After I got back from Charleston, I was right back on a plane two days later and spent the weekend in Austin, Texas. Since I didn’t spend a lot of time there, those 48 hours were spent eating a lot and touring around the city. What took me by surprise was how freaking amazing the food was, so this blog post is dedicated to the places we tried.
Right when we landed, we went for some good ole Texas bbq… cause duh. This place was one of the best in the states, and I can see why. The food was insane good. Like so good, we keep talking about it weeks later good. Anyways, the line went down the street to get in because the restaurant was cafeteria inspired, so you get a tray and pick out your sides and then whatever you want for your meat, it is cut and served right in front of you. I got a pulled pork sandwich, which I never had before, and it was the best thing I ever had. Terry Black’s Barbeque , 110% recommend. I can’t wait to go back!
The next day for lunch we went to, Botticellis in South Congress. This was a small Italian restaurant, and their brunch menu had classic dishes with an Italian twist. I got an Italian style eggs benedict, and it was super good.
ATX Cocina is a modern Mexican restaurant. It was really beautiful inside, and had a really unique menu. I was really banking on steak tacos, and I definitely did not find them here, the whole idea behind this restaurant is to incorporate Mexican spices into their dishes. Although not what I was hoping for, the food was incredibly great and very different.
We stayed at a really beautiful hotel as well. The Fairmont Austin was somewhat like a Las Vegas hotel because the decor in the hotel was gorgeous. Decorated with large trees and statues, while still keeping its music capital a main point throughout the hotel. It just opened in March so everything was brand new, which left a really good impression for just being open.
Overall, Austin is a super young, modern city. It is the music capital of the world, which you can easily tell because there is live music and billboards up everywhere. Their bar scene is really interesting, even though the music is blasting from hundreds of bars, there are still live performers on the streets. I had a really fun time in Austin, I especially loved all the art murals on every corner. It really shows its authenticity for art and music.