We've just returned from a trip to Austin. I plan to write a fuller trip report, but here's a brief rundown of places we visited close to Austin:
At Kerbey Lane Cafe
, we really liked the Kerbey queso, the bacon pesto chicken breast, the pancakes, and the migas tacos. Frank
is a fancy hot dog place; we most liked the basic hot dog and the corn cup. Lick Ice Cream
had very good ice cream - the caramelized carrots and tarragon ice cream was particularly interesting.
I liked the breakfast tacos we got from El Primo
food truck. Micklethwait Craft Meats
is a food truck with some excellent barbecue.
I wasn't wild about the gospel brunch at Threadgill's
. We didn't have either a great brunch or great gospel. John Mueller's Meat Company
is another outstanding barbecue place. Mind the time; though they open at 11am, they were out of brisket by 12:30pm.
We really loved the banana pudding at the 1886 Bakery
attached to the Driskill Hotel.
At the food trucks on South Congress, we found the artisan grilled cheese at Burro
good but not outstanding. The shaved ice at Frigid Frog
was a welcome relief on a hot afternoon, but also not must-visit. Hoover's
served a lot of good Southern food, but I wasn't really delighted by anything. Amy's Ice Cream
gets a lot of recommendations, but the blackberry ice cream we ate had some significant ice chips.
The No. 4 breakfast taco at Mellizoz Tacos
was really good.
The massive diet-crushing donuts at Gordough's
were really excellent.
In Lockhart, both Kreuz Market
had great barbecue.
We got some very good Tex-Mex food at Vivo
I did not personally consider the donuts at Round Rock Donuts
to be noteworthy.
The barbecue at Franklin Barbecue
really was excellent, but I'm not sure I'd consider it worth the 2.5 hour wait.
I loved my chicken fried chicken and peach cobbler at Shady Grove
. I think that eating there after dark is a splendid way to experience the place.