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Top Food Trucks in ATX



Austin is well-known for its incredible and diverse food scene. Food Trucks are essential to the Austinite aesthetic and with warm weather upon us, it’s time to make your food truck bucket list. Travel the world through taste by checking out this list of top food trucks around the city.



Click here for a list of the top food trucks in ATX!.

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Cinco de Mayo in ATX



Cinco de Mayo is here!! Grab your friends or family and check out some of the best tex-mex spots in Austin! Here is a list of places having Cinco de Mayo celebrations & deals!

  • The Far Out Lounge
  • Lucky Rabbit Bar
  • Rustic Tap Beer Garden
  • Chuy's
  • Rosedale Kitchen & Bar
  • Little Woodrow;s
  • Wanderlust Wine Collective
  • Armadillo Den
  • Thrive Craft House


Click the link for more info & more options for Cinco de Mayo!
https://do512.com/cincodem 

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Austin's Newest Mediterranean Restaurant



Have you heard about Austin's newest Mediterranean restaurant? Wax Myrtle’s is an upscale bar, pool, and restaurant located in downtown Austin. The restaurant is located at 506 San Jacinto Boulevard within the Thompson Austin and Tommie Austin hotels.




Wax Myrtle's just opened on a 4th-floor terrace. It is a tropical oasis surrounded by the most beautiful downtown Austin City Views. Not only is it an incredible restaurant but it also has a luxurious pool. It was originally only open for hotel guests but now is open to the public. You can easily make reservations on Resy!

Click here for more info about Wax Myrtle.

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East Austin’s Caribbean restaurant, Canje, serves up sweet and spicy cuisine!

Since opening its doors in the Fall of 2021, Canje has relied on its authentic Caribbean flavor from executive chef, Tavel Bristol-Joseph, a Georgetown, Guyana native. “Traditional meets modern” here with dishes like plantain chips and served with mango hot-sauce, Guyanese-style roti, jerk chicken with charred tomatoes, and spiced and pickled mango and pineapple, (achar).

These delicious, unique flavors extend into the restaurant’s cocktail menu with favorites including the tamarind sour, frozen pina colada, and other fruit-driven cocktails and natural wines.

The desserts, chef’s Bristol-Joseph’s known specialty, brings ambrosia with spiked...

Open Table Top 10 Diners' Choice Winners in Austin

The Austin food scene is always spectacular. Open Table is one of the most popular apps these days that suggests restaurants, features the menus, and let's you make a quick and easy reservation! (which is a must in ATX!) Here are the Top 10 Diners' Choice Winners in Austin according to Open Table!

  • Eddie V's - 5th Street - 301 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Paperboy - 1203 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702
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New Tex-Mex Restaurant!






It’s no secret that most Austinites consider themselves “foodies.” This year, our city will see a wave of new restaurants opening from food trucks up to high-end eateries. Arguably receiving the most hype, Austin’s beloved “Mi Trailita Y Mas” taco truck has openeded a permanent restaurant location just up the street at 5706 Manor Road in Windsor Park. Customers can enjoy all the menu classics as well as brand new menu options such as enchiladas and chile rellenos. 






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Koko's Bavarian


A German Brewery and Biergarten had it’s Grand Opening last month and it is all the craze already. Koko’s Bavarian is located in East Austin on E 5th St. On the menu you can find delicious delights such as pretzels, smoked pork shoulder, German sausages, schnitzels, and of course beer!

The atmosphere is very welcoming with a spacious and stylish patio. Bring your friends, family, or furry friends to Koko’s Bavarian soon!

Learn more about Koko's here. 

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Taquero Mucho Opens New Location in the Domain!



The original Taquero Mucho location opened on West Sixth Street in February 2020. It gained massive popularity for its all pink design and tasty food. The menu is inspired by Michoacán family recipes that co-owner and creative director Gabriela Bucio ate while growing up in Mexico.

