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Experience Austin with Spoon University (2/8)

Experience Austin with Spoon University (2/8)

This Saturday night at 8PM, Love Goat is expecting it’s biggest crowd in a long time as students line up to celebrate the launch of Texas Spoon University. Don’t be the one that misses out!

The best restaurants from all corners of Austin have decided to donate food (lots and lots of food) to the event. These restaurants include:

Pink Berry
Ken’s Donuts
Pita Pit
Snap Kitchen
Cow Tipping Creamery
Gourdough’s Donuts
The Peached Tortilla
Cream Whiskers
Greengos
Butterfacebakeshop
Bon Bon Macarons
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Beanitos
Kerlin BBQ
Zen
Towers Pizza
Gregorio’s Food Truck
Red Mango
Favor
Miltos
Panera Bread

When else will you get the chance to sample this much food at the same time? If that doesn’t have you convinced, there will also be drinks, raffles, a photo booth (with props) and of course all of the ridiculously good looking people that make up the Spoon University staff.

Entry fee is only $5 plus a like or follow on social media.

If you buy your tickets early, you will receive happy hour prices on drinks all night long. You can do this by buying a wristband from a staff member, or purchasing a ticket online from this site.

See y’all there!

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Experience Austin with Spoon University (2/8) - Recipes

Spend a day or a week in Central Austin, Texas, home to the University of Texas, Hyde Park, Anderson, North Loop, Brentwood, Allandale neighborhoods and more. Find decadent restaurants, dive bars, arts galleries, historic museums, coffee shops, iconic music venues and tons of vintage shopping. Find the top places to go and things to do in the area.


Eldorado Cafe. Credit Courtney Pierce.

DINING

Look for bright umbrellas on Foodheads’ patio, a staple sandwich shop with items like prosciutto and egg salad on sprouted grain bread. Eldorado is your go-to for a colorful cantina with excellent Tex-Mex, plus margaritas. Made famous by the cult flick Dazed and Confused, Top Notch’s drive-in is still a great spot for burgers and the occasional movie night. Head to Texas French Bread for New American plates, along with an extensive wine list. Little Deli and Pizzeria is a BYOB neighborhood fave, serving deli sandwiches and pizza on outdoor picnic benches.


Courtesy of Lala&aposs Little Nugget.

NIGHTLIFE

Hole in the Wall stays true to its name with dark paneling, graffitied bathrooms, a small stage and cheap drinks near the UT campus. Famous folks, including Spoon and Gary Clark Jr., have played here. Lala’s Little Nugget and Little Longhorn Saloon have one big thing in common: they both embrace kitsch. Lala’s boasts Christmas all year ’round, with a tree, seasonal decorations and an oldies jukebox. Little Longhorn features country-western music and its legendary Sunday Chicken S**t Bingo featuring (you guessed it!) chickens doing their thing on a bingo board.


Credit Blanton Museum.

ARTS & MUSEUMS

The University of Texas at Austin’s campus is a pleasant place to spend an afternoon. Stroll around the sprawling campus, with its iconic tower and verdant knolls, and check out the many museums. Stop in at the Harry Ransom Center, a humanities museum that houses artifacts such as the first photograph and a Gutenberg Bible, as well as rotating exhibitions. Take a step back in time at the LBJ Presidential Library & Museum and view exhibits that focus on the president and the major events of the 1960s, including the Vietnam War. The Blanton Museum of Art features important works by Robert Rauschenberg and Thomas Hart Benton. Across the street, you’ll find the Bullock Texas State History Museum, a tribute to the Lone Star’s State’s stories past.

SHOPPING

Vintage shops are scattered all over Central Austin. Both Burnet Road and North Loop are home to funky ships with retro clothing, home dຜor and mid-century modern furniture. Room Service Vintage and Blue Velvet always have fantastic affordable finds. Nearby, you’ll find the Guzu Gallery, which showcases vinyl toys, artwork, books, and peculiar gifts.


