5 Restaurants You Need To Try In ATX (5/24/19)

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Woohooo! Friday!

What are you up to for this long Memorial weekend? Hopefully we have some clear skies because I’m hoping to be outdoors as often as possible! My sister Kylee is visiting for the weekend, so we’ll be bopping around Austin doing all sorts of my favorite things (aka eating and swimming) for the next 3 days.

Follow along on instagram to keep up with our adventures!

For now, here are 5 restaurants that have been on my radar lately:

5 Restaurants You Need To Try In ATX

1. Where to patio dine right now: Carpenter Hall

5 Restaurants You Need To Try In ATX: Carpenter Hall

The indoor space of Carpenter Hall is gorgeous in the winter, but summer dining means it’s patio season, and Carpenter has a gorgeous outdoor patio!

The menu is constantly evolving (and it’s alway so good!), but right now they have something particularly special: MASSIVE east coast scallops and fennel. OMG. These babies blew me away.

400 Josephine St | WEBSITE

2. The newest Korean restaurant: Oseyo

5 Restaurants You Need To Try In ATX: Oseyo Austin

5 Restaurants You Need To Try In ATX: Oseyo Austin

This brand new restaurant from Lynn Miller and Mike Diaz pays tribute to Lynn’s Korean-American childhood. Oseyo means “please come in” in Korean, and everything about this place is inviting and comfortable!

I tried 6 different dishes during my dinner there last night, and I adored every single one. The steam dumplings and Korean-style fried chicken were our starters…the scallion pancake was, sadly, sold out, so I’ll have to go back to try that popular item.

Beef bulgogi was served with all sorts of little banchan (I didn’t know that word before last night, but they’re little bowls of “small plates” like kimchi and cucumbers that are used as condiments), the Dolsot Bimpinbap was served in a hot stone bowl (gorgeous and functional, haha!), and the udon noodles with roasted black bean sauce (called jajang) is what Lynn Miller told me is one of her favorite childhood dishes.

I’m obsessed, and I really hope you snag a reservation to this new place once it opens on May 28! I will definitely be going back to Oseyo for more date nights.

1628 E Cesar Chavez | WEBSITE

3. For Lunch On The Fly: Trace

5 Restaurants You Need To Try In ATX: TRACE

It’s #nationalburgermonth, and Trace is doing a different burger each week as part of their Lunch On The Fly deal.

For $13, you get an entree (like this burger), a side, a homemade cookie, and complimentary valet parking for up to 3 hours. That’s a bargain!!

200 Lavaca St | WEBSITE

4. For Gluten-free Italian: It’s Italian Cucina

5 Restaurants You Need To Try In ATX: It's Italian Cucina

I’ve driven past this place a million times and never tried it (it honestly looks pretty generic from the outside…but I should know by now not to judge a restaurant by its outside appearance!)

It’s a fantastic little Italian restaurant with homemade pasta, lots of fun wine options, and a new lunch menu! I tried the risotto (SO GOOD) and my friend Monique got the gluten-free penne with bolognese.

If you’re looking for gluten free Italian food options in Austin, add this one to your list!

1500 S Lamar Blvd #110 | WEBSITE

5. For an iconic Austin experience: Sandy’s Hamburgers

Sandy's Custard Austin

One of my favorite summer activities is getting late-night ice cream cones with Nate. Sandy’s is one of our favorites! It’s one of the oldest buildings in South Austin, serving burgers and fries and custard since the 1940s.

We stopped by the other night for chocolate dipped cones. Helloooooo summer!

603 Barton Springs Rd | WEBSITE

Happy weekending, friends!

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5 years ago

It’s Italian cucina has been mine and my husbands go to for a while !!! Love the food service and ambiance

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