Delving Into Delectable Southern Cuisine: An Austin Native’s Spotlight on Fixe Southern House

Unlock the culinary charm of Austin, Texas, as we guide you down the polished brick roads of Downtown Austin to a gastronomical haven, the Fixe Southern House.

Introduction to Fixe Southern House: More than Just a Restaurant

Tucked away amidst the iconic modern high-rises and quirky boutiques of downtown Austin stands a humble tribute to Southern hospitality, the Fixe Southern House. This treasure nestled in the heart of the city offers a peek into the heart of traditional Southern fare that’s flavorful, comforting, and distinctly Austin.

With its unique blend of historic charm and contemporary flair, Fixe Southern House transforms each meal into an emblematic culinary journey that resonates with the tangy chimes of Southern bells, the sweet lullabies of fiddles and banjos, and the rich legacy of the old porch swings.

Unfolding the Southern Charm: The Story behind Fixe

The roots of this local gem trace back to the vision of Co-Owners and Chef, James Robert, and Keith House. Inspired by the nostalgia of their grandmothers’ kitchens, these culinary maestros embarked on a mission to reinvent popular Southern comfort foods. The idea was simple yet profound – to preserve the heritage of Southern cuisine while introducing a unique, contemporary twist.

Shaping this vision into reality, the duo created Fixe, a cozy Southern getaway nestled amidst Austin’s urban clutter, back in 2014. Since its inception, the Fixe Southern House has carved a distinct spot on Austin’s culinary map, renowned for its innovative spin on legendary dishes like its Sunday Supper and heavenly buttermilk biscuits.

Stepping Into Fixe: A Fusion of Rustic Charm and Modern Aesthetics

Walking through the doors of Fixe Southern House is like walking into a southern novel filled with modern glamour. The potent mixture of an upscale modern design seamlessly blends with rustic, vintage elements to form an intimate, welcoming ambiance.

Anchored by a dramatic pecan wood bar under the soft glow of glass pendant lighting, the main dining area is an irresistible invitation to a relaxed, intimate dining experience.

The crisp, white wooden accents juxtaposed against the backdrop of dark wooden floorboards strike a balance between the rustic and the modern, while the haint blue ceilings harken back to the porch ceilings of Southern homes and bring a touch of curated elegance to the space.

The overall layout encourages patrons to sit back, relax, and lose themselves to the southern charm that permeates every corner of this Austin gem.

The Culinary Delights at Fixe: Where the Old South Meets the New

The allure of Fixe Southern House leaps beyond its captivating interiors. The real star of the show is undoubtedly its bold and delectably authentic cuisine. Praised for their commitment to freshness, quality, and unexpected flavor combinations, Fixe’s menu grabs hold of traditional southern comfort foods and propels them into the present, bursting with modern appeal.

Biscuit Bonanza

Renown throughout Texas and beyond, Fixe’s biscuits deserve a dedicated mention. These glorious rounds are crispy on the outside, light and fluffy on the inside and served piping hot from the oven. Paired with their house preserves and sweet butter, this tantalizing treat is hard to resist.

Innovative Entrees

Beyond their beloved biscuits, their menus are an adventure through Southern Cooking. Some standout dishes include the variations on staples like their Berkshire Pork Shank served with house chorizo, sweet potatoes, apple butter, and red peas. Or perhaps their Crispy Lockhart Quail served over creamed corn and tomato jam. These dishes speak to Fixe’s commitment to enhancing Southern classics with fresh, local ingredients, and an innovative flair.

A Sweet Finish

Dessert at Fixe Southern House is not an afterthought but a crescendo. A delightful range of Southern favorites are rebirthed, like their Caramel Apple Pie served with a dusting of streusel crumble and a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream, or their Hummingbird cake, a delicate concoction of pineapple, banana, pecans, cinnamon, and cream cheese.

Fixe’s Wine Selection: A Tapestry of Flavors

Dinning at Fixe is not complete without exploring their exquisite wine list. Encompassing both approachable selections for the casual sipper and rare finds for the sophisticated oenophile, their wine list has been meticulously curated to complement their culinary offerings. Whether you prefer the robust, full-bodied flavors of a California Cabernet or the delicate, fruity hints of a French Chardonnay, you are sure to find a wine that elevates your Fixe dining experience.

Celebrating the ‘Happy’ in Happy Hour

Fixe’s happy hour is not just a special on the menu; it’s an experience that encapsulates the vibrant spirit of Austin’s food scene. Patrons can indulge in a range of hand-crafted cocktails, beers, and bites in an atmosphere that practically insists on staying a bit longer. Whether you’re nestled in their elegant bar or lounging on their comfortable patio, their happy hour offerings, coupled with their congenial service, are sure to leave you more than satisfied.

Hosting Events at Fixe: Where Celebration Meets Sophistication

Many fans of Fixe would argue that it’s not just the food and ambiance that makes the restaurant special, but also their ability to transform any occasion into a memorable event. With stunning private dining spaces and a customizable menu to match your needs, Fixe is a terrific venue to host everything from birthday celebrations to corporate events.

Why Fixe Southern House is Unmissable: The Final Verdict

With its roots deeply ingrained in Southern heritage and its branches stretching towards contemporary culinary creativity, Fixe Southern House is more than a restaurant – it’s an experience, an emblem of Austin’s vibrant culinary landscape. If you’re adventuring through Austin’s food scene or stepping in for a comforting dose of Southern cuisine, Fixe Southern House is an absolute must-visit.

As we wrap up this deep dive into the charming world of Fixe Southern House, it’s clear that this culinary hot spot isn’t merely a restaurant serving southern comfort food. Rather it’s a gathering spot, a place of celebration. Where food — its preparation, presentation and the pleasure of eating it — is at the heart of everything.

So next time you’re in Austin, or even if you’re a local looking to break the chain of usual eats, make your way to Fixe Southern House. Allow it to guide you through a culinary voyage you’d remember long after your platter is scraped clean. Because at Fixe, you’re not just dining; you’re creating memories and stories worth sharing over and over again. Here’s to incredible food, and experiences that last a lifetime!

Lauren Critzer

I was born in Charlottesville, Virginia and after college, I moved to San Francisco to explore new opportunities and broaden my horizons. I fell in love with the city's vibrant culture and unique atmosphere, but eventually, I moved again, this time to Austin, Texas.

As much as I loved living in different parts of the country, having a baby boy brought me back to my hometown in Charlottesville, where I now live with my husband, our little one, and two furry friends. I enjoy going to wineries, taking my pups everywhere, and spending quality time with my family.

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