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StarChefs

    Foreign & Domestic

    EAT

    306 East 53rd Street
    Austin, TX 78751
    (512) 459-1010
    www.fndaustin.com/new/
    Hours: Tues-Thurs 5:30pm-9:30pm; Fri-Sat 5:30pm-11pm; Sun 10am-2pm

    The décor at Foreign & Domestic is the opposite of luxe. In this cinderblock house of modern comfort food, the chairs are Ikea, and plates Crate and Barrel, and storage racks line the walls. The lucky few diners who get to eat at the restaurant’s long counter or one of a dozen two-tops get a full monty view of the kitchen crew prepping, cooking, and making the magic of F&D happen. 2011 Austin Rising Star Chef Ned Elliott wants to reinvent comfort food, and his inquisitive, technique-driven explorations into familiar flavors do just that. Perhaps his greatest skill is packing every imaginable ounce of depth and umami possible into dishes—a skill that explains, and validates, the restaurant’s healthy portion sizes. (You just don’t want to stop eating.) Partner and Pastry Chef Jodi Elliott’s desserts exemplify comfort—with a wink. She tops her ice cream with French fries (like a gussied up Wendy’s Frostie with fries) and takes her seasonal fruit pies to the next level with a quick dip in the deep fryer.

    Recommended Dishes:
  • Heartbrand Beef Wagyu Flank Steak, Fermented Red Pepper Sauce, Mint, Fried Orzo, Soft Poached Egg on a Bed of Bacon, Sea Salt, Fava Beans, Togarashi, and Allan Benton Ham Broth
  • Fried Pork Ribs, House-made Buffalo Sauce, and Blue Cheese Custard
  • Brownie Sundae: Brownie, Milk Chocolate Ice Cream, Cherry Caramel, and Shoestring Fries

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