We had a great time with our Truelove family in Texas.
J’s sister lives outside of Austin so, as a Christmas treat for all of us (adult) children, we went on a quick food crawl in Austin one afternoon. We shared a few items at each spot and had a blast. If you’re visiting a foodie city like Austin for a short time I would highly recommend this method.
It was Monday, so not every restaurant we wanted to visit was open, but I’d say we made out just fine.
First was La Condesa - upscale Mexican in a pretty, modern space.
Everything we had here was great, ceviche, chipotle guacamole, pork tacos and horchata to wash it down.
We then made our way through downtown for some BBQ.
Stubb’s was great! The ribs were falling off the bone, the brisket melted in your mouth and there were tons of tasty sides to choose from.
My favorite side was the serrano cheese spinach- super tasty and I’d never had anything like it.
After this we headed across the bridge for more Mexican.
Polvos has quite the festive atmosphere and some tasty, more low-scale mexican fare. We shared some queso and took some tamales to go for Christmas Eve.
I wasn’t super impressed with my margarita (but I didn’t turn it down;)
The tamales were pretty amazing - especially the cheese and jalapeño.
We headed back the way we came and, thankfully, spotted a cluster of food trucks on our way out of town.
The children we left behind with nana and papa were thrilled that we stopped at Gourdough’s Donut Truck and brought them some decadent treats!
At the last minute we even squeezed in a visit to the brick and mortar of one of J’s favorite homebrew suppliers.
Thanks, Austin! We hope to be back for a full tour someday!