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Hillside Farmacy Restaurant Review: Perhaps the exclamation point for the positive impact of East Austin’s gentrification, the former Hillside Drugstore building was transformed into an eatery that’s honey to the hipster swarms. The structure (more recently a po’ boy dive) was refurbished by restaurant designers Mickie Spencer and Greg and Jade Mathews. The motif is set with nineteenth-century pharmacy cabinets and hex-tiled floors and a tin ceiling. The play-on-words “Farmacy” refers to the hyper-local focus of the ingredients. Small plates from chef Sonya Coté, of East Side ShowRoom fame, range from bison tartare dressed with red pepper coulis and a well-placed quail egg to mac ‘n’ cheese (mornay, not cheddar, thank you). The raw bar features a range of oysters. For entrées, one can’t help but smile when selecting the soul-warming ratatouille. Gourmet sandwiches (like pâté, bacon, goat cheese and arugula on artisan bread) are equally satisfying at lunch, dinner or late-night. Where Coté soars in culinary vision, the execution sometimes falls a little short. Service can be a bit ambivalent, but it coincides with the hipster vibe. Brunch is packed (and worth the jostling for seats), so we recommend arriving on the early side.