Thousands upon thousands of people are headed to Austin this week for the Formula One Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas. As Austinites, we welcome you all! Rev up your engines! While you’re here get ready for a very foody experience. Texas is a food lover’s paradise, and we’ve got a list of some of the best places to eat in Austin.
Originally from Lockhart TX, Terry Black passed down generations of barbecue knowledge to his twin sons, Mark and Michael. The boys now offer their own unique style of central Texas brisket, ribs and sausage, as well as great sandwich combos. The sweet-toothers can look forward to pecan pie, peach cobbler or banana pudding with ice cream.
Austin is the home of breakfast tacos, and these are breakfast tacos like no other! Torchy’s offers an interesting variety of tacos to satisfy your Tex-Mex craving, as well as some of the best queso fresco in town. Their Taco of the Month for October is The Tailgater – Panko fried chicken, chopped bacon, queso, slaw, blue cheese, honey and Diablo Wing Sauce. Yum! The November Taco of the Month hasn’t been revealed yet, but you know it’s going to be delicious. Happy hour is Monday through Friday from 3-6pm and all day Saturday and Sunday. You’ll find Torchy’s all over Austin.
Serving arguably the best barbecue in town (and possibly the world), it’s no wonder Franklin Barbecue was Awarded Best Barbecue Joint in Texas by Texas Monthly as well as Best Barbecue Joint in America by Bon Appetit. This is the one place in Austin you don’t want to miss. They’re open from 11am Tuesday through Sunday, but make sure you get there before they sell out.
You may have seen them in other parts of the country, but it’s always a treat visiting the original Chuy’s in downtown Austin. An Austin original founded in 1982, Chuys offers patrons a slightly different take on Tex-Mex. You’ll find the usual suspects: tacos, enchiladas and some great salads. And for the super hungry there’s their Famous “Big As ‘Yo Face” Burrito – all 12 inches of it. There are several Chuy’s locations all over Austin.
Located downtown and in Avery Ranch, Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill brings you all the comforts of classic American food done in an innovative style. This popular joint offers a variety of drinks, cocktails and local beers. Look out for the Original Moonshine “Corn Dog” Shrimp, or if you fancy something more familiar you’ll find good old southern favorites like chicken & waffles, catfish, salads and sandwiches. Parking can be tricky so it’s best to valet in front of their downtown store, and if you’re planning on visiting them in Avery Ranch it’s also best to valet on weekends.
Downtown: 303 Red River Street, Austin TX 78701
Avery Ranch: 10525 West Parmer Lane, Austin TX 78717
Of course Austin is a lot more than food. It’s great people and fantastic businesses and that special Texas feeling. We love serving Austin (and San Antonio!) with our trade show marketing solutions. We may not smoke the best brisket in the world or make Austin’s best tacos, but we do know trade shows better than anyone. Turn to Xtreme Xhibits for anything you need with exhibiting, trade shows, and more.