Austin: Qui, Paul Qui
Chef Paul Qui won the judges of Top Chef over with his Asian-fusion food, and he’s enchanted Austin as well. His eponymous restaurant, Qui, just opened on June 20 to rave reviews. In particular, try the rabbit seven ways and the cheddar-cheese ice cream sandwich. You’ll probably be able to fit in a short hello to the chef as well, since the open kitchen provides easy access. But beware of long waits, which can sometimes last up to three hours.