Parkside, a gastro pub in Austin’s lively downtown area is home to chef/owner Shawn Cirkiel. Located directly on Sixth Street it offers a casual venue for his unpretentious, but bold take on New American Cuisine. Offerings include a sumptuous raw bar—which often carries as many as 16 varieties of oysters. While the menu changes seasonally—even daily–diners can enjoy both dramatic dishes like seared scallops with butternut puree, jalapeno, and lime or comfort basics such as a cheeseburger or fried egg sandwich.
Fresh, ingredient driven food embracing the energy of downtown. An “oasis of sanity amid the drunken antics of Sixth Street”, this moderately priced Downtown American from chef Shawn Cirkiel is known for its “innovative” small plates, “great raw bar” and “interesting cocktails” served up by an “accommodating” crew; the atmosphere’s hip, and it’s open late too.