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Food to go with your three-bar hop: Restaurants near Clive, Trifecta and the Brown Bar

Mike Sutter

Our freelance bar columnist Dina Guidubaldi just told you about three places for no-nonsense drinks: Trifecta on 3rd, the Brown Bar and Clive Bar. Here are a handful of places near each bar to grab something to eat before or after.

Near Clive Bar

(609 Davis St.)

Cazamance.A softly lit courtyard oasis in the Rainey Street crush. African-influenced food from a trailer, including stir-fried chicken with peppers and olives in a bread bowl and whole, frosty coconuts. 90 Rainey St. 844-4414, www.facebook.com/Cazamance .

East Side King at Bar 96.Eric Ting came to Austin from Vancouver, B.C., to open the second incarnation of East Side King, a trailer owned in part by his cousin, Uchiko executive chef Paul Qui. Ting's trailer specializes in yakitori-grilled dishes, including fish-ball skewers with rice and Filipino pickled cabbage. 96 Rainey St.

El Naranjo. Interior Mexican food, exterior seating. Crunchy fish tacos with cabbage and subtle chipotle cream, mushroom empanadas, tender cochinita pibil with a twist of citrus. The trailer rests in the driveway of the old house the restaurant hopes to occupy soon. 85 Rainey St. 474-2776.

G'Raj Mahal Cafe.Part trailer, part Indian pavilion, part backlit mirage when the serpentine bicycle dragon glows at night. A full Indian menu, with curries, biryanis, tandoori meats and Goan specialties. 91 Red River St. 480-2255.

Iron Works BBQ.In this red corrugated-metal smokehouse, the sampler plate says it all: a big beef rib, moist brisket with a nice black char and Iron Works' own sausage. 100 Red River St. 478-4855, www.ironworksbbq.com .

Shuck Shack. Fried catfish, oysters and hush puppies are on the menu, but the big draw is the relaxed, coastal feel of the East Austin courtyard. 1808 E. Cesar Chavez St. 472-4242, www.shuckshack.com .

Your Mom's Burger Bar.From a shop with a tattooed sense of humor and architectural nods to the Texas flag comes the Frida Kahlo, a half-pound burger with chorizo and pepper Jack stuffed inside beef, finished with a fried egg and chipotle-lime sauce. Grease stains are so metal. 1701 E. Cesar Chavez St., Suite B. 474-6667, www.yourmoms.net .

Near Trifecta on 3rd

(360 Nueces St.)

Garrido's.The little tortillas are fresh and soft at David Garrido's tony taqueria, and they play equally well with fried oysters and mahi mahi with bacon. But the rib-eye taco is a true cut of steak with a hint of coffee. 360 Nueces St. 320-8226, www.garridosaustin.com .

How Do You Roll? Like Subway for sushi. Pick the base of your roll (seaweed or soy paper with rice), choose your meat (grilled beef or chicken, shrimp tempura, eel, raw fish and so on), then add vegetables, sauces and toppings. 454 W. Second St. 320-8400 Also at 10515 N. MoPac Blvd. (Loop 1), Suite A165. 243-8298, www.maki.us.com .

La Condesa.Mexico City street food taken as far as chef René Ortiz's imagination can stretch in an edgy space with avant cocktails. 400-A W. Second St. 499-0300, www.lacondesaaustin.com .

Lamberts Downtown Barbecue.A muscular retreat for Southern-style carnivores from the chefs behind Perla's, turning out coriander-crusted barbecued ribs, brown-sugar brisket, deviled eggs, Cheddar-poblano grits and grilled fish. 401 W. Second St. 494-1500, www.lambertsaustin.com .

Mulberry.The wine bar that wants to be more, with good roasted fish, pork belly and a two-fisted burger. Plus a well-curated wine list and a smart urban vibe. 360 Nueces St. 320-0297, www.mulberryaustin.com .

Near the Brown Bar

(201 W. Eighth St.)

Athenian Grill. The feel of a Greek cafeteria, the look of a legislative bistro. The lamb-and-beef gyro meat on the combo plate was aromatic and filling, laid alongside firm roast chicken and a flaky spinach pie. With rice, pita and Greek salad, easily a plate for two. 600 Congress Ave., Suite 150. 474-7775, www.athenianbargrill.com .

Bess Bistro on Pecan. Like a turn-of-the-last-century New York chophouse, done in brick and aged leather in the vault space of the Stratford Arms building. Sandra Bullock's restaurant is a mix of high and low cuisines, from a croque monsieur and shepherd's pie to Creole shrimp and seared scallops. 500 W. Sixth St. 477-2377, www.bessbistro.com .

Perry's Steakhouse & Grille.You might argue that this Houston-bred steakhouse has all the décor finesse of a baroque cruise liner. But to judge Perry's on its titanic wine wall and bank-vault dining room is to miss something Austin appreciates to its core: Perry's knows its meat. The Flintstonian smoked pork chop is a bronzed butcher's tour of marbled fat, loin and pull-apart ribs. 114 W. Seventh St. 474-6300, www.perryssteakhouse.com .

Silhouette Restaurant and Bar. The button-down sushi — nigiri with briny salmon eggs, silky-fleshed salmon and tuna, smoky eel and sweet octopus — plays wingman to the bar's aloha-shirted drinks, including a fruit-sweet kiwi saketini, three-way flights of sake and a flirty array of bubble teas with tapioca pearls. 718 Congress Ave. 478-8899.