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Austin Eats

October 17, 2016
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A couple of weekends ago, I went to Austin City Limits Music Festival.  Last week, I shared what to expect at a music festival and my review of the weekend.  Today, I am sharing all of Austin Eats, or what to eat when you are in Austin.

Most of the food we ate was at ACL, however ACL brought in some of their best eats for the weekend.

What to eat

Roaring Fork

We ate at Roaring Fork the night before ACL started, so that we could have a delicious meal at least once on the trip.  This wood-fired grill knows exactly what they are doing.  Between the three of us, we ordered the steak, pork shoulder carnitas, and the bacon wrapped pork tenderloin.  Everything was delicious and cooked to perfection, but my choice for the night (the bacon wrapped pork) was the winner.  It was well-balanced with the street corn and cheesy grits.  Honestly, one of the best meals I have eaten all year.

Arturo’s Underground Cafe

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Everyone I talked to before we left said I had to eat brunch at least once in Austin.  Since it is my favorite meal of the day, this was one of the only demands I made all weekend.  Thank goodness I listened.  I found Arturo’s because it was walking distance from our hotel and had great reviews on Yelp/Trip Advisor.  We ordered mimosa carafes, bacon (a ton of bacon), toast, french toast, and a scramble.  Arturo’s for the win for sure!  They have a few tables outside to accommodate patio seating during great weather.

Amy’s Ice Creams

At ACL, there was always a long line in front of Amy’s Ice Creams, so I was only able to have them once.  Their chocolate is creamy and the perfect consistency.  I added some crushed oreos to mine and loved it.  All I can say is please open a shop in Dallas!!

Bananarchy

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When it is sunny, hot and you are sweating at ACL a frozen banana covered in chocolate and graham crackers from Bananarchy sounds perfect.  In case you’re wondering, it was.  I feel less guilty eating a frozen banana than most desserts, and it tastes just as good.

Mighty Bird

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Several friends recommended Mighty Bird, so I tried it out at ACL.  I got their chicken nachos based on the employee’s recommendation.  They were great, but could have used a little more cheese.

Mighty Cone

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At one point during ACL, Colton and I left the park to head over to the food truck park.  The truck we walked over there for was closed, so we tried Mighty Cone.  Wow!  The purple pig is good but the chicken avocado cone is the best.

Torchy’s Tacos

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There are several Torchy’s Tacos in the Dallas area, but it originated in Austin.  If you haven’t had Torchy’s queso yet, you have no idea what you are missing out on.  It is, hands down, the best queso I have ever had.  Torchy’s has amazing tacos as well.

Where to drink

There are plenty of local hangouts and places to drink, but if you have never been, 6th street is really an experience of it’s own.  Yes, it is touristy.  It is also very crowded.  However, there are some fun places along the way.

Unfortunately, I did not keep track of every place we went in to.  We had fun just jumping from bar to bar.  We looked for ones with live music, great drink specials, or dancing.  My favorite spot is Pete’s Piano bar.  Yes, there is one in Dallas and Ft. Worth, but it is still a lot of fun.  The musicians are talented and can play multiple instruments.  They can play almost any song you request.  It is the perfect place to celebrate any event (birthday, anniversary, bachelorette, or bachelor party).

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Where are some of your favorite Austin eats?  Leave me a comment below!

16 Comments

  • Reply Rebecca Hicks October 17, 2016 at 7:35 am

    Wow… and now my mouth is drooling! You always find the BEST food.

  • Reply Kim October 17, 2016 at 9:32 am

    Hubby and I were just talking about driving up to Austin one of these weekends. I have heard only good things about Torchys, but that Banana has me sold. Bananarchy, lol. LOVE IT!

  • Reply Sharon October 17, 2016 at 11:02 am

    That frozen banana looked amazing! I never thought I could start drooling over fruit but I just did!

  • Reply Lecy | A Simpler Grace October 17, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    Oh my, so many delicious things to eat! That banana looks so good!

  • Reply Chrissy October 17, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    Mmh, thesis all look delicious and I am craving a banana right now. Haha
    Happy Monday xxx

  • Reply Jenny October 17, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    Torchy’s is my favorite! I am so glad they expanded to other areas of TX so I can get my fix whenever I want.

    xoxo, Jenny

  • Reply Yvonne October 17, 2016 at 11:58 pm

    Wow! I’m getting hungry seeing all that food! Thanks for sharing!
    xo Yvonne
    http://www.aproposh.com

  • Reply Nicole Parise October 18, 2016 at 8:45 am

    I am hungry now! Looks great 🙂
    xx nicole
    http://www.nicoleparise.com

  • Reply Marlynn @ UrbanBlissLife October 18, 2016 at 11:30 am

    Austin is my favorite Texas city, and I don’t think I’ve eaten at any of these places! Time for another visit!

  • Reply Leah October 18, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    Wow, thanks for making me hungry! Looks like you had a great time, thanks for sharing!

  • Reply valerie hansen October 18, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    Wow all the food looks fantastic, I have never been to Austin yet, I heard its a cool place to stay…Ive been to Dallas , Port Arthur and San Anton,..hope to make it there someday, thanks for sharing,

    Valerie

  • Reply Jessica Sheppard October 18, 2016 at 11:07 pm

    I love Austin! Brunch is my fave, I need to check out Arturo’s and Amy’s too, next time I’m there. We have Torchy’s tacos here and it’s sooooo yummy! Love your fun pics from your trip…so fun!

  • Reply Mistle October 19, 2016 at 9:18 am

    All of this food looks and sounds amazing! I went to Austin once and would love to go back. I will have to check some of these places out!

  • Reply Bobbi Burleson October 19, 2016 at 9:31 am

    Austin is one of my foodie destinations that MUST happen!!

  • Reply Sky October 20, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    I’ve never been but it seems Austin is a perfect foodie destination. These all look so yummy!

  • Reply Dia All The Things I Do October 23, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    Fellow Texas girl here. I drive to Austin every so few months for a night out with a friend in college. We always get Kirby Lane after going out. Can’t go wrong with Kirby Queso. Pete’s Piano bar is a blast.

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