Dim sum is a huge part of Chinese (especially Southwest Chinese) culture — there’s early morning dim sum, afternoon dim sum, late night dim sum, so growing up, we were always on the lookout for good dim sum in the area. Here in Austin, there aren’t that many places that have good, authentic dim sum, but fortunately, Lin’s is one of those few.
Salty Sow has quickly become one of our favorite happy hour locations. As they advertise themselves, Salty Sow is an American Gastropub that serves contemporary farmhouse fare located fairly near campus on Manor Road.
We’re BIG chicken people: chicken and waffles, chicken and biscuits, just chicken, fried chicken, we love it all. So we’re always on the lookout for more chicken places around town, and when my roommate started raving about this new place called Bird Bird Biscuit, you bet we immediately hopped into our car the next morning for an early brunch.
Kerbey Lane is Austin’s staple 24-hour restaurant, known for its breakfast items (specifically, incredible pancakes) & queso.
The thing about this city is that there’s so much to do, and it really never gets boring because there’s always something fun around the corner.
798 Art Zone is located at a defunct military factory in Beijing, and the buildings each have a very unique architectural style reminiscent of both the time in which the military factory was still in use and more modern elements.
Near where I live down over in south CSTAT, a new coffee shop opened about a year or two ago called “The Tipsy Bean — Wine and Coffee Bar.” As the name suggests, they serve a variety of coffee, red wine, white wine, rose, cheese boards, craft beers and pastries.