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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Austin To Do Update

It has been a journey this semester of checking things of my Austin To Do list. I feel like I haven't done anything but I have crossed a total of 18 places off {14 restaurants, 1 coffee shop, and 6 things to do}. I've also added a few new places I am dying to try. Below I am talking about the things I have done and the things I am looking forward to!
Hyde Park Bar & Grill -- go for breakfast, you won't regret it.
Biscuits & Groovy -- as a biscuit snob, these were only okay to me, but the best friend liked it!
Olamaie -- get the biscuts. See if you can literally just take out order the biscuits. They say they make southern food but they overcomplicated every dish I ordered. But those biscuts...dang.
Halcyon -- this is such a fun place. I went on a Sunday evening and it wasn't too crazy. Get the s'mores and people watch.
Snooze -- is overpriced. The pancakes are really good and you can customize them {I had Reeses} but they are too expensive for breakfast food. Try it once and then go somewhere cheaper or make your own at home.
Irene's -- the atmosphere is awesome and you feel like you are part of the who's who when you eat there. The food is pretty good too.

No Va Kitchen & Bar -- the breakfast is really good but a little expensive. Sit outside upstairs, it's real nice.
Hut's Burgers -- this one impressed me so much. It also feels like it should be in a college town, which is something you never really see in Austin {and is something I wish we had more of}. The burgers are also A+.
Salty Sow -- after making Botanic I was so sick of "sustainable" restaurants but this one was probably my favorite. Out of the four dishes I had, three were amazing. I would recommend this one highly.
Nau's Enfield Drug -- the best friend and I fell in love with this one. They have delicious malts and their grilled cheese is classic.
Lick -- the best friend hated Lick until we went this semester. As long as you stick to pretty classic flavors and understand it is going to cost you a lot you will like it.
Easy Tiger -- the baked goods at this place are perfect. Go during a weekday in the morning or afternoon.
Launderette -- go just for the birthday cake ice cream sandwiches and you won't regret it.
Sway -- I ended up here accidentally this past Saturday {everything else had a huge wait list} and oh my goodness am I glad I came. The food was absolutely magical -- 10/10 would recommend.
Coffee Shops:
Cuvee Coffee -- my friend swore by this place so I finally let her take me and I was not disapointed. The coffee is super smooth and it gave me the perfect kick to start a busy day.
Things to Do:
Bob Bullock Museum -- if you have ever wanted to know anything about Texas please visit this museum. It is wonderful and the gift shop is a beautiful place.
Sculpture Garden -- they do free days in the summer and I would highly suggest going then. It is a nice place to spend an hour looking at all the sculptures but then you'll be ready to get ice cream.
Wimberley Blue Hole -- the bestie and I loved this place! It is beautiful and the restrooms are kept so clean! Grab froyo in Wimberley's downtown after to cool off.
Float a River -- this was something everyone in Texas told me I had to do, so I did it, and it was really nice.
Congress Ave Bats -- don't do it. Period.
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center -- It felt so good to finally visit Lady Bird's center. The place is beautiful even in winter and it makes you feel all the feels.
Looking Forward To:
The Factory
Flower Child
Rainey Street
Jo's Coffee


Hyde Park Bar & Grill
Curra’s Grill
Cafe No Se

Biscuts & Groovy

Hill’s Cafe

Fonda San Miguel

East Side King

Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ


Veracruz All Natural
Casino El Camino
El Patio
Noble Sandwich Co.
Fork & Taco
The Peached Tortilla
Top Notch
Ms. P’s Electric Cock
Salvation Pizza
Bouldin Creek Cafe
Central Market
Kitty Cohen’s
Modern Market
No Va Kitchen & Bar
Graceland Grocery
L’Estelle House
Emmer & Rye
Hut’s Burgers
Soup Peddler
Salty Sow
La Condesa
La Barbecue
Nau's Enfield Drug
Josephine House
Nutty Brown Cafe
Dirty Martin’s
Hoffbrau Steak
Freddie’s Place
Joe’s Bakery
Easy Tiger
Sweet n’ Cheesy
Tommy Want Wingy
Stephen F. Frostin’ -- Only open on Sundays
Churro Co.
Dai Due Supper Club
Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile
Micklethwait Craft Meats
Hay Elotes
Gelateria Gemelli
Burro Cheese
Flower Child
Nuha's Sinful Desserts
Old Thousand
L'Orca D'oro
The Factory

Coffee Shops:

Cuvee Coffee
Fleet Coffee Co.
Radio Coffee
Sa-Ten Coffee and Eats
Seventh Flag Coffee
Jo’s Coffee
Epoch Coffee
Manana Coffee & Juice

Things to Do:
Bob Bullock Museum
Cathedral of Junk
Contemporary Austin
Green Belt
Sculpture Garden
Deep Eddy Pool
Hamilton Pool
Wimberley Blue Hole
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Esther’s Follies
Rainey Street
Cactus Cafe
Broken Spoke
Float a River
Congress Ave Bats
Karaoke Underground
Longhorn Caverns

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