Cherry Creek has been running strong down in South Austin since way back in the 90s, and they’ve come by their popularity honestly. They give you a heavy plate of chow, cooked to order, and usury is not part of their business model.
We discovered them around ’96 or ’97 when we were having a love affair with El Real, then, the best taqueria in Austin, now, a used car dealership. We had run by the little taco joint to get our fix of shrimp cocktail and they were closed. At loose ends, we wondered into Cherry Creek and were blown away that they offered fried green tomatoes.
New lover, same zipcode. The restaurant changed hands a year or so ago but the new owners changed very little. There’s a new menu item or two, but the basic premise is the same: keep the grease changed out, employ competent waitstaff [!] and don’t fuck with the recipes that turned the place into a bona fide cash machine.
New owners, David Mossell and Danny Lenertz are doing land-office business down in South Austin for good reason. If you’re a lover of the foods of the Deep South like we are, a visit would be time well spent.
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