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Star-Crossed Livers


Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile
3235 E. Cesar Chavez

There's something about a blindingly bright Austin summer day that makes you want to pull the blinds and hibernate until fall.

Come out of hiding - we found the ideal locale for a dreamy dusk cocktail - Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile, which opened this week. You'll want to be among the first to book a rezzie to sip and sup amongst a remarkable setting: tiny wooden bird houses scattered in the trees and refurbished industrial decor like oversized canopy chairs made of antlers. The ranch-to-table menu features comfort food you'll long for... beef from the Jacoby family's Texas ranch, quail and smokey cheddar shrimp and grits. Add to that potent drinks like the Smash Cocktail, a general store that houses a petite selection of homemade goods, fresh flowers, dried meats and cheeses, and a view from the backyard patio that offers unprecedented selfie backdrops of the Colorado River, and you're all set for sunset. 

Welcome to the twilight zone.

Stay tuned for brunch and lunch service coming this fall!

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