Neighborhood: East Austin
Address: 301 E 6th St.
Situated right in the madness of 6th street, Parkside, with its gorgeous exposed brick, is easy to spot amidst a sea of run-down college bars. Serving up culinary creations from Shawn Cirkiel and Jeffrey Rhodes, Parkside gives new meaning to the idea of indulgence. From steaming doughnut hole confections, to pistachio shortbread crumble, and an excellent Parmesan and breadcrumb macaroni and cheese, it's easy to sate your appetite with any (or preferably all) of the plates on this stellar five-star menu.