Whether for a pre-Longhorn football game warm up or post work libations, the legendary Texas Chili Parlor is one of my favorite stomping grounds in the Capitol City. The casual, raucous bar always attracts an eclectic crowd, thanks to its drinks that are heavy on the pour and light on the wallet. While the rum-rich ‘Magnums’ and citrusy margaritas are quite tasty, my money order is always a Drew Drink. Consisting of two shots of vodka, a little soda, splash of cranberry, squeeze of lime, and served tall over plenty of ice, a Drew Drink is guaranteed to ensure the happiest of happy hours.
Summers in Austin are hot, and so is Uncle Billy's BBQ! After a hot afternoon at Barton Springs, I love nothing better then to cool off at Uncle Billy's, sitting on the patio under some misters enjoying a nice cold beer!
Fast food for healthy, lazy people: Snap Kitchen's readymade meals are a godsend for those of us who fancy ourselves too busy to cook. Think shrimp tacos, buffalo hash, cold pressed juices - all things I could attempt to prepare myself, or, pay someone else to make them about 50x more deliciously than I can.
Tasty enchiladas, cilantro rice, charro beans. Oh, and queso flambeado.
208 West 4th Street, Austin
Its a great happy-hour hangout. Good looking Austin business professionals.
500 W Sixth St, Austin
Sandra Bullock's Austin eatery is an underground (literally) outfit that feels like an old French tavern. High-backed wooden booths complement the space's preserved brick arches…
404 S Lamar, Austin
Confession: P. Terry's is probably my favorite late-night stop after a night of abusing myself at a bar. The reason? Their portions aren't crazy humongous, which my weakened…
201 W Eighth St, Austin
This street-level lounge in the refurbished downtown Brown Building condo complex is known to typically house politicos, lobbyists and successful, single, 30-something…
2027 Anchor Ln, Austin
A rustic, outdoor-only spot that specializes in small, expertly prepared Hill Country fare, the twinkly lights make it Date Night-appropriate -- and the long, stranger-filled…
603 Barton Springs Rd, Austin
People rave about Sandy's and how delicious it is and how fresh the food is that I decided to give it a try.
The location for Sandy's is great. Especially if you are out for a…
618 W Sixth St, Austin
I don;t see how this Katz is a "top choice" for anyone who has eaten here. The service is so bad you really wonder how they stay open and then food (when you finally get it) is…
2401 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin
I love this place! Great food...Best pizza in Austin!
Uncle Billy's. Summers in Austin are hot, and so is Uncle Billy's BBQ! After a hot afternoon at Barton Springs, I love nothing better then to cool off at Uncle Billy's, sitting on the patio under some misters enjoying a nice cold beer!… read more
Guero's. The SoCo Tex-Mex joint famous for celeb sightings, Guero's is also well-known for their extensive margarita menu. They don't go crazy with fruity flavor combos here, but spice up their 17 margarita offerings with various tequilas, ranging from sharp blancos (aged the least) to smooth anejos (aged the most). This is also the place where Tarantino's 2007 slasher film, Death Proof, opens. … read more
Sweet Caroline's Snow Shack. With soft, fluffy ice and flavors more potent than your average snow cone, Sweet Caroline's offers authentic New Orleans snowballs with a punch. Grab traditional flavors like cherry or grape, or mix it up with specialty flavors like Ninja Turtle or Texas Two Step.… read more