Austin is for Food Lovers

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!


Pelon’s Tequila Bar

Bartender: What kind of tequila do you want in your margarita?

Us: uuuuuuhhhhhhhh…

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.