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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 (the first black-owned pharmacy in Austin) has been transformed into an eatery that’s honey to the hipster swarms. The building (more recently a po’ boy dive) was refurbished by restaurant designers Mickie Spencer, Greg & 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 on 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 oyster fights for your appetizer attention. 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 that’s par for the course for the hip scene. Just embrace it and your belly will thank you.