In town for SXSW? A few favorites…

It’s always nice to have local recommendations- here are my Austin favorites:

1) Bacon

Excellent for all meals, get there early for breakfast. Substitute a ‘dropped biscuit’ for the toast if ordering the All American. Fountain Big Red soda!

2) Barley Swine

“Barley Swine, by Chef Bryce Gilmore, is cleverly named for the chef’s fondness of both pork and beer, which will naturally be prominent fixtures on the menu.” (need I say more?)

3) Contigo

If I’m planning a get-together with friends, this is my favorite spot. If I am picking a dinner spot, it’s Contigo. Last Saturday, I ate dinner at the bar and had the Rabbit & Dumplings and Fall Salad. Both amazing (and I can’t say salads normally touch my food button). Dog friendly, great outdoor space. Get an Old Fashioned from the bar.

4) Easy Tiger

Homemade pretzels you’ll want to come back to Austin for. My friends that drink IPA’s raved about the selection. They also have a backyard beer garden.