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20 Austin Food Trucks That Locals Love

By The Austin Things | March 6, 2023
Fil N Viet Food Truck in Austin

If you’re in Austin, you probably want to try a food truck or two. Here’s the good news: there are some *actually amazing* food trucks in ATX. And while there are all sorts of lists out there of famous Austin food trucks with instagrammable food (lookin’ at you, Gourdough’s), this is a list Austin food…

11 Best Breakfast Tacos In Austin (For 2023)

By The Austin Things | March 6, 2023
East Austin Restaurants

It’s not hard finding breakfast tacos in Austin, but what about the best ones? We’re talking about soft homemade tortillas that are softly dusted with flour, warm, fluffy eggs, and homemade, fiery salsas. Sure, you can get decent breakfast tacos on just about every street corner in Austin. If you’re a and you want to…

Downtown Austin Lunch Restaurants: 50 Ideas + A Map

By The Austin Things | March 1, 2023
favorite pizza | downtown Austin lunch restaurants

Think of this as a brainstorming session to find a good downtown Austin lunch restaurant. These aren’t necessarily narrowed down to the best lunch restaurants in Austin. Rather, we’re providing a big, broad list + map of places you can eat lunch in downtown Austin so you can find a location near you and the…

Where To Take Bluebonnet Pictures In Austin: 10 Best Spots (With A Map)

By The Austin Things | March 1, 2023
Bluebonnets in Austin

Bluebonnet season is early March – late April in Texas, and Austin and the surrounding Hill Country makes the perfect backdrop to capture those precious bluebonnet pictures in Austin. Finding bluebonnets isn’t hard – you can actually see millions of these gorgeous purple/blue flowers just while driving around on the highway. But what about finding…

Best New Restaurants in Austin (With Map!) – March 2023

By The Austin Things | March 1, 2023
Rosie's wine bar | New Austin Restaurants

THERE ARE ALWAYS SO MANY FABULOUS NEW RESTAURANTS IN AUSTIN… …and it’s hard to keep up with it all! That’s where this list comes in: these are some of the best new restaurants in Austin, and they’re all listed out on a map so you can find one that’s convenient for you.  Every restaurant on…

13 Epic Spring Break Ideas In Austin

By The Austin Things | February 28, 2023
spring break ideas in Austin

SPRING BREAK!! If those two words in all caps don’t make you want to jump in a swimming pool and open a can of ice-cold beer, not sure anything will… 😉 Austin Texas is one of the premier destinations for spring break travelers around the country. Why? Sun, tacos, music, swimming. Do you really need…

All The Austin Restaurants on Diners, Drive-ins And Dives (And Which Ones Are Worth Visiting)

By The Austin Things | February 27, 2023
Noble Sandwich | all the Austin restaurants on Diners Drive-ins and Dives

We’ve all seen at least a few episodes of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives on The Food Network. Even if you’re not a regular at watching bleach-haired Guy Fieri drive around in his cherry red ’68 Camaro, stopping at popular foodie destinations around the country and devouring 4-pound cheeseburgers, you’ve most likely seen an episode while…

The Best Casual Restaurants In Austin

By The Austin Things | February 27, 2023
Bar Peached | best casual restaurants in Austin

Here’s your guide to some of the best casual restaurants in Austin. When you’ve been working from home all day in sweatpants and a messy bun and you’re not in the mood to wear makeup or put on “real” clothes, use this list to find a casual Austin restaurant near you.  Because we’ve all been…

What Is Austin Texas Queso? 

By The Austin Things | February 27, 2023
Austin Texas Queso

First off, don’t be weird and call it “cheese dip.” Queso is a BIG thing in Austin, and there’s no quicker way to show you don’t belong than by saying “let’s go get some burritos and cheese dip!” This spectacular appetizer (and sometimes a full meal…come on, everyone’s done it at least once) is one…

Unbelievable Temperature Variations in Austin Texas Weather

By The Austin Things | February 27, 2023
Downtown Austin winter

It’s a running joke in Austin Texas that the weather can fluctuate on a dime. You’ll wake up in the morning and put on a pair of jeans, a long-sleeve shirt, and a coat, and by lunchtime, you’re wishing you were wearing a t-shirt and sandals and paddle boarding out on the lake…even in the…

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