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Fun Fun Fun Fest is announcing the 2015 festival food, retail, and nonprofit vendors today at NOON at El Chilito. Fun Fun Fun Fest is proud to have El Chilito as the 2015 Taco Cannon partner.
To celebrate, FFF Fest and El Chilito will give out a FREE TACO to the first 100 people from 12PM to 1PM at El Chilito at 1623 E 7th St. To find out more, follow @funfunfunfest on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
Free tacos. Today. El Chilito on 7th.
For more fun happening around town this weekend, check out our Weekend Top Picks!
1623 E 7th St.
Austin, TX 78702
Photo Credit: Clair Taus
Hello patio weather! Arro just opened its new patio and this weather demands that you enjoy it.
The redesigned patio also brings a redesigned menu. You can still enjoy their fantastic dinners, but now you can also come for just snacks, wine or cocktails. They now offer some more affordable menu items, making this a perfect happy hour stop on West Sixth.
Through October 7th when you stop by to check out the patio, you can enjoy a complimentary glass of bubbles and an order of frites!
When: now – October 7th
601 W. 6th Street
Austin, Texas 78701
Photo Credit: Jason Neff
Cheers to it being the first day of fall! Celebrate with Veuve Clicquot at laV!
Veuve Clicquot champagne and rosé will be available for purchase at an exclusive low price, and Chefs Sean and Janina O’Leary will be offering bites from the Say laV Trailer for purchase. There will be gourmet bites including signature lobster rolls for $15, lawn games and music by DJ Amelia from Austin Phonograph.
When: today, September 23rd
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
1501 East 7th Street
Austin, Texas 78702
After almost 9 years in business Sandra Bullock’s restaurant Bess Bistro will close its doors for good this Sunday. Bess’ has a fantastic, cozy feel inside it’s historic building on West 6th Street.
“A new concept will soon open in Bess’ location we are certain will provide the community with a unique and exciting dining experience,” the restaurant said on their Facebook.
Bess has fantastic Mussels. Now through their closing they’re having ½ off select rose and their mussels from 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm.
Even though Bess Bistro is closing be sure to visit their sister location, Walton’s Fancy. It is a great little spot for meetings or to grab lunch.
Hours: 4:30 pm – 10:00 pm
500 W. 6th Street
Austin, Texas 78701
Where To Eat, Shop, & Play in Austin – 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.
Top picks for brunch, lunch, oyster happy hours for every day of the week, and macaron ice cream sandwiches!
WHERE TO BRUNCH: Liberty Kitchen
507 Pressler St #700, Austin, TX 78703
Looking for the ultimate brunch spot? Check out Liberty Kitchen – you can pick from lobster, gumbo, king crab, oysters, scallops, pasta, steak, sandwiches, and almost eggs on everything. Be sure to order the breakfast cereal-style salted caramel cake milkshake – cures hangovers, bad moods, heartbreaks, and makes everything better in the world.
OYSTER HAPPY HOURS IN AUSTIN
Two of my favorite things in life are happy hours and oysters. This is the ultimate guide to slurping your way through dollar oyster deals around Austin every day of the week.
WHERE TO LUNCH: New India
2304 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, newindia.us
Authentic Indian lunch with little side dishes for only $10!
WHERE TO FIND MACARON ICE CREAM SANDWICHES IN DALLAS: Joy Macaron
JOY Macarons is a speciality bakery in Dallas that handcrafts French macarons daily and macaron ice cream sandwiches. Choose from guava and coconut, pear, and more! There’s a beautiful glass display case at the counter of all the colorful flavors they offer like violet-black currant, rose-lychee and honey-lavender, plus salted caramel, Italian cream, and chocolate chip.
SEE ALSO: Where To Find Macaron Ice Cream Sandwiches In Dallas
LOCAL EVENT: Cirque du Soleil Kooza
Cirque du Soleil is back in Austin with the big top production, KOOZA, under the blue and yellow big top located at the Circuit of The Americas. I love Cirque du Soleil! There’s something whimsical about going to the circus and seeing the incredible acrobatic acts. I saw the premier of KOOZA and it was spectacular!
I’m hosting an EXCLUSIVE dinner at KOOZA + show on 9/15! Enter on the A Taste of Koko Instagram!
When: September 2 – October 8, 2015
Where: Circuit of The Americas
Details: Purchase here
SEE ALSO: 9 Austin Events You Can’t Miss This September
The Salt Lick and Favor Delivery will be partnering for a very special game day offer on Saturday, September 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. This will mark the first-ever one-day-only partnership in the Austin area for Favor Delivery and Salt Lick BBQ, who will be offering same-day delivery for each of its signature menu items.
