Irene’s in AustinBy: Celia Funderburk
A drive for hospitality is a hallmark of the American diner. But to compete in today’s locally driven, Instagram-centric food world, even classic Americana has to go above and beyond. Enter Irene’s in Austin, where everyone from the guests to the food are treated with the utmost care. Irene's is where to eat in Austin with its balance of care. Locally sourced produce gives the cuisine another reason to stand out.
Try the brioche or thick biscuits to start. Pair with fruity mixed drinks or a cup of coffee. While the menu changes frequently, you can always count on classics like sandwiches, sliders, and wings to remain. Everyone’s favorite old-fashioned desserts, such as strawberry cake, can cure any sweet tooth. Savor all of this while sitting on the spacious patio situated under pecan trees near Shoal Creek. Or, take a trip inside where you’ll be greeted by bright smiles and cozy tables. Despite the high-quality eats and drinks, Irene’s feels anything but pretentious. Leave here knowing there’s a second home waiting for you and your appetite to return. This restaurant is the answer to where to eat in Austin.