Keep Austin Delicious
Welcome back! They say introverts are energized by being alone, and extroverts are energized by time with others. Well, I’m energized by traveling, adventure, and exploration. So, I guess that makes me a…travel-vert? Yes, let’s go with that. A few weeks ago, I went on such a fun little weekend getaway to Austin, Texas! I went with two sweet friends, Mandy and Amelia. Mandy owns a tee shirt company called Milk and Honey (check them out! The best tees you will ever buy!). She was sponsoring an event so we went to help her out and to have a fun girl's trip! We had dinner each night at the event we went to. Follow along as I detail every morsel we ate...
Our flight was in the sky at 5:40 am on Friday… it was wild! When we landed in Austin we were starving! So, we checked into our hotel and tried to find a close restaurant. The first one we tried had flooded from the insane rain that came to Austin with us! My Austin goal was to eat as many tacos as possible… obviously. So Mandy suggested a really fun place called Torchy’s. It was delicious!! We all got 3 tacos… no regrets. I got the green chile pork, republican, and fried avocado tacos. The green chile pork was pork carnitas, green chiles, cotija cheese, cilantro, onion, and a lime wedge with tomatillo sauce on a corn tortilla. The republican was grilled jalapeno sausage, pico de gallo, and cheese with poblano sauce on a flour tortilla. The fried avocado was fried avocados, beans, pico de gallo, lettuce and cheese with poblano sauce on a corn tortilla. We also got cheese dip of course. My favorite was the green chile pork!
We had the full day to explore Austin on Saturday and went to the FLAGSHIP Whole Foods Market. Oh my. Friends, I was in hog heaven. I was like a kid in a candy store. It was amazing. It was huge. It was everything I dreamed it would be and more. We also did a little shopping around the Domain which was so fun!
We ate lunch at Second Bar & Kitchen in the Domain. To drink I had the Green River which was the perfect spring drink. It was light, citrusy, and just downright delicious. It had vodka, grapefruit oil, basil, green chartreuse, and lime. Amelia had the hibiscus Paloma (Blanco Tequila, Hibiscus, White Grapefruit, Canela) and Mandy had Southern Bourbon Sour (Bergamot Bourbon, House Peach Comfort, Mild Ginger, Mint).
For an appetizer we had avocado fundido which was queso asadero, house chorizo, and chipotle corn chips. So delicious!
For lunch I had jalapeño caesar with shrimp. The salad consisted of hearts of romaine, black beans, cotija, pepitas, and cilantro. It wasn’t too spicy and was the perfect amount for lunch! It was delicious. I loved the Mexican take on the Caesar salad and the pepitas were my favorite part. I love pepitas!
Amelia had the raw kale and carrot salad with salmon. It had quinoa, red grapes, red onion, chickpea dressing, and dill.
Mandy had raindrop farms tomato salad with shrimp. It was arugula, feta cheese, pistachio, mint, and balsamic.
Our last day we had brunch at Café No Se. It was delicious and had the coolest atmosphere! I loved the vibe of that place. I had a pamplemousse cocktail with breakfast which was like a grapefruit take on a mimosa. It had french bubbles and giffard grapefruit liqueur. It was light and delicious. Mandy had a mimosa. Amelia had coffee cocktail, and our friend Natalie had a bloody mary.
For brunch, Amelia and I had ricotta hotcakes. You know I always order pancakes whenever I’m given the opportunity. They were delicious- light, fluffy, everything a pancake should be. They had bananas, toasted pecan butter, and maple syrup.
Mandy had the golden quinoa bowl with poached egg, quinoa, fried chickpeas, avocado, hearty greens, and pumpkin seed pesto.
Natalie had egg & cheese on a roll with chive scrambled eggs, breakfast sausage, aged cheddar, caramelized onion, and breakfast potatoes.
We had SUCH fun time on this quick little getaway. Where are your favorite places to eat in Austin? I can’t wait to go back!