You may have heard about Tony’s Southern Fried Chicken from Texas Monthly or Rob Balon or one of the many highly respected Austin food bloggers. You may have heard that this chicken is THE classic Southern Fried Bone-In Chicken, so good it could make you elbow your grandma out of a church supper buffet line. So good we have to treat like a controlled substance. Offered only on Mondays and Tuesdays so we have time to put in the LOVE.
If so, you heard right.
The secrets to perfect fried chicken lie in the meat preparation, the breading, and in clean, high quality oil held at the ideal temperature throughout the vat. It takes special attention and time. That’s why we offer this dish only on Monday & Tuesday nights, which are typically less crowded than the weekends, at a time when we can give this chicken the care it deserves. But be aware: this chicken’s so good, we’ve been known do land office business on Mondays & Tuesdays, so come on in early before we run out!
Tony’s Southern Fried Chicken
Mondays & Tuesdays after 5pm
both Hyde Park Bar & Grill locations
Fine Art by Greta Olivas
We’re showing fine art by Greta Olivas at Hyde Park South for six weeks in spring 2015.
Spirit Dance by Greta Olivas
Illusion of Time by Greta Olivas
Reflections of Passion by Greta Olivas
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Here’s the winning Fork Selfie! Congrats to Erik C!
We gave away Brunch for 2 in a random drawing.
Participants had to enter by tweeting an an original Hyde Park Fork pic tagged #ForkSelfie by Fri, Mar 20, 6pm.
Lydia Croupe (@WordNerd80)’s tweet & pics inspired us!
The contest was to TWEET a picture of yourself or your friends with Hyde Park Fork (the giant fork at Hyde Park Bar & Grill Central, 4206 Duval, Austin, 78751 WITH #ForkSelfie for a chance to win Brunch for 2 at Hyde Park Bar & Grill! Tweet your pic before 6pm Fri!
Sweepstatkes Rules[list type=”check”]
- No purchase necessary.
- Picture must be original and include the Hyde Park Fork.
- One entry per picture.
- Winner to be drawn at random from all original pics posted to Twitter with hashtag #ForkSelfie by 6pm Fri, Mar 20.
- Retail value is $30. No cash value.
- Employees & families of employees of Hyde Park not included in drawing.
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.
Best food neighborhood in Austin?
Culture Map Austin wonders aloud whether the 42nd block of Duval in historic Hyde Park is “the best food neigborhood in Austin,” saying “this walkable restaurant row is a fun and quirky contender.”
(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:
- Call or click on these links to reserve at Central (Duval) or South (Westgate).
- Reserve your table. We save the exact number of seats you enter — no more, no less. And we’ll hold the table for you for up to 15 minutes after your reservation time.
- NOTE: If a reservation is not available, there are tables available on a first come, first serve basis. Feel free to inquire about walk-in table availability and whether there is an expected wait time.
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.