Austin is scattered with food trucks and truck parks in almost every corner. From Discada’s one-of-a-kind tacos to Dee Dee‘s mouth-watering sticky mango rice, these trucks serve almost every cuisine imaginable. But did you know dessert is covered, too? We’ve combed the city to come up with this list of five food trucks where dessert steals the show!
Those who can recognize the “real deal” when it comes to gelato are typically the ones who grew up with it. Francesca Cavallari and Dante Scarano not only grew up with gelato, but went to school to master the art of making it. And luckily for us, the duo recently opened a truck in East Austin, dishing out some seriously mind-blowing flavors of the popular Italian dessert. [Read more…]
These days, it feels like craft beer is ruled by the almighty trend. Be it session IPAs a few years back or the current haze craze, breweries seem to scramble to meet the whims of the drinking public. After all, IPAs that taste like mimosas are the hot new thing. Why not jump on the bandwagon and give people what they crave?
Independence Brewing Co. has a different philosophy. The local craft brewery delivers consistent, quality products peppered with original ideas and new ways of thinking. By blending expert craftsmanship with a Texan never-say-die attitude, this elder statesman of the Austin beer scene continues to impress with rock solid traditions and inventive off-shoots.
Each time I end up at T22 Chicken Joint, I leave promising myself that next time I’ll practice portion control. But I’m only human. In my humble opinion, this is the best fried chicken in Austin.
Austinites love margaritas, but it’s time we talk about the perfect patio sipper we’ve all been neglecting…the mojito.
You just can’t go wrong with this rum, mint, and lime cocktail that hails from the Caribbean! So go on and give your palate a break from the marg with these six mojitos in Austin, sure to save you from the scorching Texas heat.
Growing up in northern New Jersey, bagels were more than an easy to-go breakfast. They were part of our culinary landscape. My hometown of Bloomfield had three unbelievable spots in the space of five square miles. Hot beds of conversation, cream cheese, and spongy, chewy goodness, Jewish bagel joints defined my upbringing. Yes, I’m a bagel snob.
Since moving to Austin, I’ve bemoaned the lack of quality bagels in the capital city. But after discovering Biderman’s Deli on Far West, I’m done complaining. [Read more…]
“Beer makes it better.” This is the driving philosophy behind The Hell Yes Project. The Austin Beer Garden Brewing Company (The ABGB) supports numerous Austin nonprofit organizations through this initiative, benefitting children, adults, dogs, and the natural environment.
Here are a few of the many ways you can drink beer to make life better for your fellow Austinites. [Read more…]
As an unabashed east Austin lover, I offer a warning to those who are making it their home: try not to fall in love with the neighborhood too much. Yes, it’s the most fun part of Austin. Yes, it has everything you need to live your best life. Yes, there are new bars and restaurants popping up every week that need to be tried. But, it’s still important to visit other parts of the city every once in a while. Maybe?
For the people flooding into the many, many new apartments and condos in the neighborhood, let me tell you it can be difficult to venture out. These days, I find myself lacking motivation to leave east Austin for even a few hours.
As my first year with The Austinot comes to a close, I’ve decided to pen an ode to my neighborhood, which doubles as a word of caution. What follows are the top 10 reasons you might find yourself never leaving east Austin. [Read more…]
When I think of southern comfort food, fried chicken immediately comes to mind. Throw in some biscuits, collard greens, and black-eyed peas, and I’m beyond happy. A meal like this reminds me of the warm welcome that’s an essential part of southern hospitality.
Lucy’s Fried Chicken is all of that and more. The casual eatery has been serving classic fried chicken and its accompaniments since 2011. No matter where you reside in Austin, there is now a Lucy’s near you. [Read more…]