Experience Austin with Spoon University (2/8) - Recipes

Spend a day or a week in Central Austin, Texas, home to the University of Texas, Hyde Park, Anderson, North Loop, Brentwood, Allandale neighborhoods and more. Find decadent restaurants, dive bars, arts galleries, historic museums, coffee shops, iconic music venues and tons of vintage shopping. Find the top places to go and things to do in the area.


Eldorado Cafe. Credit Courtney Pierce.

DINING

Look for bright umbrellas on Foodheads’ patio, a staple sandwich shop with items like prosciutto and egg salad on sprouted grain bread. Eldorado is your go-to for a colorful cantina with excellent Tex-Mex, plus margaritas. Made famous by the cult flick Dazed and Confused, Top Notch’s drive-in is still a great spot for burgers and the occasional movie night. Head to Texas French Bread for New American plates, along with an extensive wine list. Little Deli and Pizzeria is a BYOB neighborhood fave, serving deli sandwiches and pizza on outdoor picnic benches.


Courtesy of Lala&aposs Little Nugget.

NIGHTLIFE

Hole in the Wall stays true to its name with dark paneling, graffitied bathrooms, a small stage and cheap drinks near the UT campus. Famous folks, including Spoon and Gary Clark Jr., have played here. Lala’s Little Nugget and Little Longhorn Saloon have one big thing in common: they both embrace kitsch. Lala’s boasts Christmas all year ’round, with a tree, seasonal decorations and an oldies jukebox. Little Longhorn features country-western music and its legendary Sunday Chicken S**t Bingo featuring (you guessed it!) chickens doing their thing on a bingo board.


Credit Blanton Museum.

ARTS & MUSEUMS

The University of Texas at Austin’s campus is a pleasant place to spend an afternoon. Stroll around the sprawling campus, with its iconic tower and verdant knolls, and check out the many museums. Stop in at the Harry Ransom Center, a humanities museum that houses artifacts such as the first photograph and a Gutenberg Bible, as well as rotating exhibitions. Take a step back in time at the LBJ Presidential Library & Museum and view exhibits that focus on the president and the major events of the 1960s, including the Vietnam War. The Blanton Museum of Art features important works by Robert Rauschenberg and Thomas Hart Benton. Across the street, you’ll find the Bullock Texas State History Museum, a tribute to the Lone Star’s State’s stories past.

SHOPPING

Vintage shops are scattered all over Central Austin. Both Burnet Road and North Loop are home to funky ships with retro clothing, home dຜor and mid-century modern furniture. Room Service Vintage and Blue Velvet always have fantastic affordable finds. Nearby, you’ll find the Guzu Gallery, which showcases vinyl toys, artwork, books, and peculiar gifts.


Experience Austin with Spoon University (2/8) - Recipes

Spend a day or a week in Central Austin, Texas, home to the University of Texas, Hyde Park, Anderson, North Loop, Brentwood, Allandale neighborhoods and more. Find decadent restaurants, dive bars, arts galleries, historic museums, coffee shops, iconic music venues and tons of vintage shopping. Find the top places to go and things to do in the area.


Eldorado Cafe. Credit Courtney Pierce.

DINING

Look for bright umbrellas on Foodheads’ patio, a staple sandwich shop with items like prosciutto and egg salad on sprouted grain bread. Eldorado is your go-to for a colorful cantina with excellent Tex-Mex, plus margaritas. Made famous by the cult flick Dazed and Confused, Top Notch’s drive-in is still a great spot for burgers and the occasional movie night. Head to Texas French Bread for New American plates, along with an extensive wine list. Little Deli and Pizzeria is a BYOB neighborhood fave, serving deli sandwiches and pizza on outdoor picnic benches.


Courtesy of Lala&aposs Little Nugget.

NIGHTLIFE

Hole in the Wall stays true to its name with dark paneling, graffitied bathrooms, a small stage and cheap drinks near the UT campus. Famous folks, including Spoon and Gary Clark Jr., have played here. Lala’s Little Nugget and Little Longhorn Saloon have one big thing in common: they both embrace kitsch. Lala’s boasts Christmas all year ’round, with a tree, seasonal decorations and an oldies jukebox. Little Longhorn features country-western music and its legendary Sunday Chicken S**t Bingo featuring (you guessed it!) chickens doing their thing on a bingo board.


