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Jacoby’s has teamed up with the Capital Area Food Bank for their #FeedTheNeed Campaign.

On Tuesdays for every burger sold they’ll donated one to the Capital Area Food Bank. You can choose from their class cheeseburger or their feature burger which changes on a weekly basis.

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Don’t forget to instagram your eats with the #FeedTheNeed hashtag!

It may not be patio weather today but keep them in mind for the future, they have one of my absolute favorite patios in town!

Reservations are suggested but not required.

Phone: 512-366-5808

When: Tuesdays

Location:
Jacoby’s Restaurant & Mercantile
3235 East Cesar Chavez
Austin, Texas

https://www.facebook.com/JacobysATX/timeline

The Domain’s 8th annual food festival, Taste of North Austin, features local restaurants, cooking demonstrations, live music, and activities for all ages.

Calling all foodies! Restaurants from The Domain and north Austin are teaming up again for Taste of North Austin on Saturday, June 13, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Domain II. The 8th annual all-day family food festival will feature delectable tastes, beverage sampling, free live music, children’s entertainment, and of course, fabulous shopping. Guests opting for the limited-availability VIP experience will receive a goody bag, complimentary drinks and access to the VIP lounge.

Taste of North Austin

Aromas of the various cuisines will fill Domain II, enticing guests to sample fares from local restaurants while experiencing the recently completed space. Featuring three one-of-a-kind children’s play areas and a dynamic green space, the multimillion dollar enhancement is one that Austinites of all ages will enjoy.

Fun for the whole family includes:

  • Crafts
  • Balloon twisting
  • Performances by Dysfunkshun Junkshun!

Participating Restaurants Include:

  • Blackfinn Ameripub
  • Blue Baker
  • BRIO Tuscan Grille
  • Corner Bakery
  • Daily Grill
  • Dos Chivos Mexican Restaurant
  • iPic Theaters
  • Jasper’s Gourmet Backyard Cuisine
  • The League Kitchen & Tavern
  • Maggiano’s Little Italy
  • McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood
  • Noodles & Co.
  • North Italia
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes Arboretum
  • Punch Bowl Social
  • Schlotzsky’s
  • Sushi Zushi
  • Tiff’s Treats Cookie Delivery
  • Tony C’s Italian Kitchen
  • TopGolf
  • urban – an american grill!

Taste of North Austin 2

When: Saturday, June 13

Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: The Domain, Phase II between Dick’s Sporting Goods and Dillard’s
11410 Century Oaks Terrace
Austin, TX 78758

Cost: Live music and children’s entertainment are free.

Food samplings and VIP access will require wristbands. Beer and wine will be available for purchase at select restaurant booths. Wristbands include 10 tastes will be available for $20 at The Domain’s Simon Guest Services or at the event. VIP experience will be offered for an additional $15. Taste tabs will double as “votes” for a restaurant’s partner charity. The winning charities will receive a Simon Gift card donation.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/275813972589108/

Call 512.873.8099 for more information or visit http://www.simon.com/mall/the-domain.

Let’s eat some burgers. Today, 100% of proceeds from Hopdoddy will go to flood relief efforts!

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All product, labor and profits for today will benefit Barnabas Connection; an organization whose resources go directly to the families hit hardest by the floods in Wimberley and Hays County.

“Giving back to our community is important to Hopdoddy and part of our everyday life,” said President and CEO Dan Mesches. “We are hoping to make an impactful donation to the relief efforts specifically in the Wimberley community through our friends at the Barnabas Connection and encourage Austin to come out to show their support on Thursday.”

For more information, and to donate to Barnabas Connection, please visit http://barnabasconnects.org/wimberley-flood-2015/.

In 2011 Hopdoddy raised just over $13,000 to benefit Bastrop fire relief.

When: today, June 4th

Time: 11 am – 10 pm

Location:
Hopdoddy SoCo
1400 South Congress Ave.
Austin, Texas 78704

Hopdoddy Anderson Lane
2438A W Anderson Lane
Austin, Texas 78757

https://www.facebook.com/hopdoddy

Photo Credit: Hopdoddy Facebook Page

It’s no secret. In fact, we don’t even have to tell you how much Austin loves tacos. That’s like explaining why double rainbows are awesome. Some things just don’t need elaboration. We’ve created our own favorites lists before, but by the numbers, these are the most popular tacos in Austin.

Here they are, the most Favor-ed tacos in Austin… have you tried them all? #lifegoals


9 Most Favored Tacos in Austin

By 365 Things To Do In Austin, Texas

 

  • 9. Art of Tacos Al Pastor

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    Someone had to represent for Rainey Street. If you want to avoid those crazy streets and enjoy your Al Pastor taco, Favor has got you covered at Art of Tacos.

  • 8. Veracruz Migas

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    With three locations, Veracruz has proven to be a formidable opponent to taco trucks throughout Austin. Their migas taco is simply magic.

  • 7. Taco Shack Shack Taco

    By 365 Things To Do In Austin, Texas

    With eggs, chorizo, potato, and cheese, the Shack Taco has the essentials covered. They slid in at the #7 spot with an overwhelming assortment of goodness that Favor users love.

