Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Late Night Snack

Are you looking for an emergency evening snack? Put down the Ben and Jerry’s and head downtown for a no-risk treat.

Gourdoughs – I’ve mentioned them before but I think their gourmet donuts are worth mentioning again!

Home Slice –THE place to get New York style pizza in Austin.

Magnolia Café – They offer a wide range of menu items from Mexican, Italian, vegetarian and breakfast food.

24 Diner – Check out the chicken and waffles.

Star Seeds Café – Café + diner + hole in the wall = great choice for night-time snacking.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Austin, TX in the Fall

The holidays will surely keep you busy but don’t forget to invest your time in some of the upcoming festivals, fairs and events.

  1. Pecan Street Festival – September 28th-29th on Old Pecan Street (6th street) there will be crafts, food, music and art.
  2. Austin City Limits Music Fest - This year we have two weekends to choose from: October 4th-6th and 11th-13th at Zilker Park.
  3. La Dolce Vita Food and Wine Festival – Held on October 24th at Laguna Gloria.
  4. Austin Beer Week- During the week of October 25th thru November 3rd there will be 100 plus events and activities revolving around craft beer.
  5. Texas Book Festival – A free event held on October 26th – 27th in and around the Capitol building.
  6. ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot – This “run” is a Thanksgiving day tradition for many Austinites.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Mexican Martini in Austin

The Mexican Martini is very similar to a margarita in a martini glass but different all the same. Here is a list of some places to get the Austin original drink:

Cedar Door – This is a no-risk option. They are the self-proclaimed originators of the Mexican martini. You can even buy their top secret recipe mix.
Chuy’s – Some people only come here to order their take on the mexi-martini. They have two varieties to choose from: regular and spicy.

Trudy’s – They make such a powerful drink that they limit it you to just two!

South Congress Café – The bar staff is extremely friendly and helpful.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Salsa and Hot Sauce

Salsa! We like it sweet, creamy, spicy, medium and mild in Texas! With so many choices to choose from I thought I’d make a list of a few emergency “must-try” stand outs:

Chuy’s – They will automatically give you their medium salsa but also ask for the “ketchup sauce”.

Mother’s Café and Garden – It borders that delicious fine line between medium/hot. 

Taco Deli – The salsa station isn't overly convenient when it gets crowded but their hot sauce can clear the stuffiest of noses!

Azul Tequila – Ignore the nearby Target and get yourself some chips, guacamole and the house salsa.

Santa Catarina Restaurant – If you are in the Lakeway area check out their fresh take on Mexican food.