Archive for July, 2014

Hungry? Here’s our Favorite Restaurants in the City!

July 20th, 2014, Posted By Austin Housemates

You can tour the Capital. You can choose a live show from over a hundred of our fabulous rockin venues. You can design a city-wide scavenger hunt around the thousands of murals and detailed graffiti illustrations that speckle the walls of Austin.

Or you can spend the day eating.

Austin can be famous for a lot of things, but food is definitely high on that list. Breakfast tacos? Barbeque? Pizza? We’ve got you covered. Whether you’re stopping for a snack or looking for a sizeable dinner entrée, the options are endless. The prices are reasonable too, with menu items ranging from the most haute-couture of meals to the oversized deliciousness fit for the spare bucks you got in your pocket. So we picked out a couple of our favorite foodies in Austin to help you get to know this side of the city.

Juan in a Million ($)
Breakfast tacos for all! Start your day off right with an Austin-famous breakfast taco. You can always go with the bacon and egg, but while you’re here this summer you definitely need to taste Juan’s machacado taco. Shredded beef and egg with the deal-breaking chile jalepeno. Located on the east side, on the corner of Cesar Chavez and Mildred, their breakfast menu never goes over $5. It’s the perfect morning stop on your way downtown.

Franklin Barbeque ($)
President Obama recently visited Franklin’s food-truck-turned-restaurant just the other week. If they’re coming from DC, then you know it’s good! And it’s not just their brisket, which is definitely something to rave about, but they also boast a pulled-pork and a set of ribs that are to die for. If you want to keep it light, visit them on 12th street for lunch and put your brisket on a sandwich. Get a side of potato salad and don’t skimp out on desert. Their bourbon banana takes the edge out of the hot afternoon heat any day.


Home Slice Pizza & Hopdoddy Burger Bar ($$)
Conveniently located right across the street from each other, these two eateries are world-famous. You can tell by the large crowds that line themselves up outside their doors every day. Lunch and dinner, Home Slice and Hopdoddy are SLAMMED. But if you have the patience, the feast is definitely worth it. Whatever your poison – calzones, bison burgers, or locally brewed beer on tap, you can find it where South Congress meets Gibson. Just be sure to wear comfortable shoes – you may be standing awhile!

Arro ($$$)
Dinner on 6th street is an Austin Must. After the workday ends and before the nightlife goes into full tilt, check out Arro for dinner and enjoy their ever-evolving wine list. Their menu is also consistently updated to stay fresh with the food season of Austin. But one staple worth a taste is their cheese plate – a scrumptious array of artisan cheeses, jams, and crackers fit to pave way for any of their main courses. Call ahead to reserve a seat and don’t be afraid to ask about the menu. The sample menu on their website is only a sneak peek of what their chef’s can offer.