  • 6. TacoDeli’s Jess Special

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    Let us not forget. The taco works for every single meal. The Jess Special is a breakfast staple that has staying power throughout the day. We might even be guilty of keeping an emergency taco in the fridge for late night munchies.

  • 5. Chipotle Carnitas

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    Say what you will about the chain, but these tacos are delicious. It’s hard to beat the limitless options and yes, we know… guac is extra.

  • 4. Torchy’s Trailer Park

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    The secret to this taco is getting it trashy. All the refined taco experts take off the lettuce and add queso.

  • 3. Fresa’s La Fresa

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    Fresa’s is the chicken of the gods. Achiote chicken, avocado, cheese, grilled onion, cilantro. Yes, please. Yes to all of it.

  • 2. TacoDeli’s Cowboy

    By 365 Things To Do In Austin, Texas

    Beef Tenderloin topped with queso fresco AND guacamole? We aren’t surprised this is the second most Favor-ed taco in ATX.

  • 1. Torchy’s Democrat

    By 365 Things To Do In Austin, Texas

    Yes there’s a hot debate – Torchy’s or TacoDeli. Our question is… why limit yourself? You definitely won’t want to when you taste Torchy’s Democrat. Feast your eyes on this beauty…the most Favor-ed taco in Austin.

There’s a new restaurant on West 5th Street and we love it so much we’re willing to forgive the fact that Houston had it first! Liberty Kitchen opened at 5th and Pressler earlier this month (next door to Tacos-n-Tequila), and while the menu is seafood-forward, you’re going to need more than one visit to fully comprehend everything that Liberty has to offer.

The space itself is beautiful and pays homage to both the Texas coast, and the Lone Star State in general, but it’s the exceptional food and superlative service at Liberty that really sets it apart.

The menu is a bit overwhelming at first glance, but the staff is uncommonly knowledgeable and happy to help guide guests through the various sections. Deciding where to begin is the hardest part! Our suggestion is to start cold… if you’re into oysters; they’ve got ‘em from the gulf and beyond.

Regardless of what section of the menu you decide to explore next, be sure to order the Deviled Egg Trial— Trust us on this one!

Deviled Egg Trial

Deviled Egg Trial

We tried several other remarkable dishes, including Lulu’s Sicilian Seafood Salad, which is one of the best salads I’ve had in Austin, and a surprising personal favorite (suggested by a very friendly Chef named Crash), the Point Judith Squid & Sausage Stuffing.

Point Judith Squid & Sausage Stuffing

Point Judith Squid & Sausage Stuffing

Other menu highlights include the 40oz to Freedom Gumbo, and the immensely popular  Shanghai Salt & Chile Fried Lobster.

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Shanghai Salt & Chile Fried Lobster

Still on my wish list: The King Crab and Cheddar Mac & Cheese, several of the daily specials, and the entire brunch menu. As I said before, Liberty Kitchen will take more than one visit to conquer, and I’m up for the challenge.

www.LibertyKitchenATX.com

Cover Photo Courtesy of Jack Opatrany

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Chi’lantro fans rejoice! Their second brick & mortar location has opened on Burnet Road! They opened their first brick & mortar on South Lamar this January, and yesterday at their second location.

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There is not a bad thing on the menu. But for the sake of conversation, here is the rundown of my favorites. Start with the chips and esquites (a magical mix of corn, cotija cheese, Korean pepper and magic sauce). The K-Pops are also amazing, after sampling all of them, I couldn’t pick a favorite. Also, of course you have to get the kimchi fries, they’re legendary.

Enter to win a $100 gift card here!

Hours: 10:30 am – 10:00 pm

Location:
Chi’lantro
5222 Burnet Road
Austin, Texas 78756

Lamar Location:
1509 South Lamar Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78704

http://www.chilantrobbq.com

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A Taste of Koko

Jane is the Editor of Austin’s top food blog, A Taste of Koko, covering the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways. She strives to inspire your inner foodie by guiding you to the most delicious finds in the city through mouth-watering food photography.

Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for her daily finds.

 

The weather has been amazing in Austin and I’m taking full advantage with outdoor brunches, fresh coconuts, and lots of ice cream. Read on for my monthly favorites!

 

Contigo

WHERE TO BRUNCH: Contigo

2027 Anchor Ln, Austin, TX 78723

Picnic tables, sparkling lights, and large cedar elms makes a meal at Contigo Austin feel like an escape from the city. Contigo tops the list of best places for outdoor brunch in Austin!

SEE ALSO: Ultimate Guide to Best Brunches in Austin

 

Taco Deli

WHERE TO LUNCH: Taco Deli

* multiple locations

I always order the blue plate combo with your choice of any 2 tacos (seafood is my fav) served with rice and beans.

