October 24, 2015 The Culture Trip

The 10 Best Breakfasts & Brunches in Austin

How do you start your day in the morning? With pancakes and waffles? Yogurt and granola? Or, do you skip the food and go straight for the coffee? Either way, Austin has great places for you to enjoy your breakfast! Read our list to discover the best breakfast and brunch spots in Austin, TX.Read more

October 21, 2015 Community Impact

Eastside Cafe/Elaine’s: Restaurants operated under same owner

Three friends who worked together at a Barton Springs Road restaurant decided 27 years ago to turn a failing restaurant on Manor Road into Eastside Cafe. Elaine Martin, one of the original three and now the sole owner, said starting a business was not an easy venture.Read more

October 13, 2015 Austin American-Statesman

Eastside Cafe’s Martin always ahead of the kitchen curve: Feel-good eatery in East Austin continues to serve garden-to-plate delights

Elaine Martin is comfortable with being ahead of the curve on the Austin restaurant scene. For 40 years, she has been part of almost every wave of innovation. Since 1988, she has owned Eastside Cafe — at times with partners, such as Dorsey Barger, now co-owner of the HausBar urban farm. The comfortable-as-a-shoe cafe on Manor Road pioneered garden-to-plate dining, elevated American comfort food and helped spark a culinary migration to East Austin.Read more

October 2, 2015 Spoon University

The 50 Best Things to Eat in Austin Before You Die

Dietitians will try to tell you “eat to live,” but the Austinite M.O. is definitely “live to eat." Austin is the type of city where you can get gourmet dishes out of a food truck, so narrowing down the “must-eats” to just 50 was nearly impossible. How many of our favorites have you crossed off your bucket list?Read more