Credit Blanton Museum.

ARTS & MUSEUMS

The University of Texas at Austin’s campus is a pleasant place to spend an afternoon. Stroll around the sprawling campus, with its iconic tower and verdant knolls, and check out the many museums. Stop in at the Harry Ransom Center, a humanities museum that houses artifacts such as the first photograph and a Gutenberg Bible, as well as rotating exhibitions. Take a step back in time at the LBJ Presidential Library & Museum and view exhibits that focus on the president and the major events of the 1960s, including the Vietnam War. The Blanton Museum of Art features important works by Robert Rauschenberg and Thomas Hart Benton. Across the street, you’ll find the Bullock Texas State History Museum, a tribute to the Lone Star’s State’s stories past.

SHOPPING

Vintage shops are scattered all over Central Austin. Both Burnet Road and North Loop are home to funky ships with retro clothing, home dຜor and mid-century modern furniture. Room Service Vintage and Blue Velvet always have fantastic affordable finds. Nearby, you’ll find the Guzu Gallery, which showcases vinyl toys, artwork, books, and peculiar gifts.


Experience Austin with Spoon University (2/8) - Recipes

Spend a day or a week in Central Austin, Texas, home to the University of Texas, Hyde Park, Anderson, North Loop, Brentwood, Allandale neighborhoods and more. Find decadent restaurants, dive bars, arts galleries, historic museums, coffee shops, iconic music venues and tons of vintage shopping. Find the top places to go and things to do in the area.


Eldorado Cafe. Credit Courtney Pierce.

DINING

Look for bright umbrellas on Foodheads’ patio, a staple sandwich shop with items like prosciutto and egg salad on sprouted grain bread. Eldorado is your go-to for a colorful cantina with excellent Tex-Mex, plus margaritas. Made famous by the cult flick Dazed and Confused, Top Notch’s drive-in is still a great spot for burgers and the occasional movie night. Head to Texas French Bread for New American plates, along with an extensive wine list. Little Deli and Pizzeria is a BYOB neighborhood fave, serving deli sandwiches and pizza on outdoor picnic benches.


Courtesy of Lala&aposs Little Nugget.

NIGHTLIFE

Hole in the Wall stays true to its name with dark paneling, graffitied bathrooms, a small stage and cheap drinks near the UT campus. Famous folks, including Spoon and Gary Clark Jr., have played here. Lala’s Little Nugget and Little Longhorn Saloon have one big thing in common: they both embrace kitsch. Lala’s boasts Christmas all year ’round, with a tree, seasonal decorations and an oldies jukebox. Little Longhorn features country-western music and its legendary Sunday Chicken S**t Bingo featuring (you guessed it!) chickens doing their thing on a bingo board.


Credit Blanton Museum.

ARTS & MUSEUMS

The University of Texas at Austin’s campus is a pleasant place to spend an afternoon. Stroll around the sprawling campus, with its iconic tower and verdant knolls, and check out the many museums. Stop in at the Harry Ransom Center, a humanities museum that houses artifacts such as the first photograph and a Gutenberg Bible, as well as rotating exhibitions. Take a step back in time at the LBJ Presidential Library & Museum and view exhibits that focus on the president and the major events of the 1960s, including the Vietnam War. The Blanton Museum of Art features important works by Robert Rauschenberg and Thomas Hart Benton. Across the street, you’ll find the Bullock Texas State History Museum, a tribute to the Lone Star’s State’s stories past.

SHOPPING

Vintage shops are scattered all over Central Austin. Both Burnet Road and North Loop are home to funky ships with retro clothing, home dຜor and mid-century modern furniture. Room Service Vintage and Blue Velvet always have fantastic affordable finds. Nearby, you’ll find the Guzu Gallery, which showcases vinyl toys, artwork, books, and peculiar gifts.


