City Eats: Austin

One of my favorite things about visiting a new city is the food scene. I love finding the local spots and fare that a place is known for. Austin was no different. Miranda knew all the hot spots in town, so we got to chow down!

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On Thursday night, after dinner and drinks at Gloria’s at the Domain, we finished our evening at Copper with martinis and cake balls. I tried this delicious oatmeal cookie martini and Italian creme cake ball; check out that fun oatmeal cookie atop the martini!

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Round 1 at Torchy’s Tacos on Friday morning. Seriously, how have I never had breakfast tacos like this?! I’m a big, big fan!

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Cupcakes at Sugar Mama’s. Among those we tried were the Champion Carrot Cake, made with Texas pecans, raisins, pineapple, organic carrots and topped with a vanilla cream cheese frosting. We also really enjoyed Harlow’s Honey Baklava, a buttermilk honey cake made with local honey from Round Rock, a baklava filling and topped with cinnamon buttercream and a phyllo nest.

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We ended our day on SoCo with donuts from Gourdough’s Donuts. These crazy amazing and inventive donuts are served straight out of an Airstream trailer. Randa and I chose the Baby Ratter, a donut covered with fudge icing and fudge oreos with a gummy rattlesnake. Funny story: Randa and I thought gummy rattlesnake equalled a small gummy worm, so we requested two gummy rattlesnakes. We only understood the strange look received upon requesting two AFTER we realized the actual size of the rattlesnake. We could have shared one. BUT…we did finish both, out of sheer principle.

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I really love the mixture of the different styles and colors of these letters!

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Italian cream cake from Upper Crust Bakery for Saturday morning breakfast. I am a serious sucker for Italian cream cake! Nothing beats Grandma’s, but this one was pretty tasty.

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One thing I missed like crazy while living in Germany was BBQ. One of the places to go in Austin is Salt Lick BBQ. Miranda suggested that we spend the good bit of our Saturday afternoon/evening there, so we did! The grounds of this place are gorgeous and the food is insane! I actually dream of getting back there as soon as possible!

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Peach and blackberry cobbler topped with a hearty helping of Bluebell homemade vanilla. Oh, Austin, I love you!

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Mini donuts from Little Lucy’s food truck on Rainey Street. I may have single-handedly finished these bad boys off…

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Sunday brunch at La Madeleine. Who doesn’t have lemon tarts, pastries, and cappuccinos for breakfast?

When can I go back?!

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