By Chef Tim Love

Austin is a great food town because there is something for everyone. Classic to creative, divey to edgy, Austin is on the pulse of it all with incredible chef talent leading the charge.
— Chef Tim Love

I truly believe that Austin is one of the greatest cities in the country. The music, the architecture, the culture, and of course, the food, is out of this world. Austin feels like the perfect home for my style of cooking and opening a restaurant here has been a big dream of mine for a long time.

The biggest misconception about Texas dining is: that we are only good at BBQ.

In reality it is: a multicultural culinary playground.

Make sure you try: a loaf of bread from Odd Duck, because it's made from a wood-oven right in front of you and has the most amazing crust.

ODD DUCK
1201 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX 78704
T: 512.433.6521 | 
oddduckaustin.com


About Tim Love

Tim Love is known for what he calls “urban western cuisine” and is the executive chef of several Texas restaurants, including the Lonesome Dove Western Bistro, White Elephant Saloon, the Love Shack, the Woodshed Smokehouse in Fort Worth and has recently opened Lonesome Dove Austin.

Lonesome Dove Austin is definitely a reflection of my flagship in Fort Worth, but it's also my ode to Austin itself. You'll find classics on the menu, but then you'll find dishes that speak to the city, such as the Wild Game Fettine, Axis Tenderloin Carpaccio Nachos, Deviled Gulf Coast Blue Crabs, Farro Congee with Kale Pesto, Porcini-Crusted Spatchcocked Game Hen, and a Whole Roasted Berkshire Pork Crepinette, to name a few. This restaurant is my love song to Austin and Texas overall.

LONESOME DOVE AUSTIN
419 Colorado Street, Austin, TX 78701
T: 512.271.2474 | 
lonesomedoveaustin.com


Chef Tim Love's Austin Guide

MORNING | Breakfast

Photograph courtesy of Jo's

Photograph courtesy of Jo's

JO'S

Definitely get the egg sandwich.

1300 South Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78704 | T: 512.444.3800
242 West 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701 | T: 512.469.9003
www.joscoffee.com

MORNING | Coffee

Photograph courtesy of Halcyon

Photograph courtesy of Halcyon

HALCYON

Perfect for the morning coffee run and they even have a full bar where you can get a great Screwdriver. You can't beat that.

218 West 4th Street, Austin, TX 78701
T: 512.472.9637 | 
halcyoncoffeebar.com/location/austin

SHOPPING | Food & Markets

AUSTIN FARMERS MARKETS

Definitely check out the Farmers Market Downtown and for more artisanal products hit up South Congress.

SFC Farmers Market Downtown | Sat: 9am - 1pm
422 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX 78701 | T: 512.236.0074 sustainablefoodcenter.org

South Austin Farmers Market | Sat: 8am - 1pm
2910 South Congress Street, Austin, TX
78704

RESTAURANTS | Lunch

Photograph courtesy of Clark's Oyster Bar

Photograph courtesy of Clark's Oyster Bar

CLARK'S OYSTER BAR

This is always a solid choice for a light lunch or snack.

1200 West 6th Street, Austin, TX 78703
T: 512.297.2525 | 
www.clarksoysterbar.com

AFTERNOON | Sweets

Photograph courtesy of Amy's Ice Creams

Photograph courtesy of Amy's Ice Creams

AMY'S ICE CREAMS

After lunch, head to Amy's on South Congress for a pick-me-up.

1301 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704
T: 512.440.7488 | 
www.amysicecreams.com/soco

PRE-DINNER | Cocktails

Margaritas | Photograph courtesy of La Condesa

Margaritas | Photograph courtesy of La Condesa

LA CONDESA

I start here with their margaritas.

400 West 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701
T: 512.499.0300 | 
www.lacondesa.com

THE ROOSEVELT ROOM

I come here for high quality craft cocktails.

307 West 5th Street, Austin, TX 78701
T: 512.494.4094 | 
therooseveltroomatx.com

RESTAURANTS | Dinner

Photograph courtesy of Sway

Photograph courtesy of Sway

SWAY

For modern Thai food, hit Sway.

1417 S 1st Street, Austin, TX 78704
T: 512.326.1999 | 
www.swayaustin.com

LAUNDERETTE

This is on the East side and is a crowd pleaser.

2115 Holly Street, Austin, TX 78702
T: 512.382.1599 | 
www.launderetteaustin.com

Photograph courtesy of Perla's Seafood & Oyster Bar

Photograph courtesy of Perla's Seafood & Oyster Bar

PERLA'S SEAFOOD & OYSTER BAR

If you are looking for a more traditional menu and atmosphere, Perla's is great for seafood.

1400 S Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704
T: 512.291.7300 | 
www.perlasaustin.com

LATE NIGHT

Photographs courtesy of Thai-kum

Photographs courtesy of Thai-kum

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THAI-KUN

I love heading to chef Paul Qui's restaurant for a late night bite.

1816 East 6th Street, Austin, TX 78702
T: 512.407.8166 | 
whislersatx.com/thai-kun

LAVACA STREET BAR

For drinks in a fun industry environment.

405 Lavaca Street, Austin, TX 78701
T: 512.469.0106 | 
lavacastreet.com


Cover photograph courtesy of Clark's Oyster Bar.


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