Austin is considered the live music capital of the country and is well-known for its thriving culture and eclectic nightlife scene. You’ll also find plenty of excellent restaurant choices in Austin regardless of what type of food you’re craving. In this list, you’ll get a feel for the type of dining options this city has to offer and you can use this information if you’re planning a trip to the area or if you’re about to begin shopping for North Austin homes for sale.
Aaron Franklin is a folk hero in the barbecue community. He began smoking briskets on a cheap offset smoker in his backyard. Now, he cooks over 100 briskets a day and sells every last ounce. Dining at Franklin is an all-day experience since the line usually starts to form before the sun comes up in the morning. They don’t open until 11 AM, but you’re unlikely to get a spot unless you arrive before 8 AM. As you wait, you can purchase coffee, breakfast tacos, and craft beer from local vendors and chat it up with other patrons who have traveled from across the state and country to sample a taste of Franklin’s world-famous slow-cooked meats. Don’t leave without trying the brisket, but you’ll also want to sample the ribs and sausage, too. Franklin is closed ON Monday, but they open every other day of the week until they sell out.
Terry Black’s is a legendary Texas BBQ stop that originated in Lockhart, but has since expanded to the Austin area. Texas Monthly even recognized Terry Black’s as one of their top 50 barbecue joints in the entire state of Texas. They’re open seven days a week and the line moves quickly enough that most guests won’t have to wait longer than 30 minutes. They sell smoked meats by the pound along with sandwich combos and family-sized sides. You can enjoy your meal on their expansive outdoor patio, which permits dogs. Terry Black’s is open daily from 10:30 AM until 9:30 PM. On Fridays and Saturdays, they remain open until 10 PM. If you’re visiting from out of town and want to get your fix after you return home, consider ordering food to be shipped to you.
Con Todo is a new participant in the Austin restaurant scene, but it hasn’t taken long for them to achieve regional popularity. Joseph Gomez, who has worked at several popular restaurants throughout the Austin area, opened the truck to offer authentic comida frontera, or “border town food” in Spanish. He doesn’t like it when people use the term Tex-Mex to describe his food because he wants to provide a more realistic interpretation of what you might experience in the Rio Grande Valley. The truck is closed Monday and Tuesday, but you can enjoy their delicious tacos Wednesday through Sunday.
Perhaps you can’t get enough of these delicious Austin restaurants and you’ve decided it’s time to begin shopping for a home in the area. Once you’re ready to start looking, Team West Real Estate would love to partner with you in your search. Since 1998, they have been helping a wide range of clients find their ideal property in the Austin area. Their team is led by Jared West, who has consistently ranked as one of the top area brokers since he first began serving clients in 1999. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell North Austin, TX real estate, they would be honored to help you reach your goals.
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