Who we are and what we do

Our Story

We’ve been entertaining friends and family at Contigo Ranch for over 30 years. It is the countless hunting trips, weekend retreats, cattle roundups, barbecues, parties, horseshoe and washers tournaments, and pachangas that serve as inspiration for this restaurant. Since we can’t have everyone down to the ranch, we decided to do our best to bring the ranch to everyone in Austin.

At Contigo, we like to sit outside, we like to drink beer… and margaritas. We like to eat great food and appreciate friendly company and warm hospitality. We serve Fresh, Quality, Bar Food… which is basically how we like to eat. We make things that go well with beer and utilize the freshest ingredients we can find.

Our goal is to offer the community a place to relax, commune, and enjoy great food.
We hope you will join us.

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Ben Edgerton

Co-Owner

Ben hails from San Antonio, TX. After college he moved to New York City to work in advertising.

After 5 years he decided to move home… and open a restaurant. After years of mopping floors, washing dishes, pulling espresso shots, pouring wine, opening beers, delivering food, and managing restaurants, he partnered with Chef Andrew to open Contigo Austin.

Ben grew up working and hunting at Contigo Ranch in S. Texas. He has an extensive keychain collection. In his free time he is a soccer player, guitar picker, song writer, food appreciator, and one hell of a whistler.

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Andrew Wiseheart

Co-Owner – Executive Chef

Andrew is a native of San Angelo, TX. He went to school to learn some things about cooking.

He also traveled a lot to learn some more things about cooking. In-between his schooling and traveling he took time to work in some Michelin recognized restaurants in Napa, CA (La Toque, Angele).

He knows his way around a kitchen and a ranch, and is skilled in both crafts. This unique combination is reflected in the menu at Contigo Austin.

In his free time he is a goat roper, beer maker, wine drinker, water tank builder, and all around good guy.

 

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Dana Curley

General Manager

Dana joined Contigo in 2011 after many years spent in the food and beverage world, previously working for notable restaurants and chefs in Houston, Seattle, and Austin including John Sheely of Mockingbird Bistro and the Vallone Family (Tony’s, Anthony’s, La Griglia).

Her introduction to the industry began while in school for studio art at the University of Houston. Inspired by her food and wine experience, she later returned to school, this time at the Art Institute of Houston to hone her cooking skills.

When Dana isn’t making sure everyone who steps into Contigo has an incredible experience, she is cooking, drinking wine, gardening, playing with her dogs, and/or remodeling her house with her husband Kevin.

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Brian Moses

Chef de Cuisine

Brian is from Fort Worth, TX originally coming to Austin to attend the University of Texas but fell into the food scene and never looked back. After honing his craft in Austin he moved to Napa where he worked for Thomas Keller at Bouchon in Yountville.

His love of cooking came at a young age when he would spend time in the kitchen and garden with his family.

In his spare time he likes to do woodworking projects, swim and grill in his backyard.

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Walk-Ins Welcome!

Reservations are not required for Contigo .. just come on in!

Large Groups & Private Events

Limited priority seating available for parties with 8 – 12 people. While we do our best to accommodate all large groups, due to capacity limitations, we are unable to fulfill all requests.