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Where to Score Zagat's Final Four Bar Foods in Austin

By Megan Giller
March 26, 2014

In a bar-food battle, what wins: Buffalo wings, French fries, onion rings or calamari? We’re pitting some of the best bar-food snacks against each other in our March Madness-inspired tournament. Here's where you can enjoy the final four picks, and be sure to vote on your favorites before end of day tomorrow. 

Buffalo Wings
Black Sheep Lodge’s smoked chipotle wings are even better dipped in blue cheese dressing.

The hot wings at Plucker’s are truly a victory in themselves.

French fries
The thick-cut steak fries at Black Star Co-Op have started and ended feuds.

Sweet potato fries at Phil’s Icehouse take the healthy tuber to a new level.

Onion Rings
The perfect, crisp batter on the rings at newcomer El Sapo makes them stand out from the crowd.

For a classic, hit up Jeffrey’s and try their enormous onion ring as a side to your $70 steak.

Calamari
Chef Shawn Cirkiel’s downtown restaurant Parkside takes frying to a new (upscale) level, then dusts the treats with paprika.

The baby squid at Barlata comes with fennel and a side of aioli, elevating the dish.

Places Mentioned

Barlata Tapas Bar

Tapas Bar • Zilker

Food23 Decor23 Service22 Cost$44
 
 
 
Parkside

American • Downtown

Food25 Decor23 Service23 Cost$37
 
 
 
Jeffrey's Restaurant

Fine Dining • Clarksville

Food25 Decor25 Service24 Cost$81
 
 
 
Black Sheep Lodge

Bar And Grill • Zilker

Atmo.22 Decor19 Service20 CostM
 
 
 
 
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