It’s Friday! And I will be headed for Austin as soon as I get off work! Oh the excitement! Here are a few of my favorites in Austin:
Best Breakfast Taco: Torchy’s or El Chilito…Torchy’s may be better in general but El Chilito has the best salsa and much better coffee. So, Torchy’s = best taco; El Chilito= Best Taco Experience
Best Coffee: Anderson’s Coffee…This is hands down the best place to buy beans for brewing.
Best Coffee Drink: Pacha…The Pacha latte is worth putting their name on.
Best Dinner with Friends Restaurant: Trudy’s, the mexican martini and stuffed avocado combo is hard to beat…crowd pleaser.
Best Bakery: Sweetish Hill/Uppercrust, although this is a near impossible category.
Best Bookstore: Bookpeople…hands down, no excpetions.
Best BBQ: Salt Lick
Best French Restaurant: Chez Nous, it is fabulous, you’re almost in Paris.
Best Outdoor Activity: Barton Springs
Best Place to See a Movie: Alamo Drafthouse
There is so much more, but it’s hard to categorize everything (i.e. it would talk too long) so here are the honorable mentions: Blue Elephant, Maudie’s, Matt’s El Rancho, Waterloo Records, Mozart’s, Hula Hut, Zilker Park, P.Terry’s, Uncommon Objects, South Congress Cafe, Fado, 219 West, Kenichi, Vino Vino, Kerby Lane…and everywhere else, I just love Austin to death.