Good EatsSeptember 19, 2012
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Ambitious restaurateurs Larry McGuire and Thomas Moorman helm the kitchen at Elizabeth Street Café, a nine-month-old Vietnamese boulangerie and café in Austin's South Congress neighborhood that is putting a locally sourced, farm-fresh spin on the Asian cuisine. “You used to have to pilgrimage to north Austin for good Vietnamese food, which is one of our favorites, with so many tastes and textures and an overall feeling of freshness," Moorman says. So he and McGuire sought to “bring these flavors to central Austin and showcase them in an inviting, convivial space.” Although they decided to keep the menu relatively traditional, they were excited to “sneak in a few original dishes" (like the fried chicken bún below).