Experience Austin with Spoon University (2/8) - Recipes

Spend a day or a week in Central Austin, Texas, home to the University of Texas, Hyde Park, Anderson, North Loop, Brentwood, Allandale neighborhoods and more. Find decadent restaurants, dive bars, arts galleries, historic museums, coffee shops, iconic music venues and tons of vintage shopping. Find the top places to go and things to do in the area.


Eldorado Cafe. Credit Courtney Pierce.

DINING

Look for bright umbrellas on Foodheads’ patio, a staple sandwich shop with items like prosciutto and egg salad on sprouted grain bread. Eldorado is your go-to for a colorful cantina with excellent Tex-Mex, plus margaritas. Made famous by the cult flick Dazed and Confused, Top Notch’s drive-in is still a great spot for burgers and the occasional movie night. Head to Texas French Bread for New American plates, along with an extensive wine list. Little Deli and Pizzeria is a BYOB neighborhood fave, serving deli sandwiches and pizza on outdoor picnic benches.


Courtesy of Lala&aposs Little Nugget.

NIGHTLIFE

Hole in the Wall stays true to its name with dark paneling, graffitied bathrooms, a small stage and cheap drinks near the UT campus. Famous folks, including Spoon and Gary Clark Jr., have played here. Lala’s Little Nugget and Little Longhorn Saloon have one big thing in common: they both embrace kitsch. Lala’s boasts Christmas all year ’round, with a tree, seasonal decorations and an oldies jukebox. Little Longhorn features country-western music and its legendary Sunday Chicken S**t Bingo featuring (you guessed it!) chickens doing their thing on a bingo board.


Credit Blanton Museum.

ARTS & MUSEUMS

The University of Texas at Austin’s campus is a pleasant place to spend an afternoon. Stroll around the sprawling campus, with its iconic tower and verdant knolls, and check out the many museums. Stop in at the Harry Ransom Center, a humanities museum that houses artifacts such as the first photograph and a Gutenberg Bible, as well as rotating exhibitions. Take a step back in time at the LBJ Presidential Library & Museum and view exhibits that focus on the president and the major events of the 1960s, including the Vietnam War. The Blanton Museum of Art features important works by Robert Rauschenberg and Thomas Hart Benton. Across the street, you’ll find the Bullock Texas State History Museum, a tribute to the Lone Star’s State’s stories past.

SHOPPING

Vintage shops are scattered all over Central Austin. Both Burnet Road and North Loop are home to funky ships with retro clothing, home dຜor and mid-century modern furniture. Room Service Vintage and Blue Velvet always have fantastic affordable finds. Nearby, you’ll find the Guzu Gallery, which showcases vinyl toys, artwork, books, and peculiar gifts.


Experience Austin with Spoon University (2/8) - Recipes

Spend a day or a week in Central Austin, Texas, home to the University of Texas, Hyde Park, Anderson, North Loop, Brentwood, Allandale neighborhoods and more. Find decadent restaurants, dive bars, arts galleries, historic museums, coffee shops, iconic music venues and tons of vintage shopping. Find the top places to go and things to do in the area.


Eldorado Cafe. Credit Courtney Pierce.

DINING

Look for bright umbrellas on Foodheads’ patio, a staple sandwich shop with items like prosciutto and egg salad on sprouted grain bread. Eldorado is your go-to for a colorful cantina with excellent Tex-Mex, plus margaritas. Made famous by the cult flick Dazed and Confused, Top Notch’s drive-in is still a great spot for burgers and the occasional movie night. Head to Texas French Bread for New American plates, along with an extensive wine list. Little Deli and Pizzeria is a BYOB neighborhood fave, serving deli sandwiches and pizza on outdoor picnic benches.


Courtesy of Lala&aposs Little Nugget.

NIGHTLIFE

Hole in the Wall stays true to its name with dark paneling, graffitied bathrooms, a small stage and cheap drinks near the UT campus. Famous folks, including Spoon and Gary Clark Jr., have played here. Lala’s Little Nugget and Little Longhorn Saloon have one big thing in common: they both embrace kitsch. Lala’s boasts Christmas all year ’round, with a tree, seasonal decorations and an oldies jukebox. Little Longhorn features country-western music and its legendary Sunday Chicken S**t Bingo featuring (you guessed it!) chickens doing their thing on a bingo board.


