I often photograph my food, but sometimes I don’t have enough photos or content to make individual posts. So here’s the round-up of my latest Austin eats. In the last month or so, I’ve been to a couple of particularly cool places. Links to all the locations are at the end of the post.
Ok, so this isn’t an Austin thing, but it is a food thing! I signed up for Graze snack boxes and I’m loving them! for $12 a box, I get 8 different snacks mailed to me every two weeks. So far, I’ve been very impressed with the snacks. They are delicious! A wonderful mix of sweet and salty. One even came with a tea bag! I take them to work with me to snack on during the school day. Highly recommend!
My birthday was last month, and to celebrate, my family and I went to Tacos and Tequila (TNT). They have a phenomenal breakfast brunch that includes 2 mimosas. I got street tacos, potatoes, waffles, eggs benedict and more! They also have a dessert bar (I sampled one of everything. Their cobblers were delicious and they even come with ice cream. I still think about this place often and cannot wait to brunch here again.
If you know me at all, you know I’m a fan of the build-your-own wood fired pizza trend. I talked about Blaze Pizza in my last Austin Eats Round-up. My latest favorite has been MOD Pizza (which I also blogged about here). I visited my mom in Lakeway and we had a delicious pizza, salad, and caramelized pear black tea lunch.
I was super pumped when a new sushi place opened up around the block from my home! Kai Sushi is good, not great (they do serve mochi ice cream balls though, which is a major plus). I’ve had better sushi in Austin (Maiko and Thai Spice), and I felt like this place was pretty pricey, but considering I walk there, I’m happy and will probably go back.
Top Golf never fails me when it comes to food (they were also in a previous Austin Eats Round-Up). Last time I was there with my parents, I tried the injectable donut holes. I’ve always looked at this on the menu and thought… one day. I finally tried it, with all three fillings (cream, jelly, and chocolate) and I’m happy to say it is exactly as awesome as whatever you’re picturing in your head right now.
Picnik. This cute paleo food truck has been all over my instagram feed since they opened and it had been on my ‘to try’ list for quite a while. They are located right outside the S. Lamar Snooze AM Eatery, so after I ate there one morning, I decided to finally try their butter coffee. I got a Mayan Mocha (coffee, grass-fed butter, MCT oil, organic cacao butter & cacao powder, mayan spice blend, cordyceps mushroom powder, grass-fed whey protein). Yeah. Intense. It was pretty delicious, but for $7.50, I think it’s a one-and-done kind of thing for me.
Free beer from Glass Half Full! Brian and I have been on a wonderful Friday = Alamo Drafthouse dinner and movie kick. At the Lakeline Alamo, there’s a bar called Glass Half Full. I usually get there before Brian, so I like to have a beer before the movie (or take it into the theater with me, because Alamo is legit). Last time I was there (seeing Suicide Squad, which was out-of-control-awesome), Oasis Texas Brewing Co. was having a tasting event. They gave me this free beer and glass! The beer was called… London Fog something… I wish I could remember.
Finally, The Park. I met my mom for dinner at The Park one day after school. They have great traditional american food for a good price. My favorite part was that they brand their buns. A nice, unique touch. I’m definitely interested in trying brunch here – apparently they have 5 different mimosas!