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Emmer and Rye 2015 Austin restaurant grain salad
Emmer & Rye's dishes allow ingredients to speak for themselves, such as this grain salad with Pure Luck chevre, cucumber, and cherry tomatoes. Photo by Melody Fury
Emmer and Rye 2015 Austin restaurant dim sum tray
Servers circulate the room with carts and trays carrying small plates, dim sum style. Photo by Melody Fury
Emmer and Rye 2015 Austin restaurant dim sum broccoli cheese
An example of the dim sum is this play on cheese and broccoli, served as finger food. Photo by Melody Fury
Emmer and Rye 2015 Austin restaurant pasta noodles
The team mills all of their flour, including emmer, an ancient grain for pasta. Photo by Melody Fury
Emmer and Rye 2015 Austin restaurant garden beds
Diners can look out to raised garden beds from the dining room. Photo by Melody Fury
Emmer and Rye 2015 Austin restaurant polenta
Plates here are often complex, such as this polenta with roasted shiitake mushrooms, marigold spuma, and fermented oyster mushroom. Photo by Melody Fury
Emmer and Rye 2015 Austin restaurant panna cotta dessert pastry chef Tavel Bristol-Joseph
Pastry chef Tavel Bristol-Joseph throws his own spin on familiar desserts, like this panna cotta made with goat milk, honeycomb, pecan granola, and tomato preserves. Photo by Melody Fury
Emmer and Rye 2015 Austin restaurant bar manager Adam Stellmon
Bar manager Adam Stellmon whips up classic cocktails, livening them up with house-made ingredients like thyme syrup. Photo by Melody Fury
Emmer and Rye 2015 Austin restaurant kitchen
Tall shelving divides the open space while the busy kitchen is on display for all. Photo by Melody Fury
Emmer and Rye 2015 Austin restaurant outdoor patio Rainey Street
Ample outdoor seating looks out to a quieter section of Rainey Street. Photo by Melody Fury