Where to Eat & Drink in Austin this Summer

Veracruz All Natural is famous for its breakfast tacos stuffed with eggs, tortilla chips, avocado, pico de gallo and Monterey jack cheese.
Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ combines tacos and barbecue. Choose from fillings like smoked brisket topped with guacamole, tomato serrano salsa, all rolled up in a freshly made flour tortilla. Valentina’s was recently featured on hit show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives!
Food truck park The Picnic combines crunchy chicken tenders (The Mighty Cone), sweet treats like the red velvet confection (Hey Cupcake!) and authentic Thai cuisine (Coat & Thai).
Amy’s Ice Creams offers 350 specialty ice cream flavors in rotation, or head to Gelateria Gemelli, offering flavors like Vietnamese Coffee and Coconut Sorbetto, alongside traditional Italian cocktails that include the classic Negroni (gin, Campari and vermouth) and bubbly Prosecco.  
Whether a Frozen Bee’s Knees at King Bee Lounge, a Frosé at Hotel San José, or a spritzer at Mighty Swell's – enjoy Austin’s summer with a deliciously cold beverage. Boozy ice cream creations are the specialty at part-ice cream shop, part-cocktail bar Prohibition Creamery. Small batch ice creams and vegan sorbets are blended with everything from bourbon to wine to create combinations like Whiskey Chocolate and Sangria Sorbet.
Throw back freshly shucked oysters on the beachy wooden deck at Perla’s Seafood & Oyster Bar. This upscale seafood spot offers a selection of oysters on the half-shell, appetizers like ahi tuna tartare and main courses that include crispy Texas Gulf Snapper. You can’t get much fresher than the seafood from Truluck’s. Try the fresh crab claws, served chilled and pre-cracked with a special mustard. Or go for the pan-seared Japanese Hokkaido scallops with parmesan mashed potatoes and lemon-garlic butter.
The annual Quesoff, a celebration of all things melted cheese, returns to the Mohawk bar on July 27, 2019. Some 30 vendors, from top chefs to home cooks, will compete in four queso categories: Meaty, Spicy, Veggie and Wild Card. The Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival in Fiesta Gardens on August 25, 2019 is the largest hot sauce festival in the world featuring a hot sauce competition, food from local restaurants, live music and hot sauce tastings.
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Posted by: Visit Austin
Posted on: 11/06/2019

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