Austin’s ever-expanding burger scene apparently knows no bounds. Those that have beckoned a name for themselves elsewhere are flocking to Austin because they want to be part of what we have. Rightfully so; our diverse community always clamors for new and different dining experiences. Enter Eureka!, one of the latest hotspots to open up on 6th Street.

The space was inviting; a cool, modern but rustic. High top, and regular tables filled the dining room near the bar, as well as a really nice oval bar with several taps and ample flat screens, if you wanna catch a game. I really liked the space, it was leaps and bounds better than the bar that previously occupied the same space.

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Cocktails came in large doses, as the drink menu dashes in some old favorites along with some new school mixes. My partner, Courtney, was inclined to go with her standby, a straight-up Old Fashioned. I went with a Hemingway, which was nice modern take on a Paloma or Greyhound. Eureka had a very liquor-centric vibe. The bar was stocked well with bottles far and wide, and they also had a really nice whiskey/bourbon/scotch shelf towards the back.

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The apps were the first to come out. We were graced with lobster tacos and Brussels sprouts. The sprouts were the crown jewel of the appetizers — fried and tossed in herb oil and macadamia nuts. A little sweeter than I’m used to, but really tasty nonetheless. The Lobster tacos were fresh and comprised of cabbage, knuckle crab meat, avocado, and saffron crema. Clean, simple and delicious.

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