Austin Eats Round-Up (Pt. III)

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!




Author: Kelly

Kelly Phillips is the writer and photographer behind You can view more of her photos on Instagram @DiscoveringATX and her photography portfolio at

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