The food is awesome here! Are you kidding me?!!!
DeSano Pizzeria Napoletana
DeSano Pizzeria Napoletana on yelp
Musashino Sushi Dokoro
Musashino Sushi Dokoro on yelp
I’ve tried many sushi restaurants in Austin. Musashino is my favorite! The Black Sabbath roll has jumbo shrimp, habanero caviar, squid ink infused sushi rice, served with jalapeño soy sauce. The Texas Road Kill roll has tuna or salmon, with jalapeño, habanero & orange smelt caviar, served with spicy sauce. When I am extra hungry or it is cold out, I pivot to the Katsu Curry. It comes with breaded & deep fried chicken or center cut pork served on top of rice. Opt for the chicken. I go to Musashino once a week with the Mrs. Highly recommended!
Wu Chow on yelp
Swedish Hill on yelp
Tamale House East
Tamale House East on yelp
Terry Black's Barbecue
Terry Black's Barbecue on yelp
Gourdough's Public House
Gourdough's Public House on yelp
Steiner Ranch Steakhouse
Steiner Ranch Steakhouse on yelp
Steiner is the restaurant I go to on my birthday. Make sure you have reservations. This is a popular restaurant. If the table is not ready, I have shrimp cocktail and a drink at the high-top tables in the bar. They serve yeast rolls, which are great but don't fill up.
I eat outside. There is a beautiful view of Lake Travis. As the sun sets, a band sets up and plays music that makes for a great evening. The first time I ate there someone landed in a helicopter for take-out. They left a few minutes later.
What? Oh, you want to know about the food. Well, let's start with Steiner is a high-end steakhouse. In fact I bumped another steakhouse off the list (there can only be one!). I typically order the largest filet and a lobster tail. My favorite desert is the bananas foster. The food is high quality and the execution is flawless!
South Congress Café
South Congress Café on yelp
Voodoo Doughnut - 6th Street
Voodoo Doughnut - 6th Street on yelp
Voodoo Donuts is one of my vices! Their donuts are nothing short of amazing. My favorites are Chocolate Coconut, Raspberry Romeo and Ring of Fire. Their raspberry donuts are ridiculous, with twice as much filling as you are used to. The Ring of Fire is a bit spicy/hot, great to have with a cup of coffee. A bit too hot for kids. Go to Voodoo, you won't be disappointed!
Austin is known for its food trucks. I tend to haunt these, which are co-located:
TX Shawarma (Mediterranean)
TX Shawarma on yelp
IL SAPORIS (Italian)
IL SAPORIS on yelp
Manolis Ice Cream, Pastries, & Cakes
Manolis Ice Cream, Pastries, & Cakes on yelp