Welcome to Austin, Toasties!

Welcome to Austin, Texas! One of the most eatingest, drinkingest cities in the USA! I already know that once you get here the first thing you’ll be looking to do is get plastered on the famous Sixth Street (“Dirty Sixth” as we call it) to check out half-dressed college girls and drunk bros getting into fights over nothing. But what you need to know is that there are SEVEN different drinking zones in downtown Austin, each with it’s own vibe.

Also there’s South Congress Ave., which is full of funky shops, Austin eateries, live music and drinking spots.   

Where to eat in Austin? Lots of places, but I would suggest these:


TEXAS BARBECUE

    • Terry Black’s Barbecue (1003 Barton Springs Road) – Yeah, you could stand in line for hours at Franklin’s OR just walk right in here and some bbq that’s just as good. BTW, I highly recommend the moist brisket and the pork ribs. 
    • The Salt Lick BBQ (18300 FM 1826 Driftwood, TX) – It’s a 45 minute drive outside of Austin to get there but it’s well worth the trip. Especially if you get the All-You-Can- Eat. Note: they only take cash and it’s BYOB

TEX-MEX

    • Trudy’s (multiple locations) – Drink a Mexican Martini! They cut you off at two.
    • Tacos and Tequlia (507 Pressler St.) – THE ABSOLUTE BEST place for weekend brunch!!
  • Polvo’s (2004 S 1st St,) – You can’t swing a gato muerte on South First St. without hitting a Mexican restaurant. This one may be the best of the bunch.
  • Torchy’s Tacos (multiple locations ) – It’s hipster Tex- Mex but still delicious. You gotta get the guac.
  • Taco Deli (multiple locations) – The best breakfast tacos!

BURGERS

  • Hopdoddy (1400 S Congress Ave & multiple locations) – Don’t let the long lines scare you. They move fast and it’s more than worth it. Especially if you’re ordering the Buffalo Bill and a salted caramel shake.
  • Casino el Camino (512 East 6th Street) – A bar like this is the last place you’d expect to find such an amazing burger. BTW_ You stand a good chance of bumping into Billy Brooks there.
  • P. Terry’s – (404 South Lamar Blvd. & multiple locations) – A fast food burger made with natural ingredients

PIZZA


BEST OF THE REST

  • Gus’ Fried Chicken (117 San Jacinto) – You’ll swear it was cooked above a secret meth lab
  • East Side Kings (2310 South Lamar) – Asian-fusion. Everybody goes nuts for the brussel sprouts!
  • Gourdough’s Public House (2700 South Lamar, 209 W. 5th St., food truck at 1503 South 1st St.) – The craziest of fancy donuts
  • The Whip-In (corner of S. IH35 & Mariposa Dr.) – Indian food and a huge beer selection in the famous convenience store next to the “old DoubleToasted studio”.
  • Easy Tiger (709 E. 6th St.) – Beer! Beer! Beer! And sausage and big pretzels.
  • Perry’s Steakhouse (114 W. 7th St.)– If you decide you want to splurge one day you can’t beat their amazing porkchop dinner. Also, it’s half price all day on Sundays

Of course there puh-lenty more, but this just off the top of my head.