Texas food. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. What started as a trip to find the best live music venues in Austin, quickly became a NEED to figure out where me and my best friend would be stuffing our faces next. Here are some of the places where our thighs happily expanded.
Gordough’s Public House
This place is known for their doughnuts and more importantly, putting all kinds of sweet and savory things on, in and around them. I ordered the "Mother Clucker," two pieces of perfectly fried chicken over a crisp warm doughnut drenched in honey butter. I could feel my double chin growing with every bite but I let the honey butter drip wherever it wanted and all was right in the world. This is a MUST stop people.
These are the best tacos I've ever had. EVER.
I had a baja shrimp, chicken fajita and a beef. You can make them "trashy" by replacing the lettuce with more cheese!! The shrimp taco was just out of control delicious. We also shared street corn covered in ancho aioli, queso fresco and chili pepper. My mouth was on fire and my eyes were watering but I couldn’t stop shoveling it into my mouth at a rapid rate. Oh and how could I forget the melty white queso dip and salty warm chips? Nothing like a cheesy Mexican meal before a night out on the town!
Torchy’s Tacos for breakfast
I know Torchy’s is already on the list. But by god their breakfast tacos deserve their own category. I am an addict for the Migas; scrambled eggs, pico de gallo, avocado, green chilis and tomatillo sauce all on a perfectly sized flour tortilla to fit right into my big mouth. We woke up at 6am just to have these tacos again before our 10am flight home.
Mac and Cheese. Nuff’ said.
Lucy’s Fried Chicken
Fried deviled eggs anyone? With a crunchy chicken skin aioli to dip? Salty deliciousness. Juicy fried chicken with a side of mashed sweet potatoes and cornbread? Yes please. The ambience was so welcoming and laid back, I just wanted to kick my feet up while I digested this awesome southern comfort food. It was hard for me to leave for a lot of reasons. Mostly because of the extra basket of complimentary fried chicken. Standing up was a challenge.
Unbuckle those belts, ladies and gents, you’re in Texas.