Need specific recommendations for Austin- Sunday/Monday
Hello, I am a chef who will be visiting Austin in a few weeks. I already have reservations at Uchi and Haddington's but need a few other recommendations for Sunday and Monday meals.
1) Sunday brunch- The best Sunday brunch or lunch in the S Congress or Downtown area
2) Sunday dinner- this one is tricky. Where is a good spot for an early dinner with a chef, a vegetarian, and two 3 year olds?
3) Monday lunch-it seems many places are not open for lunch. What is a good place for a relaxing lunch during a shopping day for two woman in their 30's?
4) Tuesday lunch- something quick or a good take out place on my way to the airport
I would also like some wine bar or lounge recommendations for before and after dinners at Uchi and Haddington's. We will be celebrating a birthday one night. Thanks!
801 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
For #1, my picks would be either Trace in the W Hotel (all locally sourced), Olivia, or La Condesa.
For #2, maybe East Side Cafe? La Condesa might also work for this one.
For #3, is there a particular part of town you're wanting? South Congress Cafe comes to mind...
For #4, you might consider checking out Austin's food trailer scene. The East Side King at the Grackle is open for lunch, or you might consider Peached Tortilla or Chi'Lantro.
400-A W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701
For #2, the crew at Parkside are very receptive to children in the earlier hours, and the menu should work for chefs (especially!) and vegetarians (somewhat). This is a great opportunity to introduce your three year olds to yummy things like marrow and pork jowl.
For #4, El Meson on Burleson is on the way to the airport and there is no better to-go food in the world than tacos.