Two restaurants remain in our annual Tastemaker tournament, but only one can be named the Best New Restaurant in Austin. Fork & Vine and Lucky's Puccias & Pizzeria have won your votes, surpassing long-awaited openings and new fine dining favorites to become the finalists.
Fork & Vine, nestled in the Burnet Road/Anderson Lane corridor, fills a void for Austin-inspired cuisine (and delicious wine and beer selections) in a booming part of town. "We want this to be a fun place to hang out for lunch or dinner; the kind of place we want to spend time every day, even when we aren't working," says Chef Camden Stuerzenberger.
Lucky's Puccias & Pizzeria is the brick-and-mortar incarnation of the popular food trailer. The restaurant serves up Lucky's famous baked sandwiches, as well as new pizzas — puccia fans will recognize the delicious dough in these Neapolitan-style pies. Lucky's makes for a great midday escape or a fun dinner date.
Tournament voting is open through Monday, May 11. Vote for your favorite restaurant in the final match-up now — we'll announce the winner at the CultureMap Tastemaker Awards on May 12.
The CultureMap Tastemaker Awards are May 12 at Brazos Hall. Tickets are available now.