north italia ~ austin, texas

North Italia

For that ‘Austin’ experience, North Italia, downtown Austin.  (Second location- in the Domain.)  Excellent food, great service and people watching that is out of this world.  Totally refreshing Sangria and homemade fresh pasta you will crave for days later.  Save room for desert-whatever this secret special thing was, you don’t want to miss it!  Have fun!

garrison at the fairmont ~ austin, texas

Garrison at The Fairmont Austin

No words to describe the magnificence of a meal at Garrison inside The Fairmont Hotel, Austin.  Service is second to none.  Wine list diverse and amazing.  Before and after tidbits a lovely and unexpected gift.  The Wagyu Ribeye mouthwatering and tender.  Housemade Tater Tots so much fun!  Original desserts made onsite from scratch.  Make a reservation.  Stay at the hotel.  Don’t miss a once in a lifetime Garrison experience.

 

gabriela’s downtown- austin, texas

Gabriela’s Downtown

It’s a dump.  And there are lots of flies.  And the service is marginal.  The parking is a nightmare.  But the food, OH MY!  And if you are downtown Austin or need to be downtown and would like some real deal Mexican food, you can and should go to Gabriela’s.  Sit outside if it’s cool enough and watch the light change over downtown.  Drink a Mojito or Margarita, or two.  Stuff yourself with the best Salsas and Queso Flameado EVER.

second bar & kitchen, archer hotel- austin, texas

Second Bar & Kitchen

In the trendy Domain Northside, inside the Archer Hotel find Second Bar & Kitchen.  Simple yet cozy chic.  Excellent happy hour with top notch service. Worth the visit just for their Baked Brie and Truffle Fries.  Check out the butterfly lemon on the French 76!  Lots of lovely little extra touches make this a must go.

 

yuyo peruano- austin, texas

YuYo Austin

New eateries opening in Austin every day, especially in the fast growing east side.  Just north of downtown, YuYo is one to experience.  Reservations are a must, Happy Hour is exceptional, the Rose Sangria will cure a crave and the ceviche so fresh.  You’ll need more than one serving of fried plantains and do not pass on the Palta Criolla.  When in Austin, do Peru.