Monday, October 17, 2016

EAT | Austin, TX

As I was going through my Instagram feed late last night, I found myself pausing once I reached my posts from last April when I was in Austin, TX. I was immediately inspired to create this 2nd post as part of my "EAT" photo series from my personal food adventures in various cities all over the world.
In mid-April, I flew out to Austin, TX for Elevate Summit Austin 2016 (formerly known as "UserConf", a Customer Support Conference). It was my first time in Austin (as well as Texas), and I was incredibly eager and excited that I had the opportunity to explore the city. 

My first night in town I had a blast listening to live music followed by mini donuts, drinks, and dinner (Al pastor tacos from a food truck, "Art of Tacos", which I was to hangry to take photos of... LOL) on Rainey St. We also later met up with other Elevate Summit conference goers at a cocktail bar downtown, Whisler's.

The Crystal & The Whitney - Icenhauer's

Pistachio Lavender Vanilla with chocolate dipping sauce - Little Lucy's Mini Donuts

The next day at the conference, I had catered breakfast tacos, (not documented) and Salt Lick BBQ. After free beer and wine at the wrap party, we all met up with others for more drinks at The Ginger Man and more drinks and dancing at Coyote Ugly.

My last full day in Austin, I had brunch and more BBQ for dinner. I also ended up at Oilcan Harry's where I attended to my first Drag Show, and had the pleasure of seeing Naomi Smalls from RuPaul's Drag Race perform. I ended the night back on Dirty Six again for karaoke at a place that I cannot recall. I only remember that one of my new friends bought me a shot called "Unicorn Cum" that tasted like Skittles. LOL 

Fried Egg Sandwich - Hillside Farmacy

Cappuccino - Hillside Farmacy

Besides the amazing food, I had so much fun exploring Austin. I only wish that the rain had let up, so I  could have seen and done everything else I wanted. 

Barton Springs was closed due to the heavy rain and wind. The Lyft drivers I had also told me that there's usually lots of people kayaking and stand up paddle boarding along the river, which I would have loved to do. I also didn't get the chance to see the bats rising from beneath the Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge at sundown. 

As much as I enjoyed dancing and drinking indoors, where my hair was safe from the rain, wind, and humidity, I'll definitely have to go back one day. 

Have you been to Austin, TX? What fun things have you done there, and what delicious foods did you get to eat? Please leave me a comment below with any and all recommendations! :D