Everyone loves a good neighborhood restaurant. And when Foreign & Domestic opened its doors in March 2010, the Northeast side of Austin reveled in its sleek, laid back atmosphere and marveled at its sophisticated menu. Chef/owner Ned Elliott, whose credits include New York's Per Se and Picholine, saw an opportunity in Austin to bring bold technique and flavor and present it in a home-style fashion. The 12-ounce wagyu burger stacked with blue cheese, pork belly bacon
and smoked tomato jam on a house-made English muffin is a menu mainstay, but most items change every few days with everything from curried fall vegetables to crispy pork jowls with grits and roasted squash to squid ink and wild boar cannelloni with dried cherries, chiles and mint. Indeed, F&D's menu isn't exactly for the most finicky of eaters, but if you're up for a little adventure, this is the place to be.