by for Sunday brunch, with options like butternut briskets with gravy and beef tongue hash.
Little Deli puts together items like tuna salads, cold roast beef sandwich, meatball sub and Liverwurst, all of which are scrumptious and filling. Pot-roast and sandwich lovers will find plenty to relish on. Don't miss the decadent brownie and chocolate cake on the dessert list. The kind owners make you feel at home even on crowded days and service is usually swift. The atmosphere is always abuzz with more locals than outsiders. As most patrons will testify, the drive to this Little Deli & Pizzeria is worthwhile.