This South Side coffee shop has a large porch and backyard complete with nighttime fire pits, and is home to some of the city’s best food trucks, including Pueblo Viejo for tacos and Leroy & Lewis, a super non-traditional barbecue truck that we really like. Between their beer, coffee, wine, and cocktail selection, you can basically drink here for the entire day, and as if this place couldn’t get any more utopian, dogs are allowed both inside and outside.
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Pueblo Viejo is a taco trailer down south at Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden, with great breakfast tacos.
Head to Vespaio on South Congress to celebrate with great - but expensive - Italian food, or head to Enoteca Vespaio next door for a more casual night
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Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ
Valentina’s churns out a beautiful fusion of our city’s greatest cuisines: Tex-Mex and barbecue. It’s absolutely worth the trip to Manchaca.
Ray's BBQ & Fixins
Ray's serves up great barbecue sandwiches and loaded fries out of a trailer in Pflugerville.
Terry Black’s BBQ
Terry Black’s on Barton Springs has a big patio, short lines, and serves some the best Lockhart-style barbecue in Austin.
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Draught House Pub & Brewery
With its excellent tap selection and huge outdoor space, Draught House is where you want to have your next day drinking outing.
Gourmands Neighborhood Pub
Gourmand’s is one of our favorite lunch spots in East Austin. Post up at the bar and work your way through the huge sandwich menu.
Austin Daily Press
ADP’s sandwiches, hush puppies, and tacos are great. But they’re even better over a beer at The Wheel next door.
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