Austin, TX, is a must-visit for foodies, bar-hoppers and music lovers alike. It’s also home to one of our favorite events of the year – the Austin Food & Wine Festival!
A few folks from the Wine Sisterhood, the team behind Purple Cowboy wines, poured our wines at the Austin Food & Wine Festival earlier this month and brought back some great stories from the road, including quite a few recommendations on where to stop for a sip and bite to eat.
Here’s a recap of a few of the most memorable stops on their trip:
Expert grilling at the Austin Food & Wine Festival. Now that’s what we call rotisserie!
Lamb chops and sausages, too!
Who needs crackers when you have sausage?
Chef Tim Love’s Grilling seminar at the Austin Food & Wine Festival.
Our award-winning wine lineup!
Famous Franklin Barbecue—unfortunately closed on a Monday. Oh well, missed the three hour lines!
A break from shopping on South Congress Street, there’s always plenty of great people-watching to be had at Guero’s.
We polled Austinites on their favorite breakfast taco place and Juan in a Million came up a number of times as classic.
And you can see why…a fully-loaded breakfast taco that feeds a family of six. Pictured here, the Don Juan, from Juan in a Million.
Olamaie – Southern-inspired cooking with a modern farm-to-table spin. Everything seasonal and locally sourced. Perfect service and great wine list. Olamaie is named after four generations of “Olamaies” in Chef Michael Fojtasek’s family (mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother)—their portraits grace the wall of the restaurant’s foyer. Chefs Fojtasek & Grae Nonas have been named to Food & Wine Magazines Best New Chefs 2015 list. Insider tip: ask for the biscuits—they’re not on the menu!
Bartender: What kind of tequila do you want in your margarita?
Home of Too Many Tequilas. Not that’s a bad thing.
Perla’s – Another fresh dining spot on South Congress. Seafood-centric.
The White Horse. We didn’t go here since it was on our 9am walk to get breakfast tacos but famous old-school watering hole.