Gourmand’s is the kind of place where you probably won’t find tourists from NYC/LA who just discovered that Austin is amazing. No flowers on the table, no daily juice, and definitely no one talking about the LVP of their book club. Gourmand’s is in an old nightclub space and is now just a glorified pub - but one that makes very solid pub food. The service isn’t fast, but you’re not here for perfect service. You’re here to eat a quality sandwich at the bar where no one is taking photos of their food.
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Located in the East Side Food Park, Kerlin BBQ serves all the greatest hits, but it’s their barbecue kolaches that set it apart.
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ADP’s sandwiches, hush puppies, and tacos are great. But they’re even better over a beer at The Wheel next door.
Oseyo on the East Side is a great spot for a date or dinner with a friend when you’re looking for solid Korean food.
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Buford’s is a big bar downtown that’s indoor and outdoor, and has a rooftop. Start your night here with a group.
Ginny’s Little Longhorn Saloon
Ginny’s in North Austin is a great bar any night, but go on Sundays for Chicken Sh*t Bingo.
Delray Cafe is a food truck outside of Nickel City with a focused and straightforward menu of burgers, wings, tater tots, and other bars foods.
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Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden
Cosmic Coffee is a coffee shop and bar with a huge porch and backyard where you can bring your dog and eat great barbecue from Leroy and Lewis.
Curra’s exists in a class with other local mainstays Maudie's and Gueros, operating on a platform of old Austin nostalgia, margaritas, and queso.
Little Deli & Pizzeria
Little Deli feels like a trip back to a simpler time, when the perfect Italian sandwich or slice of pizza was all you really needed.
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