NOLA foodie needs help with 3 dinners in Austin for acl
In town late Friday until early Monday am and need recs for all 3 nights! Looking for can't miss spots that are open kind of late... Good food and drinks a must! Staying in the s congress area so a bikeable distance would be great! Thanks austin!
You're right near Vespaio, which is excellent (need reservations). South Congress Cafe has a lovely brunch. The food carts at the festival are always very good and unique to the Austin vibe. One of the most honest-to-goodness burgers in town is at Fran's (don't mess with perfection, regular bun). All within walking distance. Haven't tried the new place that opened up in the old El Sol Y Luna place (Snack Bar?) but it's gotten some high praise.
1610 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
MMMMMMMM......NOLA, one of the BEST restaurant cities in the US (I miss Ugie's.....sigh....)! Anyway and with all due respect to Austin, (is) not a very good restaurant town and since you're a NOLA foodie, might be disappointed. But enjoy the music, grab some BBQ and enjoy the weekend!
Uchi or Uchiko for sure- they're both running ACL specials.
Paggi House- also doing ACL specials.
801 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
200 Lee Barton Drive, Austin, TX 78704
Depending on where you are on S. Congress, a bike ride to the food carts on S. Lamar would be awesome, especially since NOLA doesn't have a food cart scene. Order a bunch of Odd Duck items (they're all good, locally sourced and fresh), then grab a Gourdoughs donut for dessert. I recommend the one that is basically bananas foster on a homemade giant donut.
It's BYOB too!