Credit Blanton Museum.

ARTS & MUSEUMS

The University of Texas at Austin’s campus is a pleasant place to spend an afternoon. Stroll around the sprawling campus, with its iconic tower and verdant knolls, and check out the many museums. Stop in at the Harry Ransom Center, a humanities museum that houses artifacts such as the first photograph and a Gutenberg Bible, as well as rotating exhibitions. Take a step back in time at the LBJ Presidential Library & Museum and view exhibits that focus on the president and the major events of the 1960s, including the Vietnam War. The Blanton Museum of Art features important works by Robert Rauschenberg and Thomas Hart Benton. Across the street, you’ll find the Bullock Texas State History Museum, a tribute to the Lone Star’s State’s stories past.

SHOPPING

Vintage shops are scattered all over Central Austin. Both Burnet Road and North Loop are home to funky ships with retro clothing, home dຜor and mid-century modern furniture. Room Service Vintage and Blue Velvet always have fantastic affordable finds. Nearby, you’ll find the Guzu Gallery, which showcases vinyl toys, artwork, books, and peculiar gifts.


Experience Austin with Spoon University (2/8) - Recipes

Spend a day or a week in Central Austin, Texas, home to the University of Texas, Hyde Park, Anderson, North Loop, Brentwood, Allandale neighborhoods and more. Find decadent restaurants, dive bars, arts galleries, historic museums, coffee shops, iconic music venues and tons of vintage shopping. Find the top places to go and things to do in the area.


Eldorado Cafe. Credit Courtney Pierce.

DINING

Look for bright umbrellas on Foodheads’ patio, a staple sandwich shop with items like prosciutto and egg salad on sprouted grain bread. Eldorado is your go-to for a colorful cantina with excellent Tex-Mex, plus margaritas. Made famous by the cult flick Dazed and Confused, Top Notch’s drive-in is still a great spot for burgers and the occasional movie night. Head to Texas French Bread for New American plates, along with an extensive wine list. Little Deli and Pizzeria is a BYOB neighborhood fave, serving deli sandwiches and pizza on outdoor picnic benches.


Courtesy of Lala&aposs Little Nugget.

NIGHTLIFE

Hole in the Wall stays true to its name with dark paneling, graffitied bathrooms, a small stage and cheap drinks near the UT campus. Famous folks, including Spoon and Gary Clark Jr., have played here. Lala’s Little Nugget and Little Longhorn Saloon have one big thing in common: they both embrace kitsch. Lala’s boasts Christmas all year ’round, with a tree, seasonal decorations and an oldies jukebox. Little Longhorn features country-western music and its legendary Sunday Chicken S**t Bingo featuring (you guessed it!) chickens doing their thing on a bingo board.


Credit Blanton Museum.

ARTS & MUSEUMS

The University of Texas at Austin’s campus is a pleasant place to spend an afternoon. Stroll around the sprawling campus, with its iconic tower and verdant knolls, and check out the many museums. Stop in at the Harry Ransom Center, a humanities museum that houses artifacts such as the first photograph and a Gutenberg Bible, as well as rotating exhibitions. Take a step back in time at the LBJ Presidential Library & Museum and view exhibits that focus on the president and the major events of the 1960s, including the Vietnam War. The Blanton Museum of Art features important works by Robert Rauschenberg and Thomas Hart Benton. Across the street, you’ll find the Bullock Texas State History Museum, a tribute to the Lone Star’s State’s stories past.

SHOPPING

Vintage shops are scattered all over Central Austin. Both Burnet Road and North Loop are home to funky ships with retro clothing, home dຜor and mid-century modern furniture. Room Service Vintage and Blue Velvet always have fantastic affordable finds. Nearby, you’ll find the Guzu Gallery, which showcases vinyl toys, artwork, books, and peculiar gifts.


