2115 Holly St., Holly
Like so many spots in Austin, this restaurant takes its name from its former life—as a Kleen Wash laundry built in the late 60s. At the helm is chef Rene Ortiz, whose Mediterranean influenced-dishes take inspiration from North Africa and the Levant, too. The design? As coolly laid-back as its imaginative chef, with modern wire chairs at the bar, big picture windows, and lacquered turquoise floors. Don’t miss the Prince Edward Island mussels doused in green chile butter and Castelvetrano olive broth.