Now the restaurant has opened another location at the Domain. They feature a similar menu, including Taquero Mucho’s weekend brunch menu. The restaurant also features craft cocktails, margaritas and micheladas made with fresh-squeezed juice. Go check it out!

Click here for more information!

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New Greek Restaurant Opens in Downtown Austin!

A new Greek restaurant recently opened on Congress and it has already become one of the hottest spots downtown! Simi Estiatorio is the epitome of fine dining. On the menu, you’ll find abundant seafood and hearty steaks with a creative take on Mediterranean favorites. The menu offers cold in-house cocktails, oysters, and many other incredible items to choose from. You can make a reservation easily on Open Table. The authentic atmosphere and cuisine truly makes you feel like you have just landed in Greece. Simi is perfect for a date night or gathering of friends! Go check it out soon!

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New Sushi Restaurant in the Domain!

   

A new sushi restaurant recently opened in The Domain and everyone is talking about it! Blue Sushi Sake Grill has a few locations across the country and it has just made its Austin debut. The menu offers cold in-house cocktails, extravagant sushi, and many other incredible items to choose from. Happy hour is Monday-Saturday 3:00-6:00 PM and all day Sunday! The swanky atmosphere with bright lights is something you have to see for yourself. Blue is located off of Century Oaks Terrace, across the street from Forever 21 and Zara in the Domain. See you there!

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Sammie's Italian is Back!

 

Everyone knew the popular Hut’s Hamburgers restaurant that unfortunately closed in March of last year. The iconic West-6th building was originally Sammie’s Drive-in, founded in 1939. A month ago, Sammie’s reopened to bring a restored and reinvented version of the old restaurant. Some of the incredible menu items include calamari, gnocchi, steak, salads, and also seven specialty dishes on the "Sammie’s Classics" list. This is a perfect spot for a birthday, date night, or group event. It might be a good idea to make a reservation on their website. Check out the deliciousness that Sammie’s has to offer this summer! 

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Brand New Chic Restaurant at the Commodore Perry Estate



The Commodore Perry Estate is one of the hottest new spots in Austin right now. The stunning historic mansion serves as a hotel and a membership club. Since opening last June, the exquisite estate has only allowed hotel guests and private members. Now, a new eatery called Lutie’s Garden Restaurant just opened to the public and it is all the craze.






Two admired Austin chefs have marked their return back to Austin from San Francisco. When the chef duo was asked to join the restaurant project, they knew they couldn’t pass up the opportunity. Bradley Nicholson & Susana Querejazu have brought their...

Turkey To-Go?

Throughout the pandemic, food service companies across the globe have modified their business to serve the rapidly growing number of to-go orders. Grocery stores are now offering more pick-up & delivery options than ever before. Food delivery companies like Door Dash & Uber Eats are overflowing with orders day and night. We are now over 7 months into our new “socially distanced” culture and with holidays around the corner, it has us wondering what those meals will look like this year.

 Multiple Austin restaurants and grocery stores offer pre-ordered Thanksgiving dinners which may be a safer and simpler alternative to enjoy this year’s annual feast. Check out this list of some of our favorite local food services who are open for to-go business. From traditional Thanksgiving staples to untraditional cuisine, you’ll be serving up delicious convivence!...

2020 Has Been Hard - Let's WINE About It

2020 Has Been Hard - Let’s Wine About It! 

Check out 3 of Austin’s top wine bars!

Whether you’re longing for a quiet evening alone, a date night for two or a socially distanced happy hour with friends, Austin’s got the spot to wine!

Wanderlust Wine Co.

Where? 610 N Interstate Hwy 35, Austin, TX 78701

What? Wanderlust Wine Co. featuring 56 premium wines, all on tap!

When? Open Wednesday-Sunday 5 pm – 11 pm

About: “From Tank or Barrell, To Glass”, The Wanderlust Wine Co. keeps our planet top-of-mind while serving up some of the world’s best tasting wines. The company has eliminated corks and bottle handlings from their services, reducing thousands of pounds per year from landfills while simultaneously reducing their carbon-footprint!...

