The days of sidling up to your favorite restaurant and immediately finding a table are long gone. As Austin becomes an increasingly hot food town, the lines are growing exponentially. Here are four places to skip them and still eat like a pro.
Say hello to wild boar ribs with a soy-chili glaze, papaya salad and the Son in Law, pictured above, with a deep-fried farm egg and braised pork shoulder in a thick soy sauce with nahm prik pla, all in no time.
Did you know that if you order a significant amount of meat ahead of time, you can pick up your brisket and goodies WITHOUT WAITING IN LINE? Throw a party for 10 of your closest friends and eat like a Texas king. Pro tip: Plan about two months ahead of time, since orders at this institution fill up fast.
Sashimi, nigiri, creative rolls and even chicken tempura for the meeker among us can all be delivered to your door. We can’t get enough of the Lincoln Heights Roll.
The former Zen location has been transformed by chef Jay Huang (formerly of Uchi/Uchiko and Trace), with more sushi options and fresh fish from Tsukiji Market in Japan.