This butcher shop and salumeria (yes, it’s a word) also happens to be a full time restaurant, so if you’re a meat lover, then this is your must-go place. Featuring everything from charcuterie to coffee, lunch and dinner is served at this establishment every day but Monday. Brunch on Sundays.

Help from Local Texas Ranches

One of the best things about this place is that you know that the meat is fresh, natural, and environmentally sound because it all comes from local Texas ranches that focus on sustainability. Many of their dairy products and dried goods also come from local sources, making Salt & Time a restaurant you can feel good about eating at.

Vegetarians Beware

While you will find a couple vegetarian friendly options on the lunch and dinner menu here—such as the ricotta gnocchi (hold the cured meat) with cured egg yolk, picked peach, Serrano, and sorrell—the options are limited it, and this really is an omnivore’s paradise. To start your meal, the Salumi Board goes highly recommended, and adding cheese to your board for an extra $5 makes it even more mouthwatering. For your main dish, the Butcher’s Burger with aioli, pickles, beef fat French fries, and tomato (add cheese, bacon, and/or egg if you’d like), is one of the best burgers in all of Austin. Really, people go here just for the burger. If you’re looking for something slightly more refined, the Porkerhouse Chop, $20, is succulent and satisfying. Make sure you finish your meal with the grilled peaches and mascarpone, which is as delicious as it is elegant.

Unique Sunday Brunch Experience

Sunday brunch is served from 11 AM to 3 PM at Salt & Time, and again, it’s really more for meat eaters than it is for vegetarians, although they do offer a scrumptious French toast that is meat (although not egg) free. Otherwise, go for the Hash $9, which features rotating smoked meats, jalapenos, mushrooms, potatoes, and onion. Or, go all out with the traditional Steak & Eggs for $14.

Get Happy for Happy Hour

Happy Hour at this place is pretty awesome, and from 3 PM to 6 PM Tuesday through Saturday, the restaurant offers $3 cans of Zoe, $5 house wine, a build your own Salumi board, and daily drink specials. Also, it’s good to note that there’s an outdoor dining area that makes happy hour even happier, and it’s not unusual to see crowds of the hip and cool gathered outside sipping on beer and sampling salami and cheese. Probably goes without saying, but this is much more of a date-night, adult-family, or friends hang-out place than a bring-your-young-children place. Open until 10 PM everyday except Monday (when they’re closed) and Sunday, when they close at 6 PM, Salt & Time doesn’t take reservations, so show up early for a good spot.