22) Hyde Park Bar & Grill, Austin, Texas
There’s a blogger in Austin you really should make it a point to read: Hipstercrite, created by the lovely and talented 20-something writer / filmmaker / fashion & design maven Lauren Modery.
She’s a New York transplant by way of LA who wised up and made the move to Austin just in time to build an enthusiastic following for her lively, entertaining blog and be named Austin’s “Blogger of the Year” at the Austin Blogger Awards in 2010. Her work has been mentioned in Texas Monthly, Mental Floss, Mashable, HuffingtonPost, Houston Chronicle, Le Temps and Le Soir. The short film she co-wrote and co-produced, Loves Her Gun, won the Louis Black Lone Star award at SXSW 2013.
Creative and resourceful, she’s exactly the kind of person we want to have make our fair, weird city home. So we urge you to read her work, hire her to write for you, support her film projects, and say howdy when you see her.
She recently named Hyde Park Bar & Grill, along with several of our long-time restaurant brethren in a list of “Austin’s Best Restaurants That Don’t Cost An Arm and a Leg.” We are pleased and flattered and wanted to return the favor, hence this tip of our hat to you, Hipstercrite. May Austin be the home that you want it to be!
Sometimes it’s hard to remember that we were not always a foodie town, that the current array of tastebud-boggling options was not always on our social menu. So it’s easy for old favorites to get lost in the din of dinnertime dilemmas. Strolling in and sitting down at one of Austin’s two Hyde Park Bar & Grills after not being there for a while and ordering one of their perfect meat-and-two-veg standards, like their pan-roasted chicken with green beans and mashers in a delicate tarragon jus, is much like that first holiday back home after being away at school: The experience is not just nourishing, it’s visceral, packed with mouthfeel memory and the revelation that while we may not have always been a foodie town, we’ve always had someone and somewhere saving us a seat at the table and pointing us in the right direction. — Austin Chronicle
Thank you. We are so honored. Come by & get comfortable.
(Spoiler alert) We couldn’t agree more. We are proud to be in one of Austin’s most historic, and thoroughly walkable neighborhoods.
Our neighbors in historic Hyde Park have outdone themselves once again.
As neighborhoods go, the one from which our restaurant takes its name is one of the most organized, active, passionate, inclusive, diverse, creative and resourceful communities in the city.
They banded together as a community, raised funds, got donations of time and talent, and created a beautiful mural at our beloved Shipe Pool!
Congratulations to all involved!
Community Unveiling of the Shipe Park Pool Mosaic Mural
June 29, 2013 – 7:00pm
4400 Avenue G, Austin, TX 78751
As it turns out, you actually can teach an old dog new tricks.
After almost 30 years in business, we’ve added a new trick to our repertoire: We’re now taking reservations on a selected basis.
(“Selected basis?” What do we mean by that?)
You see, it’s important to us to continue to be able to accommodate our many customers who come into the restaurant in a completely spontaneous fashion. The walk-ins, the free spirits, the whimsters, the people who just up and say “hey, let’s go to Hyde Park Bar & Grill” on the spur of the moment. We can’t let those folks down by having every table reserved.
But for our friends who like to plan ahead, we’re now making selected tables available for reservations.
Reservations at Hyde Park Bar & Grill:
Looking for a spot for a private party for up to 80 people? Check out our patio at the Westgate location.
If you’d like to hold an event on our patio, talk with Daniel Caudle at Hyde Park Bar & Grill at Westgate — 899-2700. He’ll work out the details for you to have a fantastic private affair.
It’s come to our attention that some people don’t think there is parking available for our original location in historic Hyde Park.
Take a look at this.
Yes, that’s a parking lot. It’s right behind the restaurant/Quack’s etc at 43rd and Ave H. Easy in, easy out.
Come try it out.
“At Hyde Park Bar & Grill, fried chicken has turned the restaurant world’s slowest nights into an occasion.
On Mondays and Tuesdays, Tony Herring pays homage to the chicken that anchored his Tony’s Southern Comfort restaurant until it closed in 2007. And while Herring boils the oil at the West Gate Boulevard location, his brother Dwayne keeps an eye on Tony’s legacy at the Duval Street shop…”
Read the full article!