Austin Texas, a Foodie’s Paradise

Austin City Limits, a big music extravaganza, was just winding down and we arrived on its last day. Unfortunately the room rates were still sky high so we got a room on the far outskirts of town because everything near the city center was booked. Austin is serious about food with loads of top drawer restaurants. Even their food trucks are gourmet. Whatever the offering you can bet it is going to be extraordinarily good.


My daughter Rose is in the food service industry so we knew that this visit was going to be a gastronomic delight. We spent five days of sampling a variety of restaurants including Elizabeth Street, Cenote, The Hightower and Snack Bar (whose name belies the selection of food they offer). The crème de la crème however was Launderette, where Rose works. It was Ann and my 19th anniversary and Rose didn’t have to work so we got the red carpet treatment.

Rose modeling

A sparkling rose’ wine was so light dry and crispy that it redirected my thought processes about rose’ wines. This is NOT the Lancers of the early 70’s. We had dish after dish of delectable delights that defy genres each wonderfully complimenting the next. I was so thankful to have Rose as our Austin guide. We even rented kayaks to work off some of that wonderful food. If you’re looking for a nice room at a reasonable rate in Austin check out Lynn and Phil’s sumptuous room with private bath on Airbnb.

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