This is quite late coming, I know, but while we were in Austin for SXSW we got a ton of food recommendations from a friendly bartender at the Melting Pot. Below are his picks, asterisks indicate where we’ve actually eaten.
*Stubb’s BBQ – on Red River, Famous and all, but not the best I’ve ever had.
Iron Works BBQ
*Moonshine Cafe – on Red River, A little pricey but oh-so good. Recommend the roasted garlic appetizer and molasses smoked pork chop.
Green Mesquite BBQ – on S. Lamar
Hills Cafe – on S. Congress
Threadgills – on Riverside and First Street
The Mean Eyed Cat – Johnny Cash music all the time on 5th street
Don’s Depot – on 5th
Best Wurst – Sausage Cart on 6th
*Torchy’s Tacos – on 6th, but there is more than one location. Recommend the “Democrat”, awesome little place.
Guero’s Taco Bar – on S. Congress
*Homeslice Pizza – on S. Congress. Recommend the white pizza…very good rolls too!
Matt’s El Rancho – on S. Lamar
P.Terry’s – on S. Lamar. Recommend Burger
Casino El Camino – on 6th Recommend Burger
*Champion’s – on 4th in the Marriot, Best burger I have ever had.
*Cork and Co. – on Congress. Wine bar, great selection.
*Amy’s Ice Cream – on S. Congress, very good!
*The Salt Lick – Great BBQ Brisket