Austin teaser – I’m goin’ on VACA!!!


lady bird lake

Ok kiddos, I am headed to Austin for a 5 day weekend. I plan to play with friends, escape the cold of Kansas City, enjoy the outdoors, and will do a LOT of eating. Get ready to see some “restaurant redo” posts when I get back as I try to bring home the yummy goodness from the lone-star state. Plus I promise lots of food porn!

Austin is a great city for any sort of visit – kids, family, couples, friends, work, you name it – its just fun down there. The city is well known for BBQ, food trucks, music & music festivals, big parks, very active lifestyles, bars & nightlife, hipsters, barton springs, and the list goes on. In my opinion, its a great playground, maybe you could say a healthier version of Vegas…minus the gambling.


Food truck park

barton springs

Barton Springs

congress street

The capitol building & downtown

I plan to visit the following restaurants when in town, and there are a few others that aren’t scheduled yet – its good not to have everything planned. 🙂

Josephine House – Offers lunch, snacks, and evening drinks; take a seat at the bar for coffee or cocktails, reserve a table in the dining room, lounge on the shaded outdoor patio, and sip sparkling wine on the lush front lawn.

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Seersucker – Look no further than the Warehouse District for great restaurants in Austin. Not only will you find delicious eats, The District has all you need for a night out on the town with stylish bars and lively concert halls. Restaurants in Austin are known to be eclectic and Searsucker fits perfectly into the mix. It provides an experience for those looking for more out of their meal than just a great dinner. Chef Brian Malarkey (seen on Top Chef)

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Spicewood Vineyards

Founded in 1992, Spicewood Vineyards, produces the finest award winning wines. Wines that are known for their timeless appeal and unique flavor of the Texas Hill Country. Wines from Spicewood Vineyards are available not only at the vineyard but also in Texas stores and restaurants. The winery features a large indoor tasting room, outdoor pavilion, and a large underground barrel room that can accommodate 400 barrels.

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Swift’s Attic –  Modern American small plates. Swift’s attic states that they are not holding to any particular cooking genre but rather focused on the creative, whimsical & delicious. It is located on the 2nd floor of a downtown Austin building, that was the 1905 home to Swift’s Premium Food Co. It was built to be comfortable and exciting, accenting the historic beauty & character while bringing a modern element to the guests. swifts attic

I’ll report back ASAP! Ciao!


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