I’m going to shelve Magazine Monday for another week because I don’t have time this morning to go down a Pinterest rabbit hole. Instead, I’ll share a supercute restaurant discovery I made last week, thanks to my BFF Karen’s recommendation. épicerie bills itself as a French cafe and grocery store, carrying a curated selection of wines and cheeses, as well as specialty jams and treats. Lunch was amazing–I had the chicken terrine, which was to. die. for. But what struck me immediately was its minimalist and modern design. There’s nothing “extra” about the decor of the place, and that kind of quiet simplicity is perfect if you need a break from a frenetic workday. It reminded me a lot of Marfa in that way. Read more about Marfa style here.
It’s no surprise to find out that Austin’s superstar architect Michael Hsu is behind the look, or that chef Sarah McIntosh was trained by Thomas Keller of the infamous French Laundry. What is surprising is that the surrounding Hancock neighborhood tried to prevent its opening. I would kill for something like this in my ‘hood.
2307 Hancock Drive
Austin, TX 78756
The other RobYn was telling me about this place last night…and how much she loves it! It used to be a hair salon – crazy, huh? I haven’t tried it yet, but color me convinced! (:
Thanks for the tip, we ended up there last night. The decor is calming and interesting…we sat at that first table, the marble one under the pendant light (which I couldn’t stop looking at!).
The food was quality and yummy. Comfort French food but not pretentious.
The only ding is that the acoustics make the inside very noisy. That was not calming. I have a feeling the outdoor tables will be much in demand, especially when the weather cools down again.
Thanks Robin for a great suggestion!
Glad you enjoyed it, Suzi!
I really need that marble table and chairs! We love Epicerie and I always mean to ask them when they found their table, but I’m too busy enjoying the food and wine!
Jpo, if you can’t find one like it, that marble table could easily be replicated by getting a similar farmhouse table off of Craigslist and getting a fabricator to create/install a marble top!
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