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Nanami Sushi Bar & Grill

Went to Nanami after discovering another sushi place was closed, and I was happy they were. We walked in after 9pm on a Sunday and the place was pretty empty. We were greeted by the whole staff as we walked in and took a seat at the Sushi bar. Executive Chef Jason welcomed us and treated us to a complimentary appetizer of some rare Japanese fish that had arrived over the weekend. We placed our order and asked for a few suggestions after we gobbled our first order down. Jason explained some of the rarer fish that he served us, […]

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The Driskill Grill

My girlfriend and I live on a pretty modest budget, but multiple overtime hours allowed me to treat her to a special dinner at Driskill Grill. It was both of our first times there, and I’m sure we stuck out like a sore thumb. Despite our annual salaries coming in much less than some of the other diners, we were treated the same (if not better) as any other customer. Our servers were funny, personable, and made it a point to offer dining suggestions or just drop a quick anecdote about games of “Strip Jenga.” The food was delectable and […]

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Magnolia Cafe South

I was 18 or 19 years old when I visited Austin for the very first time. I took a tour of the Capitol building, I visited the DMV (long story), and as a random choice I ate at the Magnolia Cafe. This icon of Austin cuisine is what started my long love affair with this city, and have always been happy to return each time since.

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No. 19 Bus

Nestled in a dirt parking lot on East 6th Street, the No. 19 Bus is one of the few American produced double decker buses in existence. You won’t find a ride downtown on this bus however, but you can find the best damn Philly Cheesesteak in Austin inside.

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Hut’s Hamburgers

Hut’s Hamburgers is an Austin institution on 6th street. There are many popular hamburger places in Austin that come and go, but Hut’s Hamburgers is still there serving up 20 different kinds of burgers. For my first outing I tried the Chili Cheddar burger (“The Tuby’s Tickler”), and because I was there on a Wednesday night I got a second burger for free!

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Hey Cupcake!

Before I moved to Austin, I had some very strong reservations about eating from “Food Trucks” or mobile kitchens that travel from place to place. In Houston and San Antonio, these are nicknamed “Roach Coaches” for a reason. In Austin, eating from a food truck is a local institution.

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