Eberly is a one-of-a-kind dining experience here in Austin. Let's just start with the physical building. Y'all, this spot sits on South Lamar a bit North of Lamar Union. It's interior (all three sections) are absolutely luxurious and bring about a sophisticated yet chic aura. My personal favorite spot in the restaurant is the Cedar Tavern - the historic bar of Greenwich Village in NYC. This bar is a piece of history and gave a load off to many famous figures including Jackson Pollock, Jack Kerouac, Bob Dylan, even Jimi Hendrix. It's absolutely amazing and incredibly stunning - who wouldn't want a delicious cocktail at this hot spot? Not only are there amazing cocktails and a great vibe, the food is delicious. We started with the tuna tartare (definitely suggest if you love sushi), and dined on the venison and quail (huckleberry preserves + pickled cabbage) and the fish special (cous cous + beet butter + roasted veggies). If you've got a sweet tooth, do yourself a favor and order Eberly's take on banana pudding (deconstructed + butterscotch ice cream). Y'all, it's definitely one of the best deserts I have had. Eberly is the perfect date + girls night spot, so grab your SO or your bestie, and make a rez right now.
Brunch is definitely one thing we do best and the Hightower does it pretty well for themselves, too. This East side gem offers new Texan cuisine, blending your local flavors with a Texas flair. We popped in for brunch two weeks ago and haven't stopped thinking about it since. If you're on a diet, you might want to skip this section of our round-up :). First order of any great brunch - cocktails. The Hightower serves an array of fun, blended cocktails but our favorites are the Frozen Tequila Fresa (strawberry shrub + tequila + basil) and the Sparkling Sangria (tequila + red wine + tamarind). Next is the main event - the brunch entree. We always order chicken and waffles when they're on the menu but we loved the fun twist on their version with the ginger honey syrup and hot sauce. The carnitas were delectable - the stone ground grits were cooked to perfection and the salsa verde really added a great flavor to the dish. Head over to Hightower next time you're looking for delicious brunch, crafty cocktails, and the greatest patio.
We made our way to this Italian restaurant in Mueller for Amy's birthday brunch and y'all, it was so good. Like we said earlier, the best part of brunch is the cocktails. Their spin on the traditional bloody mary is so savory and delicious, but the true winner of the day was Mia Mimosa (gin + rosemary + lemon + prosecco). We're also really into loaded toasts, so we obviously ordered the mushroom toast (smashed avocado + sourdough = mmm) and the Porchetta Hash (fried duck egg + fingerlings+ red onion agrodolce). The Full Italian is a great choice if you're looking for something more traditional (eggs + white beans + prosciutto + bacon + toast) and the Garlic Sausage is a little Italian take on shrimp and grits (cheesy polenta + brussels sprouts + salsa verde). Seriously, we'll order anything with cheese and grits in the description. We really love the 'Golden Goose' and we know you will too. P.S. Pop in to Bribery Bakery for a sweet treat after your savory brunch at this local hot spot. You can thank us later!
Located in the quaint Crestview neighborhood is this Jersey-style deli, complete with pizzas, salads, and sandwiches. We love it because it's BYOB and offers that 'at-home' neighborhood feel. You're typical Friday night at Little Deli includes local families, pups, and pizza. It makes us feel a little bit at home in our big city. Any great pizza spot serves a mean salad to go with its' pies and we always order the Greek because it's authentic and loaded with olives (MMMM). Every pie is served with thin crust, and the #7 and Italian are our favorites! Grab your best bottle of vino and head over to our favorite neighborhood pizza spot for great eats and even better company.