Old Thousand (the name is Chinese slang for a “cunning hustler or con”) joins the ranks of trailblazers that are defining Austin’s brand of rebellious Asian fare. The eclectic atmosphere blends familiar Chinese elements with updated details like contemporary gold chairs. Similarly, the menu remixes elements from a range of regional Chinese dishes – some restrained, others loud.
A subtle kick from the red beans and rice, combined with the perfect breading on the fried shrimp and oyster po-boys, makes everyone a crazy Cajun.
Mueller denizens can make it a dog-walk to this purveyor of breakfast tacos.
Appropriately, Pad Thai has pad thai on the menu, as well as traditional curries. A bright interior, large portions, and friendly service add up to make this a regular stop.
Eastside trailer offers innovative, farm-to-table takes on breakfast classics like sandwiches, hash, and toasts. Seasonal ingredients always keep things fresh.
From a trailer at the Vortex, Patrizi's quietly serves up some of the best pasta dishes in town. But they aren't just about the classics. Check out the monthly dinner night.
Named for the Buenos Aires suburb of La Boca, this pizzeria serves gourmet calzones, pizzas, pastas, gnocchi, and homemade sausages.
There are still some eclectic grocery items here, but the real story is 24 local and craft beer taps and a collection of small plates for happy hour and late-night foragers alike. Breakfast tacos emerge at 7am on weekdays here with a sassy sweet potato option, before the sandwiches steal the spotlight. Wine alternatives include three whites, three reds, a sparkling, as well as a rose by the glass. We wonder if we can still get a Slushie...
Go during the day for a full serving of your daily veggies in the Bloody Mary, which is really a salad in a glass. It’s a mild-mannered, daytime coffee shop that evolves into a comfortable bar after dark, offering fabulous drinks in a room filled with furniture worthy of any good thrift store score.
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