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august restaurant round-up

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august restaurant round-up

Odd Duck

Inspired by local and farm-to-table eating, there's nothing odd about odd duck, because the menu actually pretty simple, in a great way. First things first, order rosé, it's summer time in the city and it just always feels right. We got the Listel Grain de Gris from France and it was tres bien! From there, we worked our way down the menu and enjoyed every last bite. The pea hummus with watermelon and feta was a literal bite out of summer! We also ordered the crab dip and the pork belly dish, both out of this world good! They also have amazing happy hour that you know we will be checking out, #wedomorethandrinkandeatweswear. Be sure to get weird at this Austin institution, located on South Lamar across from Alamo Drafthouse.

Poke Poke

This classic Hawaiian dish has finally made it's way to Austin and we're really really happy happy about it. Poké Poké is great, because it's basically Chipotle for tuna sashimi, aka a sushi lovers heaven! We went with the Spicy & Aloha sauces, then loaded it up with all our faves. It was SO good and the fish was really fresh! They also have acai bowls if you're looking for something on the sweeter side. Located on South Congress, it's perfect for lunch or on-the-go dinner spot.

June's All Day

Who doesn't love a restaurant with "all day" in the name? And #roseallday is definitely our favorite hashtag, so when we heard about the new restaurant opening up by June Rodil, McGuire Moorman's master sommelier, we were all about it. Located in the old Wahoo's spot on South Congress, it's the perfect place to sit out on the patio and people watch. The menu reminded us a bit of a Jewish delicatessen, but has plenty of French and Italian influences as well. We ordered a bottle of rosé (because, duh) and got two plates to share. The broiled petit chevre was EVERYTHING. And if a burger is $22, you know it's gotta be good! So good, in fact, that we had to ask for more garlic aioli on the side (always ask for more aioli). Be sure to stop by for breakfast, lunch or dinner because it's good all day, everyday.

Wu Chow

If you like Chinese take out and eatin' dumplings, you will absolutely love Wu Chow. This modern and upscale hot spot located in the IBC Bank Plaza offers a twist on your typical take out fare, serves a dim sum brunch (we think this is all that and dim sum - see what we did there?), and offers an array of island inspired cocktails. We popped in for happy hour and ordered the incredibly delicious sichuan braised eggplant, dry fried green beans, and tenderbelly pork bao, plus the my-tie and riki-tiki rum punch...because what's happy hour without cocktails?! We know brunch, but Wu Chow takes brunch to a whole new ball game (dim sum, dim sum, dim sum). Y'all have to order the shanghai pork soup dumplings because one, they're so fun to eat and two, they're absolutely delicious. We love seafood, so opted for the shrimp stuffed eggplant, shrimp & cilantro dumplings, and the chicken & shiitake shumai. Y'all, we're eating Wu-Chow up. Stop in for lunch, brunch or dinner - you won't regret it!