Experience Austin with Spoon University (2/8) - Recipes

Spend a day or a week in Central Austin, Texas, home to the University of Texas, Hyde Park, Anderson, North Loop, Brentwood, Allandale neighborhoods and more. Find decadent restaurants, dive bars, arts galleries, historic museums, coffee shops, iconic music venues and tons of vintage shopping. Find the top places to go and things to do in the area.


Eldorado Cafe. Credit Courtney Pierce.

DINING

Look for bright umbrellas on Foodheads’ patio, a staple sandwich shop with items like prosciutto and egg salad on sprouted grain bread. Eldorado is your go-to for a colorful cantina with excellent Tex-Mex, plus margaritas. Made famous by the cult flick Dazed and Confused, Top Notch’s drive-in is still a great spot for burgers and the occasional movie night. Head to Texas French Bread for New American plates, along with an extensive wine list. Little Deli and Pizzeria is a BYOB neighborhood fave, serving deli sandwiches and pizza on outdoor picnic benches.


Courtesy of Lala&aposs Little Nugget.

NIGHTLIFE

Hole in the Wall stays true to its name with dark paneling, graffitied bathrooms, a small stage and cheap drinks near the UT campus. Famous folks, including Spoon and Gary Clark Jr., have played here. Lala’s Little Nugget and Little Longhorn Saloon have one big thing in common: they both embrace kitsch. Lala’s boasts Christmas all year ’round, with a tree, seasonal decorations and an oldies jukebox. Little Longhorn features country-western music and its legendary Sunday Chicken S**t Bingo featuring (you guessed it!) chickens doing their thing on a bingo board.


Credit Blanton Museum.

ARTS & MUSEUMS

The University of Texas at Austin’s campus is a pleasant place to spend an afternoon. Stroll around the sprawling campus, with its iconic tower and verdant knolls, and check out the many museums. Stop in at the Harry Ransom Center, a humanities museum that houses artifacts such as the first photograph and a Gutenberg Bible, as well as rotating exhibitions. Take a step back in time at the LBJ Presidential Library & Museum and view exhibits that focus on the president and the major events of the 1960s, including the Vietnam War. The Blanton Museum of Art features important works by Robert Rauschenberg and Thomas Hart Benton. Across the street, you’ll find the Bullock Texas State History Museum, a tribute to the Lone Star’s State’s stories past.

SHOPPING

Vintage shops are scattered all over Central Austin. Both Burnet Road and North Loop are home to funky ships with retro clothing, home dຜor and mid-century modern furniture. Room Service Vintage and Blue Velvet always have fantastic affordable finds. Nearby, you’ll find the Guzu Gallery, which showcases vinyl toys, artwork, books, and peculiar gifts.


Experience Austin with Spoon University (2/8) - Recipes

Spend a day or a week in Central Austin, Texas, home to the University of Texas, Hyde Park, Anderson, North Loop, Brentwood, Allandale neighborhoods and more. Find decadent restaurants, dive bars, arts galleries, historic museums, coffee shops, iconic music venues and tons of vintage shopping. Find the top places to go and things to do in the area.


Eldorado Cafe. Credit Courtney Pierce.

DINING

Look for bright umbrellas on Foodheads’ patio, a staple sandwich shop with items like prosciutto and egg salad on sprouted grain bread. Eldorado is your go-to for a colorful cantina with excellent Tex-Mex, plus margaritas. Made famous by the cult flick Dazed and Confused, Top Notch’s drive-in is still a great spot for burgers and the occasional movie night. Head to Texas French Bread for New American plates, along with an extensive wine list. Little Deli and Pizzeria is a BYOB neighborhood fave, serving deli sandwiches and pizza on outdoor picnic benches.


Courtesy of Lala&aposs Little Nugget.

NIGHTLIFE

Hole in the Wall stays true to its name with dark paneling, graffitied bathrooms, a small stage and cheap drinks near the UT campus. Famous folks, including Spoon and Gary Clark Jr., have played here. Lala’s Little Nugget and Little Longhorn Saloon have one big thing in common: they both embrace kitsch. Lala’s boasts Christmas all year ’round, with a tree, seasonal decorations and an oldies jukebox. Little Longhorn features country-western music and its legendary Sunday Chicken S**t Bingo featuring (you guessed it!) chickens doing their thing on a bingo board.


