ATX Good Eats 2012
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Best bets for Austin Restaurant Week: Foreign & Domestic, Olive & June, Roaring Fork

Best bets for Austin Restaurant Week: Foreign & Domestic, Olive & June, Roaring Fork

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The second week of the Fall 2012 installment of Austin Restaurant Week kicks off Sunday and runs through Wednesday, Oct. 3. Restaurants around town are offering special three-course prix fixe dinner menus, each with an appetizer, entree and dessert, from $27 - $37.

With so many options, here are three best bets for dinner during Austin Restaurant Week that will please your palate.

Situated in the trendy but unassuming North Loop corridor, Foreign & Domestic's special three-course menu options (priced at $37) range from a starter Smoked Pumpkin Soup with lime raita, crispy kale and tapioca, to a southern-inspired entree of Shrimp & Grits with pulled pork, egg and crispy shrimp heads. For a down home dessert, choose between either Apple Pie in a Jar or Chocolate Cream Pie.

To take the guess work out of ordering, visit Shawn Cirkiel's newest venture, Olive & June for a rustic dining experience. The prix fixe menu ($37) includes an appetizer of Smoked Trout Croquette, followed by an entree of Turkey Porchetta and Yogurt Lemon Torta with pistachio crumble and pistachio gelato for dessert.

Prefer a downtown dinner? Venture to Roaring Fork and choose between an entree of Cedar Salmon, Pork Tenderloin or Sword n Egg with hash. Each is served with choice of appetizer and dessert for only $27.

For the full list of participating restaurants and menus, visit the Austin Restaurant Week website. A portion of the proceeds from Austin Restaurant Week benefit Meals on Wheels and More.