10225 Research Boulevard Suite 1010, The Arboretum Austin, TX 78759
This clean, bright place called Jason's Deli is a comfortable stop for a quick meal. The sandwiches are full of flavor, the baked potatoes are huge and the salad bar is the freshest in town. A personal favorite is a one-trip salad bar and half a Plain Jane baked potato. It is just enough to put a smile on your face, but not enough to make you want to go back to your desk and sleep for the rest of the workday. This deli is consistently good and the service is well organized, so mistakes are few.
New India Cuisine offers unique Indian flavors in an unassuming ambiance. The gluten and preservative free choices they offer are healthy and delicious at the same time, underlined by traditional Indian cooking practices. The elaborate menu satiates a variety of palates with meat, fish and vegetarian choices on the menu. Regulars would vouch for the Malvani Coconut Chicken Curry, Millionaire's Curry and the Fish Tawa Masala. Polite and prompt service add a good deal of positivity to the place. Check website for details.
The south Indian specialty pancake, dosa, is served in a one-of-a-kind outdoorsy ambiance in Nomad Dosa. A variety of fillings are offered with sambar (lentil and vegetable dipping soup) and chutney (spiced vegetable accompaniment). Choose from filling options like Holy Cow, Mumbai Mash-ala, Kerala Kokonut and India Jones for a veritable spicy treat. Beverage options are unique too, with Mango Lassi and fresh Coconut water in the menu. Most of the items served at Nomad Dosa are organic and gluten-free. Definitely a must-try spot, if you are a fan of south Indian flavors. Check website for more details.
ThunderCloud Subs is Austin's independent version of Subway and/or Quizno's. Also, just like both these well-known restaurants, they are popping up like wild mushrooms throughout the city. This particular location is in the strip center, under the Berkshire SoCo Apartments. For a super healthy meal, opt for the Veggie Delight (cream cheese or hummus, avocado, sprouts, olives, mushrooms, tomatoes, cucumbers, and onions), add char-grilled chicken, a side of baked potato chips, and an iced tea flavored with fresh lime and lemon wedges. Ruin all of that with their handmade brownies, cake slices, and/or cookies for dessert. - Freddie Obregon
Trudy's Tex-Mex has joined other companies harnessing the explosive growth of South/Far South Austin by opening a location outside of Regal Theatres. While this restaurant is not as popular as the one by the UT campus, it is more spacious with less of a wait (even on a Saturday night). Those of age can indulge in a Frozen Strawberry Margarita or Mexican Martini with the accompanying chips & salsa. Pork Carne Asada is to die for, with tender pork tenderloin chunks swimming in jalapeno de arbol sauce, a side of Mexican rice, pico de gallo, sour cream, guacamole, and tortillas. Again, while this is not the hottest spot of the three locations, the food proves it doesn't matter where you are. - Freddie Obregon
The family behind Pho Thaison has recently opened a new location in the growing Southpark Meadows Shopping Center. As with virtually all things in the rolling, green hills of Austin, TX, the restaurant is a hidden gem tucked away in the strip. Paintings of the Vietnamese culture grace the walls while beautiful fish swim away in the aquarium. Iced Vietnamese coffee is strong while Tofu Xao Tuong Xa Ot is healthy with its broccoli, bamboo shoots, onions, jalapenos, and spicy lemongrass sauce. Leave a penny as an offering to the small Buddha by the cash register for an enlightened blessing. - Freddie Obregon
Uncle Billy's, located in South Austin, serves up delicious barbeque and brews its own craft beers. Food is all the no frills, big flavor you would expect from a BBQ joint, with sandwiches of pulled pork, smoked turkey and brisket, and they even have not so expected dishes like Fried Chicken & Waffles on weekends. Then of course they have family style meat plates that come with two of their delicious side dishes. If you want a slightly healthier option they also have a few different salads to choose from. And don't forget the first part of the name, the Uncle Billy's Brewery hand-crafts its own beer.
La Feria is a Tex-Mex restaurant located in South Austin. At La Feria, you can get all the favorites you would expect from a Tex-Mex restaurant like nachos, fajitas, chalupas, and even breakfast dishes. La Feria hosts happy hour every day and also has live Mariachi performances every Thursday night.
Located in South Austin, Zax Restaurant & Bar serves up classic American fare with hints of Mediterranean influence appearing throughout the menu. Zax serves up lunch and dinner on a daily basis, and Brunch on the weekends, which comes complete with a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar. Everything on Zax menu is made in-house, so you can be sure that you have high quality food coming hot out of the kitchen right to your table.
Located, as the name implies, in South Austin, the Trailer Park & Eatery actually consists of three different food trailers. Those who come across the eatery have their choice of tacos, hot dogs and desserts. Torchy's Tacos offers massive tacos filled with the likes of fried avocado, fried chicken with green chiles, jalapeno sausage and more. Man Bites Dog offers hot dogs with both classic and inventive topping combinations like the classic chile cheese dog or the "My Big Fat Greek Dog," which is a Merguez lamb sausage topped with tzatziki sauce, tomatoes, onion, olives, cucumbers and feta cheese. When you've had your fill of the savory, Holy Cacao serves up "cake balls," rounds of cake on a stick, dipped and topped with more sweet goodies.
Located on Sixth Street amongst the action, this space offers
a great beer selection and complete bar with a full service restaurant. You can satisfy your hunger pangs here as late as midnight. The casual atmosphere has remained since ...
Delicious Tex Mex is served at this long time South
Austin diner. The environment is casual, with Mexican art and murals adorning the walls. Three separate dining areas are available, one being an enclosed patio. It offers a range ...
Located on the corner of Colorado Street and West 4th
Street in the trendy Warehouse District, the Hangar Lounge has a cosmopolitan aviation theme, just as its name would suggest. Clocks show the time in cities around the world, ...