Late Night Bite at Parkside
Austin’s late night dining scene has a classy new addition with parkside, a bar/restaurant with upstairs patio location on 6th and San Jacinto.
This newish spot, co-owned by Shawn Cirkiel, former chef of Jean Luc’s, is open until around 2 a.m. Thursday – Saturday and until midnight Sunday – Wednesday. It is not open for lunch. Located on the corner of 6th and San Jacinto, it is a welcome respite from the raucous atmosphere on 6th Street on a weekend night. It’s very popular with foodies and restaurant industry-types.
Last night we enjoyed fried calamari with fresh paprika, bar steak with fries and sauteed scallops with oranges and mushrooms. Everything was tasty. Last week Monica and I split an egg sandwich and beet salad with pistachios. Warm fuzzy to any reader that has tried the marrow bones with herbed salad and can report back in the comments section.
It would also be fun to just sit at the bar and get drinks and apps. parkside features an extensive oyster menu as well as a raw bar. On Monday’s they offer $4 martinis and on Wednesday you can dig into 1/2 price oysters and sparkling wine.