New Local Business, Austin Oyster Co., Brings Fresh Oysters & Staff to Shuck them Directly to Your Home!

Host family & friends for a unique dining experience right in your backyard!

Brendan Yancy of Austin, TX and his girlfriend ordered a case of high-quality oysters last year to celebrate Yancy’s birthday. After working hard to shuck the delicious oysters, the couple sparked an idea to give Austin a similar dining experience without the effort. Yancy and his now business partners, Dave Kleifgen & Will Meredith, put together “their obsession of quality oysters and hanging out with friends,” and the Austin Oyster Company was born!

With partnerships from Maine to Massachusetts, this new company continues to bring

high-quality New England oysters neighborhoods all over the city.  

How it Works:

1. You order oysters

2. We deliver, shuck, and serve

3. You enjoy and we clean up

It’s that simple!

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Picnic Night in Austin

Barr Mansion introduces picnic nights, complete with pizza, cocktails

Starting July 29, cocktail and pizza lovers can relax on the grounds of Barr Mansion, the historic house-turned-wedding venue at 10463 Sprinkle Road in Northeast Austin.

The popular wedding venue is launching this weekly series called Barr’s Pizza & Pints, and it will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. each Wednesday for the next few months.

On the menu are salads, snacks, desserts and pizzas cooked in Barr Mansion’s wood-fired oven. Hopsquad Brewery will have beer for sale, as well as cocktails curated...

Food & Wine names Austin chef one of country’s 10 Best New Chefs

Kevin Fink will no longer be the only chef at Emmer & Rye and Hestia who has his own specially inscribed pressed white chef’s coat framed for posterity.

Food & Wine magazine Tuesday named Emmer & Rye and Hestia chef-partner Tavel Bristol-Joseph one of the 10 Best New Chefs in America. If you’ve had the chef’s cantaloupe sorbet with salted cream at Emmer & Rye, his playful take on a s’mores at Hestia or his Monster Cookie at Henbit, you understand why.

The Guyanese chef exhibits an elegant touch with his array of desserts, and the chef-partner has expanded his roles beyond pastry. Before dining rooms were ordered closed, diners could often...

Restaurants that plan to reopen their dining rooms

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott declared Monday that restaurants in Texas will be allowed to reopen Friday at 25% capacity.

Austin and Travis County had extended a coronavirus pandemic stay-at-home order until May 8; the state directive supersedes local orders, however. The governor’s office also released a checklist of “minimum standard health protocols” for restaurants that includes:

‒ Limits on seating at a table (maximum six people)

‒ Single-use disposable menus

‒ Sanitizing...

Great takeout options from Austin restaurants

The citywide shelter-in-place order that extends over the next few weeks has labeled restaurants as an essential service.

Many restaurants that had never offered takeout service before have pivoted to the new model. While many people will naturally turn to places from which they’ve always ordered takeout (burgers, pizzas, tacos and drive-thrus being the most likely), now is a good time to order from locally owned restaurants that you might not normally consider for takeout.

I understand that some people have serious concerns about takeout, and I address those in the accompanying precautions information. I am not telling you to order takeout; you should do what makes you most comfortable.

I also realize that many people are suffering through a...

Top Choices for BBQ in Austin – Part 1

While Austin is known for all of the delicious food, living in Austin means that you are going to be eating barbeque on the regular. It’s actually home to some of the best BBQ in the state and even in the country. It continues to grow as more and more barbeque joints open up and the competition for the best flavors increases every year.

Right now you could easily find 20 BBQ restaurants in the city that outperform the rest and that is just narrowing it down to 20. You’ll see new restaurants and food trucks opening up regularly and it’s the favorite dish for a local Austinite.  Take a look at a few of the top choices of BBQ in Austin that you’ll want to check out and compare to find your new favorite!

Franklin Barbecue – 900 E. 11th Street, Austin

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