In the fight for the friendliness of foodies, Austin has become one of the top 10 cities. The LeRoy & Lewis barbecue is a must-stop for food lovers in Austin. Just a week after Austin was named one of the 10 best cities for vegans and vegetarians, the city is making a splash by being the No. For foodies, according to a new study by personal finance experts WalletHub. Major culinary events, such as the Austin Food and Wine Festival, are a major draw for foodies, with more than 90 chefs and culinary experts offering exclusive snacks from locally, regionally and nationally acclaimed restaurants.
Austinites will be able to attend the next festival on the first weekend of November. The WalletHub study analyzed more than 180 dining establishments across the U.S. and ranked them based on 28 different factors to facilitate gastronomy, such as the accessibility and affordability of high-end restaurants; the number of restaurants, cafeterias, butchers and kitchenware stores per capita; the diversity of restaurants; and more. In the category with the highest number of restaurants per capita, there was a five-way tie for No.
Austin's expansive dining scene can satisfy just about every culinary preference and budget. In the city's network of restaurants, cafés and local venues, there's something everyone will appreciate, from a Japanese-derived restaurant that will open in early October to not one, but two popular South Austin coffee shops that will expand their reach to East Austin. Five Austin-area barbecue spots were also recently recognized on the New York Times list of the 20 best next-generation Texas barbecue restaurants, including local favorite LeRoy. & Lewis.
If the thought of preparing another great holiday meal leaves you more exhausted than excited, you're not alone. Fortunately, there are many restaurants that offer options to eat at home or to take away during Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, so you'll spend less time cooking and more time enjoying these holidays with your friends, family, or loved ones. Whether you're looking for a non-traditional Christmas Eve dinner, a classic Christmas banquet, or even brunch on Christmas Day, these top-of-the-line Austin restaurants are open for ordering or making reservations. Stella San Jac from December 22 to 26 If you're looking for brunch on Christmas Day, Stella San Jac will be the ideal place.
The beloved downtown spot, known for its French cookies and toast with walnut praline, will extend your regular brunch during Christmas and even the next day. The restaurant will also be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day for dinner, with a special chef specializing in ribs. Corner Restaurant December 25 The Corner restaurant delves into its Texan roots to celebrate its Christmas dinner, with a Christmas banquet filled with a Southern and Tex-Mex touch. The restaurant will open on Christmas Day and will offer a special menu with Tejana brisket, tamales de Carnitas, corn bread with sweet pepper, fried bread pudding and much more.
The Peacock Mediterranean Grill, from December 24 to 25 The Peacock Mediterranean Grill, inside the Proper Hotel, offers another exceptional experience this Christmas, with a Mediterranean touch to Christmas classics, along with wine and cocktail pairings. The Peacock will be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas for lunch and dinner. Wu Chow, from December 24 to 25, this popular Chinese restaurant known for its lamino noodles will be open for dining at the restaurant and to take away on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The restaurant prides itself on its “farm-to-wok” style, with fresh ingredients and authentic flavors from eight different Chinese regions.
Wu Chow has two headquarters in Austin (West 5th and North Lamar). Caroline Holiday Pop-Up On December 25 Caroline decorates her living rooms with a fun and festive menu on Christmas Day. Diners can enjoy hot cider and steak roll, as well as other Christmas classics. Be sure to visit the Naughty or Nice pop-up window, located on the upstairs patio, for an extra dose of holiday cheer and fun cocktails.
Austin foodies can rejoice at its ranking as the best food city in all of Texas. It's no secret that Austin strives to keep things weird, and this sentiment extends to their culinary scene.