So, Austin has a bit of a reputation for being an absolutely AWESOME place to eat. Lovely people kept sending me more and more articles about gorgeous places to find food and I’m only sad that I didn’t get to eat out more.
If you want to know where to eat in Austin, check out…
- this excellent article by Serious Eats
- this Twitter-sourced list of places to eat
- this website dedicated to the best food trucks in Austin
- this list of sustainable Austin eateries
- the locals’ guide to eating in Austin
- this list of places to eat that are handy for SXSW
But this is what I ate in Austin.
On my third day I bought another sandwich from the same place, but with ham. It was also not nice. Avoid, avoid.
Ohhhhh, boy. I really liked Moonshine. A local Austinite suggested we met there for lunch and it was LOVELY. Badly lit at the bar, though, so please excuse the crappy photos.
That is a chicken, bacon and avocado sandwich with mayo, fries, a huge pickle, lettuce and I don’t even know what else.
My companion had some kind of grilled cheese with a side of mac ‘n cheese. THAT’S A THING IN AMERICA. Bloody hell, it was good. Pretty, too.
It’s just round the corner from the Austin Convention Centre and is way, way better than the crap you get inside. If you’re at SXSW and find yourself with an hour free between panels, get yourself in here. Delicious.
Frank’s is kind of famous in Austin. As in, on the third night after a party my friends were prepared to put up with a two and a half hour wait to eat there. Yeah. It’s a big deal.
Thankfully, one of the events I was invited to was at Frank’s and had a charming young man giving out hotdogs so I managed to taste them without the ridiculous wait. And they are good. Very spicy, though, with relish that blew my head off. Totally worth it.
LOOK at what I had for breakfast.
That’s a Farmer’s Omelette. Three-egg omelette wrapped around big, juicy chunks of ham, sweet potato, potato and gruyere. Served with artisan bread and jam. I can’t even…
Mind you it’s nothing — nothing — compared to the French Toast my friend Leora had.
It’s almost rude to look at it, isn’t it?
I intend to do a few recipes in the coming weeks inspired by some of the yummy things I ate in Austin. Let me know if there’s anything in particular you like the look of.
Anything that takes your fancy?
Love, Amy xxx