december restaurant round-up

december restaurant round-up


Southern cuisine is something we all know and love here in Texas. Just like Mexican food, it's pretty much a go-to. And anyone that can make something that tastes like mom made it is a win-win in our book. Fixe is not playing around. With their upscale twists on classic comfort food, don't go here and plan to eat healthy. So wave goodbye to your New Years resolutions for a night! We love to order a couple plates of biscuits with whipped honey butter, because duh! #bikinibodready or is it #biscuitbodready? Their shrimp & crab toast and pickled beets are slap ya mama good, but we're obsessed with the deviled eggs! If you're not too full at this point, be sure to seal the deal with their blackened snapper, lobster & crawfish pot pie or their dry-aged ribeye. We also love their shrimp and grits, it's considered to be a side, but we think it's just enough after eating mountains of biscuits. Check out Fixe any time you need to indulge in some southern comfort.

Cane Rosso

Cane Rosso has finally made its' way to Austin after first opening in Dallas, and we're so happy it did! This Neapolitan style spot stole a pizza our hearts with this authentic Italian cuisine and great atmosphere. What we really love is the wood burning ovens. Y'all these wood burning ovens are shipped directly from Italy and cook these pies at 900 degrees in under 90 seconds. The crispy, light dough and fresh ingredients (especially the fresh in-house mozzarella) really bring a taste of Italy into our backyard. We started with the Angioletti and the Salumi Misti because you can't go wrong with a little charcuterie. Don't forget to add a few greens to your meal with the Capra salad (crispy pancetta + dried cherries + goat cheese = amazing). And for the main attraction, order the famous Cane Rosso pizza and the classic Margherita. If you're missing Italy, like we always are, head to Cane Rosso to get your Italian fix.

Culinary Dropout

So, the Domain Northside is absolutely killin' it right now and one of our favorite new restaurants really adds a bit of flair to the upscale spot. Culinary Dropout literally has anything and everything any eater would want. First up, drinks. Their cocktails, or as they like to put it - vices, are just that. I am definitely not a fan of gin, but ordered the Pomegranate Yuzu Mule and could not even taste the gin, #winning. The Drunken Panda, Room Service 11, and the Jalapeno Honey Limonada are absolutely incredible. We attempted to stick to our New Years diets but the BBQ Pork Belly nachos were a no-brainer. The slow cooked pork belly mixed with the pico, black beans, and mouth watering queso was an absolute delight to our deprived taste buds. Still trying to stick to my New Years diet, we ordered the Kale Cesar with shrimp and the Butternut Squash and Kale salad with salmon. The fish and chips and the Turkey Pastrami sandwich are incredible, too. Culinary Dropout also has a comfy, cozy, yet sporty outdoor patio with ping-pong and cornhole, perfect for entertaining the whole family. Head over to Culinary Dropout when you need a little break from shopping - you'll be glad you did!


With a name like delicious, we had to check out this new hot spot located in the Lamar Union shopping center. It features a small grocery store and beer + wine bar so whether you're a grab + go or stay awhile kind of eater, this place is for you! We opted for the #1 breakfast sandwich (#1 is it's name for a reason!) so simple, yet oh so good! Annnnd pimento cheese is our weakness. We also ordered the #keepitdelicious salad and added grilled chicken. Anything with bacon and blue cheese in it, is pretty sure fire in our book. Add this to your weekend plans - eat brunch at Delicious then head to Alamo Drafthouse for a matinee movie!

We love eatin' our way through #atx! Check back next month to see where we wined and dined.