Made in Texas: Flavors only found in Austin
Everything is bigger in Texas, and the flavors are no exception. A boom of culinary creativity continues to sweep over Austin, making it the go-to city in the southwest to feast on an entire world of cuisines, all with a Texas twist.
Keeping Austin weird, is an ever-growing roster of specialized seasonal restaurants, like chef Kevin Fink’s Emmer & Rye, which vends an ever-changing menu of local delights, supplemented with small plates pushed through the restaurant on dim sum-style carts.
A Guide to Austin's Finest Hangover Cures
Can you die from a hangover? No, but the morning after a night of drinking is always the worst. The headaches, the stomachaches, the lack of hydration. Food is the best remedy for the day-after hangover, and Austin is full of tried and true antidotes. The cures span from burgers, biscuits and gravy, migas, enchiladas, and, as always, breakfast tacos.
27 Vital Breakfast Spots to Jumpstart Your Day in Austin
Breakfast is the first meal and perhaps the best meal of the day, and Austin has it down pat. The city’s morning array includes breakfast tacos, pancakes, plates of migas, sausages, biscuits, and so much more.
Here are Austin’s best breakfast restaurants, which means diner classics like Texas French Bread, hearty offerings from Magnolia Cafe, Tex-Mex findings from Mi Madre’s, morning sandwiches from Paperboy, bagels from Nervous Charlie’s, quiches from Upper Crust Bakery, barbecue breakfast tacos from Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ, and much more.
22 Essential Restaurants for Affordable Dining in Austin
Austin has so many great dining options that it’s easy to end up spending a lot of money while eating out. Sometimes, you need to take it easier on your wallet, and that's where Eater's guide to the best affordable eats found in the city comes in to help.
Juan in a Million remains an Austin classic
In New Austin, that simplicity and care is getting harder and harder to come by. Substitutes are plenty, and while they may get all the ingredients right, there's something the supplanters have just never been able to figure out. Maybe it's the fact many of them cannot figure out how to cook a tortilla properly? (Over an open flame or on the comal, for Grandma's sake!) More than that, what's missing is the warmth and personal touch of our first-ever Thrilla in the Tortilla champion, Juan in a Million.
The 50 best tacos in America, ranked
Start your morning off on the right foot with a breakfast taco from Juan in a Million. Foursquare users exalt the Don Juan: Brimming with potato, egg, cheese, and bacon, it's the perfect mix of protein and flavor to keep you full — and happy — all day.
12 Awesome Foodie Cities That Aren't New York or San Francisco
There are three things that come to mind when you mention Austin: music, miserable traffic jams and Tex-Mex. The latter of the three has become a trademark of the Texas capital, which has exploded into a foodie destination within the past few years as its population has soared.
There aren't a lot of cities where you can eat Tex-Mex for all three meals. So, if you want to try it: Start at Juan in a Million and forklift their Don Juan Taco, a hulking pound of bacon, potato, egg and cheese over a bed of tortillas for just $5.
40 of the best boozy brunch deals in Austin
Everyone knows that Austinites love brunch as much as we love breakfast tacos and Topo Chico. We also have been known to enjoy a drink or two, so we’ve compiled 40 of the most inexpensive ways to enjoy a few drinks with your morning (or afternoon) meal on the cheap, according to hood. Did we miss a favorite spot of yours? Let us know in the comments...
WHY Started back in 1981 by two schoolteachers ("She waited tables and he did the dishes," Richman says), this family-run joint serving traditional Mexican food on Cesar Chavez Street boasts "the best, cheapest meals" in the city. "The breakfast tacos: Wow! And the guacamole is amazing."