Thursday, April 18, 2013

Austin Eats

Of course, our main form of entertainment in Austin was the food. I came prepared with a long list of eats and sweets. Here's a rundown of some of my favorite places we hit.

I can't say enough good things about Lick Ice Creams. It's a simple, modern shop with all sorts of flavors made with local and seasonal ingredients. We're talking things like goat cheese with thyme and honey, dark chocolate with olive oil and sea salt, and pecans and cream. And the fresh homemade waffle cones took it to another level.

It seems like good barbecue is easy to come by in Texas, but The Salt Lick really nails it. Meat that is tender, flavorful and cooked to perfection, yummy sides and loads of indoor and outdoor seating. I'm still thinking about that beef brisket. Also, this was our introduction to Texas-sized portions. So much food!

Austin is famous for its food trucks and there are a ton on South Congress Avenue. We opted for a visit to Ms. P's Electric Cock (clears throat). The name may be off-color, but the fried chicken is classically delicious. We also got an adorable mini peach pie and what I've come to learn is the greatest sparkling water ever created: Topo Chico.

Magnolia Cafe isn't fancy, but the food is tasty and cheap. Plus, they never close and they serve breakfast all day! The menu offers a nice blend of Tex-Mex and more standard brunch fare. The pancakes are literally the size of your plate. Jonah and I managed to finish one between the two of us.

I was especially excited to try Gourdough's, Austin's most famous doughnuts. These were intense, huge and many are covered in cream cheese frosting. The Funky Monkey with its grilled bananas and brown sugar was a stand-out. Austin, thank you for being so delicious!


  1. Wow!! And I just happen to be going to Austin in October for ACL! Salt Lick was already on my list, but now the rest of these are definitely going on there as well. As always, fantastic post which gorgeous photos.

    1. Have some brisket for me! You'll have a great time.

  2. Austin food... my favorite. You can never go hungry down there! :)

  3. That Funky Monkey doughnut...?! Incredible.

  4. I am dying over here! Goat cheese, thyme, honey ice cream...I want to take a trip to Austin just to eat!

  5. Yum! I need to schedule a trip to Austin ASAP! All those choices look beyond delicious!



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