Awesome Tips Flight Network Foodie
If Austin, Texas were a perfume it would smell like barbeque, with an undertone of breakfast tacos and craft beer.
I was going to write a “Best Places to Eat In Austin” article, but that would be impossible, seeing as there are hundreds of “best” places to eat in my wacky hometown.
This is a tiny sprinkle of Austin eateries that will leave you fat, happy and searching for more.
I’m salivating as I write these words. Torchy’s has gone beyond the egg, cheese and potato basics to create flavor blends that are like a roller coaster ride for your taste buds (a roller coaster that you love, and won’t make you sick.) I have dreams about the Fried Avocado taco.
This is the “something for everyone” café- but unlike many similar cafes, Magnolia has perfected everything they offer. You can close your eyes, randomly point to something on the menu and be sure to love it.
You can’t go to Texas without trying the BBQ, and Rudy’s has nailed the elusive “perfect BBQ formula.” I don’t even eat much meat, but turn into a raving carnivore at this joint.
Make sure to eat some fresh and delicious fare at this café before journeying into the attached gourmet grocery store- it will help you avoid spending hundreds of dollars on fabulous food you didn’t even know you needed.
This “beef bar” stays true to Austin’s au natural vibe by providing beef from (hormone and antibiotic-free) humanely raised cows, hand cut fries and buns made from scratch every day. Want a strangely fabulous pairing? Try the Green Eggs and Ham burger with a Cilantro Jalapeno Margarita.
Located in a very “Austin-y” part of town (South Congress) Home Slice serves up a quintessential Austin experience with hand tossed pizzas (try the White Clam Pizza!), plenty of pizza-friendly booze (try a Lone Star!) and occasional events like the Carnival of Pizza (they had a fortune teller!)
Not your run of the mill sushi establishment. Uchi stays true to the “Keep Austin Weird” credo by creating surprisingly delicious fusions with ingredients like fried apple puree and salmon. Don’t knock it till you try it!
This is where you go for some old school fancy food that’s worth the cost. All entrees are prepared on, or in, a wood fire rotisserie, open flame grill or wood oven, and the happy hour is a big fat yes- specifically because of their Big Ass Burger.
I choose arrival and departure times at the Austin airport that coincide with the hours of the Amy’s Ice Cream located there. I refuse to visit Austin without one (or seven) trips to this ice cream palace. Amy’s boasts creamy artisan creations that send you on an epic flavor adventure- and their employees have seriously fun personalities, and ice cream flipping skills.
Austin thrives on food trucks, thus creating stiff competition. Take yourself on a food tour by checking out the site Roaming Hunger, picking out a few trucks that strike your fancy and heading out on a taste-bud quest that is sure to please.
Regardless of the type of food or dining experience you enjoy there is something something in Austin for everyone. With great hotel options and lots to do your next amazing vacation is only a quick flight away.