For this particular Saturday, the renowned Hill Country restaurant will be offering Austinites and UT fans a smorgasbord of its beloved BBQ offerings on game day via the Austin-based delivery app., Favor. Salt Lick BBQ will be available for delivery to customer’s doorstep, campus, or tailgate on demand (usually within 35 minutes of placing a Favor). Options available from Favor Delivery include meat by the pound (ribs, brisket, sausage and more), a variety of meat and sandwich plates, desserts, and even sauce by the bottle.
Just a short, 20-minute scenic drive from Austin, The Salt Lick in Driftwood offers guests mouthwatering BBQ in the beauty of the Texas Hill Country. The restaurant is BYOB, regularly features performances from local acts on the outdoor patio, and is home to several other venues that are available for private and corporate event rentals—from the elegant Thurman’s Mansion to the rustic Pecan Grove. If that wasn’t enough, meat-lovers across the globe can order both BBQ and Salt Lick apparel straight to their door using the Salt Lick ‘s mail order service. For more information, please visit http://www.saltlickbbq.com.
11:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m. CT
Saturday, September 12
Favor’s Austin Delivery Zone
*For specific delivery information, please visit: http://www.favordelivery.com/map/austin
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ABOUT THE SALT LICK:
Scott Roberts, owner of Salt Lick Bar-B-Que, has been immersed in the Texas barbeque culture from his youth. A true pitmaster legacy, Roberts helped his father Thurman build the original family barbecue pit in 1967, marking the official opening of the business—originally a small barbecue stand. The Roberts clan actually landed in Driftwood, Texas decades before, as part of Stephen F. Austin’s “Old 300” in the early 1820s. Today, the restaurant remains steeped in family tradition, serving widely renowned recipes that have been in the Roberts family for over a century. Under Roberts’ ownership, Salt Lick has become a multi faceted brand. The restaurant has three Texas locations, and provides made-to-order food shipments nationwide. The Salt Lick also hosts full-service private events on the ever-expanding property grounds. In 2010, Scott Roberts’ daughter and current Salt Lick Vice President, Maile Roberts-Loring, established the Salt Lick Cellars, a wine tasting room offering a variety of fine wines derived of grapes grown on the property.
ABOUT FAVOR DELIVERY:
Favor is the easiest way to get anything you want in your city delivered. Founded in Austin in 2013, Favor has quickly scaled to 12 cities across the US and Canada. They partner with over 3,000 part-time tuxedo-t-shirt wearing runners across Austin, Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Nashville, Miami, Fort Worth, San Antonio, San Marcos, and Toronto. By combining superior customer service with cutting-edge technology, Favor offers customers a simple solution to have anything delivered in under an hour — food from your favorite restaurants, dry cleaning, clothing, groceries, and more.
For the fourth installment of 365 Approved we venture down West 5th Street to the seafood and southern mecca that is Liberty Kitchen. We’ve found ourselves dining their more and more frequently over the past few months, and still haven’t found an item on their (extensive) menu that we don’t absolutely love.
For an in-depth look at our first experience at Liberty, click here. Or read on for what’s happening at the restaurant NOW…
They recently launched a happy hour that includes 50 cents off (shucked at the wet bar) oysters, 1/2 price burgers, wine/beer/martini specials, and a whole lot more. They even offer a few specials on weekends! See the full Happy Hour Menu.
Their building also has ample FREE covered parking, so it’s a great, stress-free place to stop by on your way home from work.
In addition to happy hour, Liberty is now open for lunch seven days a week. They have really great daily specials, possibly the best mac n’ cheese in the city, and perhaps equally important for a weekday lunch, GREAT PARKING, which has become a commodity in Austin!
Lastly, Liberty spreads an amazing brunch on Sundays AND Saturdays, as well as holidays. It runs until 2:30pm, and one can find both sweet and savory options on the menu. Including the amazing Cajun Chicken and Waffles pictured below.
Follow us on Instagram for a chance to win a $40 gift certificate to Liberty Kitchen, and visit their website at www.LibertyKitchenATX.com for menus and more info.
Brunch isn’t just a meal to Austinites; it’s a way of life.
Okay that was really trite. But dammit, brunch is awesome and a Sunday Funday just isn’t one without it. There are so many great spots in Austin, I’d be a fool to try and rank them. So instead, I’m going to match the restaurant to what you’re feeling in the moment. It’s your Sunday Funday, after all.
If you need migas and mimosas STAT…
Takoba is here to rescue you. Their brunch menu has the Mexican breakfast classics Austinites love, including migas. However, may I suggest going outside the box and getting the huevos montuleños? This dish will change the way you think about how to eat bananas (okay, plantains) for breakfast. As far as mimosas go, I’m not sure there’s a better deal in town– $1 for a single or $7 for a carafe. You’re welcome.
