South Congress hot spot June's All Day is charming more than just Austin. The neighborhood favorite has been named one of Food & Wine's Restaurants of the Year for 2017.
The "definitive list of the 10 most exciting new places to eat in America now" features restaurants that opened within the last 14 months. June's, the sole Texas restaurant on the coveted list, gets props for presenting a new take on the wine bar.
The playful restaurant is named for McGuire Moorman Hospitality's beverage director June Rodil; it opened on SoCo in July 2016. Last month it was named Neighborhood Restaurant of the Year in our 2017 Tastemaker Awards.
It's a "finer diner where you can indeed drink all day, and where, for once, the food supports the wine and not the other way around," says Food & Wine.
"Stick around long enough and you may find yourself, as we did, with the perfect fried chicken sandwich in one hand and a glass of luscious orange wine made by Cistercian nuns in the other, while Merle Haggard warbles from the jukebox. You might not want to leave, and at June’s All Day, there’s no reason you should."
Joining June's on the list are Brooklyn's Olmstead, Tartine Manufactory in San Francisco, and Tusk in Portland, among others. Read all about these dining destinations in the June issue of Food & Wine magazine — it hits newsstands May 12.