• Skulls and pickles at Barley Swine. Photograph by Pableaux Johnson
    Skulls and pickles at Barley Swine. Photograph by Pableaux Johnson

    Issue 2: Austin

    It’s rare to see a restaurant website that features its farmers alongside its menu and staff bios, but Barley Swine does, and it’s no surprise: locally sourced produce and meats are treated with great esteem here. Look for precisely plated, powerfully flavorful dishes like Wagyu beef loin with radish, corn pudding and grilled radicchio, and a dessert of corn custard with lime, goat’s milk sorbet, and a masa crumble. Reserve in advance; although this place isn’t yet three years old, it’s already mighty popular.