America's Best Beer Gardens
Easy Tiger, Austin
This beer garden-bakery is the newest project from Top Chef Season 9 competitor Andrew Curren, and the chef’s enthusiasm for well-done comfort food comes through in thick sandwiches piled with house-made corned beef and pastrami. The upstairs bakery, headed by expert baker David Norman, also turns out chewy pretzels and flaky pastries, including the signature Tiger Claw with its spiced pecan filling. The garden offers 30 tap beers, like North Coast Brewing Co.’s lauded Old Rasputin Imperial Stout. easytigeraustin.com.