 

Peached Tortilla

WHERE TO DINNER: Peached Tortilla

5520 Burnet Rd #100, Austin, TX 78756

Asian and Southern comfort food with a modern twist at it’s best, and without the hefty price tag! Peached Tortilla serves up unique rice bowls, savory noodle dishes, fun twists on dessert and a mouth-watering cocktail menu. Be sure to order the slow braised pork belly bowl, and the Thai Chop Chop Salad.

SEE ALSO: 21 Reasons Why Peached Tortilla’s Brick & Mortar is Austin’s Best New Restaurant

 

Juju Juice

WHERE TO JUICE: Juju Juice

1010 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702

This walk-up juice stand attached to Cenote serves up fresh coconuts, juices, and smoothies to keep you hydrated all summer long.

 

Lick Ice Creams

WHERE TO GET DESSERT: Lick Ice Creams

2032 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

Lick specializes in artisan ice cream made in small batches with local and seasonal ingredients that are picked weekly from farms. Try the goat cheese and thyme or seasonal flavors like grapefruit with champagne marshmallows. Their second location is opening soon on Burnet Road.

 

Sweet Berry Farm

LOCAL EVENT: Sweet Berry Farms

1801 FM1980, Marble Falls, TX 78654

Located just outside of Austin in Marble Falls, Sweet Berry Farms is the perfect weekend destination for friends and family! Pick your own strawberries (in season now), blackberries, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, pumpkins, and more. Be sure to bring cash and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty in.

 

With so many new food trucks popping up, it’s hard to know which are worthy of your appetite. Our friends at Austin Passbook are food truck experts, and they’ve gone out and tried many of the new trucks (there are so many!) and created a quick list of 5 you must try. If they’ve missed some great ones, let us know your new favorites in the comments below.

1. 40 North – The pizzas here are neapolitan style. With their handmade mozzarella, wood fired brick oven, and the perfect balance of chew, crunch, and airiness to their crust, you’re going to love these pies.

40-North

2. Uncle Bob’s BBQ – Thomas Claybar and Shawn Jackson are one of the newest BBQ trucks in town, and they’re doing it right. They’ve got a lot of BBQ options with Pork, Beef Brisket and Sausages smoked daily.

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3. Boteco ATX – Brazilian born owner Fernando Marri brings some authentic flavors to their new truck. Some of the ingredients can’t even be found in Austin. Grab some authentic food here and watch a soccer game on their truck mounted TV.

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4. Bistro Vonish – Owner and Chef Craig Vanis has created a new experience with this truck offering high-end vegan delights. Whether you’re vegan or not, you’ll find something to love on the ever changing menu.

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5. TLocs Sonora Hot Dogs – Simply calling these creations hot dogs don’t do them justice. These Sonora Dogs, artfully crafted by owner Miguel Kaiser, are a guilty pleasure.

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If you’d like to try these food trucks as well as 23 others, check out the Austin Passbook. It offers 2-for-1 deals on some of the best items at 28 of Austin’s best trucks. If you’re lucky, you can pick one up for only $15 during the pre-sale on the Summer edition until May 15th. Check it out here.

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It’s a good day to be an Austinite. The 2015 ACL lineup was announced this morning and today, Shake Shack on South Lamar opens at 11 am!

Burger monsters come one, come all. The wait is over, you can finally get your Shake Shack fix. They’re known for their burgers, crinkle fries and shakes, last night I put them to the test and they didn’t disappoint. They have local beers from Hops & Grain, Independence Brewing Co., Real Ale Brewing, Karbach Brewing Co. and Austin Eastciders.

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Austin’s Shake Shack will feature a Lockhart Link Burger a cheeseburger topped with “griddled” Kreuz Market jalapeno cheese sausages, pickles, and ShackSauce.

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Their dessert menu also pays respects to Austin with the Uchi-concerte made with Uchi and Uchiko miso hazelnut blondie and huckleberry jam. The Cold Shot, made with vanilla and chocolate custard, brown sugar caramel sauce, chocolate toffee, and malt powder is named after a song by singer, Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Shake Shack also features a pet menu that offers pooch-inis and dog biscuits. 5% of of Uchi-concrete sales will be donated to Austin Pets Alive.

North Austinites, fear not, a Domain location is set to open later this summer.

Location:
Lamar Union
1100 South Lamar
Austin, Texas 78704

https://www.shakeshack.com/home

This May makes 35 years that Kerbey Lane has been dishing out some of the best pancakes and queso in Austin!

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They’re celebrating today by donation 100% of net proceeds from ALL Austin locations to United Way for Greater Austin today – tomorrow morning at 6 am.

Today from 4 pm – 6 pm they’ll be having birthday celebrations as their locations complete with miniature horses, face painting, and balloon animals.

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The celebration starts today as Kerbey Lane Cafe kicks-off their “35 Days Until 35” social media campaign with giveaways, including gift cards, t-shirts, pancake mix and more available on their social media pages. Follow Kerbey Lane Cafe on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for more updates and information.

When: today, May 4th 6 am– tomorrow, May 5th 6am

Location:
Kerbey Lane Locations

https://www.facebook.com/events/913825101971463/

Photo Credit: Kerbey Lane Cafe Facebook Page