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Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat., Brunch Sat.-Sun.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED City Market Restaurant Review

: City Market is new wine in an old bottle---a bright and colorful market/deli/restaurant in the shell of an old honkytonk-café appended to a Victorian cottage. Honest, it works. Serving as both serious food source and last-minute market for the adjacent historic district, City Market has also gathered a loyal following for its casual menu of upscale demi-deli offerings. Lunch features several salads, homemade soups, dips on the order of roasted red pepper with blue corn chips, and sandwiches such as smoked turkey with avocado, chipotle mayonnaise, and a side of jalapeño-spiked potato salad. By-the-pound-or-piece deli items can also be had, and the tarted-up pizza with red potatoes, walnuts, and caramelized onions is one of our favorites. Dinner can begin with a truffled mousse pâté and cornichons and continue to herb-roasted organic chicken. Wednesday night features the chef’s inventive take on Asian cuisine (you can’t be a purist); gourmet pizzas occupy Friday evening, and Saturday is Taste of Texas night---which mostly means grilled meats. Southwest cheese pie, buttermilk-almond pancakes (the almond eludes us), and homemade orange cinnamon rolls are among brunch possibilities. There’s also a small but fine selection of wines by the bottle for that picnic in adjacent King William Park---not a bad notion given the demand by table-hopping neighbors on the limited number of seats in the shop itself.


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