Credit Blanton Museum.

ARTS & MUSEUMS

The University of Texas at Austin’s campus is a pleasant place to spend an afternoon. Stroll around the sprawling campus, with its iconic tower and verdant knolls, and check out the many museums. Stop in at the Harry Ransom Center, a humanities museum that houses artifacts such as the first photograph and a Gutenberg Bible, as well as rotating exhibitions. Take a step back in time at the LBJ Presidential Library & Museum and view exhibits that focus on the president and the major events of the 1960s, including the Vietnam War. The Blanton Museum of Art features important works by Robert Rauschenberg and Thomas Hart Benton. Across the street, you’ll find the Bullock Texas State History Museum, a tribute to the Lone Star’s State’s stories past.

SHOPPING

Vintage shops are scattered all over Central Austin. Both Burnet Road and North Loop are home to funky ships with retro clothing, home dຜor and mid-century modern furniture. Room Service Vintage and Blue Velvet always have fantastic affordable finds. Nearby, you’ll find the Guzu Gallery, which showcases vinyl toys, artwork, books, and peculiar gifts.


Experience Austin with Spoon University (2/8) - Recipes

Spend a day or a week in Central Austin, Texas, home to the University of Texas, Hyde Park, Anderson, North Loop, Brentwood, Allandale neighborhoods and more. Find decadent restaurants, dive bars, arts galleries, historic museums, coffee shops, iconic music venues and tons of vintage shopping. Find the top places to go and things to do in the area.


Eldorado Cafe. Credit Courtney Pierce.

DINING

Look for bright umbrellas on Foodheads’ patio, a staple sandwich shop with items like prosciutto and egg salad on sprouted grain bread. Eldorado is your go-to for a colorful cantina with excellent Tex-Mex, plus margaritas. Made famous by the cult flick Dazed and Confused, Top Notch’s drive-in is still a great spot for burgers and the occasional movie night. Head to Texas French Bread for New American plates, along with an extensive wine list. Little Deli and Pizzeria is a BYOB neighborhood fave, serving deli sandwiches and pizza on outdoor picnic benches.


Courtesy of Lala&aposs Little Nugget.

NIGHTLIFE

Hole in the Wall stays true to its name with dark paneling, graffitied bathrooms, a small stage and cheap drinks near the UT campus. Famous folks, including Spoon and Gary Clark Jr., have played here. Lala’s Little Nugget and Little Longhorn Saloon have one big thing in common: they both embrace kitsch. Lala’s boasts Christmas all year ’round, with a tree, seasonal decorations and an oldies jukebox. Little Longhorn features country-western music and its legendary Sunday Chicken S**t Bingo featuring (you guessed it!) chickens doing their thing on a bingo board.


Credit Blanton Museum.

ARTS & MUSEUMS

The University of Texas at Austin’s campus is a pleasant place to spend an afternoon. Stroll around the sprawling campus, with its iconic tower and verdant knolls, and check out the many museums. Stop in at the Harry Ransom Center, a humanities museum that houses artifacts such as the first photograph and a Gutenberg Bible, as well as rotating exhibitions. Take a step back in time at the LBJ Presidential Library & Museum and view exhibits that focus on the president and the major events of the 1960s, including the Vietnam War. The Blanton Museum of Art features important works by Robert Rauschenberg and Thomas Hart Benton. Across the street, you’ll find the Bullock Texas State History Museum, a tribute to the Lone Star’s State’s stories past.

SHOPPING

Vintage shops are scattered all over Central Austin. Both Burnet Road and North Loop are home to funky ships with retro clothing, home dຜor and mid-century modern furniture. Room Service Vintage and Blue Velvet always have fantastic affordable finds. Nearby, you’ll find the Guzu Gallery, which showcases vinyl toys, artwork, books, and peculiar gifts.


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