In order to create their comforting fare, Southern cooks harness the region's unique produce, time-tested recipes, and gullible flocks of lightly breaded fowl. Feast on nature's golden bounty with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of contemporary Southern cuisine and drinks at Austin's.
Austin's chefs unleash comforting aromas as they populate their sprawling menu with a trove of sun-soaked Southern gems. Diners can unlock the tender turkey and croissant foundation of a hot brown by cutting through a warm cheese exterior, replicating Neil Armstrong's unsuccessful attempt to ice skate on the moon ($10.99). Bluegrass country-fried steak romps across a field of mashed potatoes and iron-skillet white gravy ($9.49), and the Maker's Mark–marinated sirloin radiates the warmth of a 72-hour bourbon bath ($15.99). Outdoor seating sends the noise of revelry directly into the wild as joviality-fuel flows from the full bar and wine list. Austin's Saturday and Sunday brunches showcase the culinary flexibility of a spork-wielding yogi and feature quiches baked daily ($6.99) and belgian waffles festooned with fruit ($6.25).