Last night, Nancy’s Hustle did a restaurant takeover serving some of their menu at June’s All Day in Austin (menu here). Left feeling quite impressed by the meal and I’m making a point to eat at Nancy’s next time I’m in Houston.
Everything I tried had this huge sense of umami while also not feeling too heavy to eat. Tried the Nancy cakes, lamb dumplings, poached octopus, sourdough tagliatelle, and the calamansi sorbet. Nancy cakes were my highlight - it’s their take on blini with caviar. I dearly wish for a place like Nancy’s in Austin because of such stellar food in a casual bistro type setting, though I admit Sour Duck Market comes somewhat close to nailing that sweet spot. Really liked that you can dabble through sharing a lot of small plates without having an overfilling meal.
Alison Cook had a stellar review for Nancy’s:
One last thing: kinda shocked Nancy’s Hustle and Theodore Rex each aren’t being discussed here! Really think those two restaurants would have Michelin stars if they were in LA/SF/Chicago/NYC etc.