The Huevos Motuleños at Takoba
If you just want to people watch while sipping a Bloody Mary…
Bar Chi is a great place for that. Get a table outside and enjoy watching the shoppers and tourists as they get lost trying to navigate the 2nd Street District. Even better, Sundays are all day happy hour at Bar Chi. Meaning you can enjoy their straightforward (read: not intimidating) sushi selection on the cheap. Also, you will not be disappointed by their signature Bloody Sake Mary. Check out their menu.
If you want to get all fancy and have food to match…
Launderette just started serving brunch in May, so you won’t be seeing the hoards of people waiting for a table like you do on a Tuesday night—for now. Their menu combines brunch classics with high-end ingredients. Think duck leg confit in the hash and a delicately fried oyster in the Florentine. The portions are perfect for sharing family-style, so have the crew clean up nicely and make it over there sometime soon.
One of the daily brunch pastry options at Laundertte
If you’re feeling rough around the edges…
Betcha didn’t even know East Austin bar Yellow Jacket Social Club had a brunch, did ya? Okay, it’s not a secret or anything, but Yellow Jacket for brunch isn’t something you do when you’ve had a good Saturday night’s sleep… it’s more of a “hair of the dog” thing, get me? And even though you order at the bar, the food comes out quickly and is consistently delicious. The Mister is a friend’s favorite, but personally I’m a sucker for the Shrimp and Grits. Top it all off with a bucket (or two) of mimosas and you’ll be ready to keep the weekend going in no time.
If you’re wanting to do it big, Texas style…
When people ask me about Jacoby’s Restaurant & Mercantile, I have a hard time finding the right words. Something about this restaurant reminds me of Sunday night steak dinners as a child, but then again, I NEVER ate this good in my youth. Their brunch menu evokes that same nostalgia/confusion. Sure, their buttermilk biscuits and gravy tastes exactly like the kind my Mimi made for me as a child, but what genius decided to put chicken fried steak on waffles? Nobody in my family, that’s for damn sure. That Jacoby’s clan… they’re really somethin’.
The Chicken Fried Steak & Waffles at Jacoby’s
If you want a side of mac n’ cheese with your breakfast…
Liberty Kitchen opened earlier this year on West 5th Street (right next to Tacos N Tequila), and they spread a great brunch on weekends and holidays. They also offer their lunch menu all day; so feel free to start your brunch with raw oysters (after 11am), or a crock of their delicious mac n’ cheese (available with or without king crab) for the perfectly rounded meal.
Shirred Eggs, Hot Smoked Salmon, Caviar & Cream at Liberty Kitchen
Written by Dani Barrow, a local Austin enthusiast.
Love the Austin food scene, but can’t get an hour off to lounge over lunch? The app thatgets you a ride in 5 minutes can now help you curate your foodie Instagram feed from your desk!
UberEATS, the premiere new food delivery platform from Uber, has officially arrived to Austin. It delivers lunch from the top local restaurants, and get this—delivery is in just 10 minutes or less!
They’ve got a curated menu that changes daily, offering up a mix of local favorites, lunchtime staples, and the newest, up-and-coming dishes to satisfy all tastes. All it takes is a tap of the Uber app and lunch from the city’s best restaurants will be delivered curbside—no lines, no wait for a table, no reservation needed.
UberEATS has made headlines featuring signature dishes from Paul Qui and East Side King, Swift’s Attic, The Peached Tortilla, Banger’s, Chi’Lantro, and more. We tried it out during their launch week, and were hooked. Wonder about fees? Easy answer, there are none. Last week, UberEATS announced unlimited free delivery! Lunch for ~$10 that’s delivered in 10 minutes? Yes please.
To give you a taste of what they’re offering up, today (Tuesday, Sept. 8th), UberEATS is delivering Chicago-style Deep Dish Pizza from Gino’s East as well as new creations from East Side King @ The Four Horseman, and each dish is just $5! It’s time to eat up, Austin!
Want to know how it works? Ordering is just like requesting an Uber ride:
- Open the Uber app and click over to EATS
- Enter your address or move the pin to a good curbside location
- Order your meal and your driver will be curbside in minutes
Right now UberEATS delivers 11am – 2pm, Monday through Friday, from Town Lake up to 38th Street, with plans to expand soon. Check out the full menu at ubereats.com/austin.
My holiday hangover is in full force this morning, is the weekend really over? Luckily it’s already Tuesday and that means Taco Tuesday at The Peached Tortilla!
That means $3 tacos and $5 margaritas at the bar and on their patio all night long. If you haven’t had a chance to check out their brick and mortar location yet use this as an excuse.
The Peached Tortilla
5520 Burned Road #100
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