Austin is a dope city, and happens to be one of my favorite places to visit when the universe blesses me with a long weekend. ATX is known for being “weird”, but this quirky city has never failed me when on the hunt for fun. My most recent visit was a mere 72 hours. Though short, I was able to enjoy a couple of my favorite places! Capitol City Streets highlights my “Top 4” recommendations for food and fun while in Austin!
OLIVE & JUNE
Elegant yet casual multilevel space with a large terrace providing refined Italian fare & wine. Address: 3411 Glenview Ave, Austin, TX 78703
- Olive June: Cured Salumi and Cheese Spread
I visited Olive & June for a wedding reception and really enjoyed the “vibe” and ambiance of the restaurant. The rooftop terrace over looking the area is super romantic. The red wine selections boasts of some vintage Bordeaux blends that are divine. A suggested pairing with their Cured Salumi & cheese Platter is a must. Pro Tip: Ask for extra fig mostarda alongside your platter.
EASY TIGER BAKE SHOP & BEER GARDEN
Hip hangout with both a bakery/cafe and A creek-side beer garden serving simple snacks & cheeses. Address: 709 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
- Easy Tiger Bake Shop and Beer Garden
MOONSHINE PATIO BAR & GRILL
Contemporary comfort food & cocktails in a historic home with a patio.
Address: 303 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701
- Moonshine Patio Bar and Grill
Moonshine is a cozy and casual patio bar and grill nestled in the historic Waterloo Compound. A great place to soak up the sun, while sipping on Moonshine and noshing on their cayenne pepper popcorn. I have yet to acquire a taste for moonshine but there was no way I was leaving without trying some. Their “White Lightning” was sip-able, but the Original Moonshine “Corn Dog” Shrimps are why I will return. Huge skewered shrimp, battered and fried served alongside a honey mustard blueberry swirl dipping sauce!
Swanky venue for live jazz & blues featuring light fare, a wide selection of vodkas & a back deck.
Address: 115 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701
- Brass House