Whip In has Indian-infused breakfast items available until 2 p.m., perfect for late risers. Naan (Indian flatbread), scrambled eggs, cheese and your choice of chutney (a spiced, Indian condiment) makes up the breakfast naan (cilantro chutney is rather appetizing). As if that wasn't enough, they also have an impressive beer selection on tap, a vegan/vegetarian grocery aisle, a wine and beer area, and a tobacconist with Indian candles & incense.
Of all the food trailers in Austin, Izzoz (pronounced "E-zoes") Tacos holds the record of being the largest (the owners beckon you to notify them if you find a larger one). However, it's not the size that draws customers; it's the food. The Padre Taco combines braised carnita pork, avocado, pineapple, and tomatillo salsa. The Slowrider Taco mixes braised machaca beef with caramelized onion, cotija cheese, and cilantro. The Del Mar Taco is a concoction of blackened tilapia, slaw, pickled red onion, and chipotle aioli. Don't expect the ubiquitous (and free) chips and salsa to come beforehand, but the sides are quite tasty if you are interested in ordering them. Try the beans, which are yummy with sprinkled cotija cheese, and Mexican mineral water and sodas are also available. - Freddie Obregon
From its little trailer in the Trailer Park & Eatery, Torchy's Tacos serves some of the most unique tacos in Austin. While not authentically Mexican, these tacos are most definitely Texan. The Fried Avocado combines a hefty slab of battered and fried avocado, beans, cheese, and pico de gallo, while the Trailer Park includes fried chicken and green chiles. Torchy's homemade queso is topped with queso fresco, mouth-stinging habanero sauce, and fresh avocado, and the guacamole is fresh. On cool days, the outdoor seating and bonfire make the Trailer Park & Eatery a relaxing place to soak up South Austin atmosphere. - Christine Whalen
Freddie's Place is on Bouldin Creek and everyone you meet who's been here will tell you there's something very 'Austiny' about it. It's like going over to a friend's and having a cookout. The entrées (pork chops, chicken fried steak) and the special Freddie's Heart Attack (a Texan burger with queso and ten slices of bacon) are truly southern and the desserts (apple pie, Freddie's cheesecake) are all house-made. You can also participate in a game of pool or 'washer pit' (if you know how to). Add to this live music and theme nights (Brisket and Blues, Catfish and Country) and you know why it's called good southern hospitality.
If you think that Bouldin Creek Coffee House serves only coffee and breakfast, then you're wrong. Boulder Creek serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, but the menu here is strictly vegetarian. For drinks, try the chai latte and the honey lemonade. Leslie Martin, the owner offers the best multi-cultural menu at reasonable prices.
Located in Downtown Austin, The Goodnight is your one stop for fun. A perfect hangout spot for friends, this place offers you a range of games such as bowling, table tennis, billiards, and board games. Having its own bar, it offers a range of cocktails to its customers who can sit and drink at the patio. Among the food items, the pizza and sandwiches are the best bets. Always having a buoyant and bright atmosphere, live music and DJs draw huge numbers over the weekends. The venue also offers its space for holding private events and takes online booking for bowling and other games.
Occupying a space dating back to the early 20th Century, Swift's Attic is a restaurant serving wonderful farm to table offerings. Chef Mat Clouser utilizes the freshest of the season's produce to present a diverse menu of small plates. Choose from a selection of delights such as Lockhart Quail, Braised Windy Hill Goat Shoulder, grilled oysters and Serranho Ham Montaditos. Accompanying the food is a fine selection of wines available by the glass. The drink list offers cocktails, draughts as well as bottled beers. The restaurant's interior, with its exposed-brick walls, wood-beamed ceilings and vintage-themed decor, does justice to the name. Check website for more.
Barbecue worshiping Austinites need no introduction to the name, John Mueller. The talented pit master gained a reputation for the finest barbecued meat while working under the Mueller family's legendary barbecue trailer in South Austin. A very public, family spat later, he now operates from a trailer on the East 6th, which opened to eager anticipation and snaking lines in 2013. The draw remains pretty much the same; a delectable array of meats ranging from turkey to brisket, smoked to perfection. The large outdoor setup is relaxed and inviting for friends and family alike. Customers can grab a drink from the adjoining Kellee's Place bar and can also enjoy their barbecue inside.
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Garrido's Mexican cuisine has been inspired by Chef Garrido's grandmother's recipes and from some of the world's best cuisines to create a contemporary and authentic menu. Using seasonal, fresh and organic ingredients to give a unique flavor, their menu is 95 percent gluten free and is served in tapas style portions. Their lovely patio which overlooks the famous Shoal Creek, is an oasis with its luscious palms. Enjoy dining here while listening to live music featuring local artists, or have a lazy weekend brunch. Whether it is for the delectable food, fine drinks or the nice happy hour, indoor or outdoor dining, Garrido's rocks and will make you want for more. Salut!
The Upper Decks is a locally-owned and laid-back dining alternative in downtown Austin. The delicious menu features an array of timeless American favorites like burgers, sandwiches, Fish 'n' Chips and Pork Chops. Skip your regular BLT for a BAT, made with bacon, arugula and tomato. Patrons can indulge in an impressive list of spirits, from local drafts and imported beer to special wines and inventive cocktails like the Salted Caramel Martini. Get your sports fix with pool tables, poker night and flat screen TVs set in an elegant ambiance of plush leather seating and contemporary accents. Head out on the deck for great city views.
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