By: Taylor Lopez and Jacob Ishimoto
Patio Dinner: Jacoby’s
Restaurant with a view: Oasis
Amys ice cream is always a must in austin (6th and lamar)
Laid-back lunch: South Austin Trailor Park and Eatery on south 1st
Yellow Jacket Social Club
Franklin BBQ - Declared by Bon Appétit as best barbecue restaurant in America
Things To Do:
Violet crown cinema is an awesome theater downtown or the very famous Alamo Drafthouse
Outdoors: Hamilton pool (little outside austin) Barton Springs, Zilker park, run or bike around town lake, kayak on town lake, Mount Bonnell viewing platform or usually a little less crowded place to view lake austin: doesn’t have a name, From mopac south go 360 and past 360 bridge and it’s on the left..park and climb, boating on lake austin
Momotaro — another freak-out place (I actually just tried it for the first time a few weeks ago). It’s brand new from the Boka Group (one of the most well known restaurant groups here in Chicago) and their first venture into Asian food. You can get sushi, hot dishes from the grill, fresh seafood…all sorts of stuff, and it’s all SO DAMN TASTY.
Farmhouse — I don’t go out to eat in large groups all that often, mostly because it’s a pain in the ass, but I’ve eaten at Farmhouse a few times in the last month with some larger groups, as they were super accommodating. Everything they serve is local and seasonal…and of course, delicious. Their servers are super friendly and attentive…and don’t you dare leave there without trying the cheese curds.
I feel like girls always want sushi so if you’re looking to get the best but with a no-fuss atmosphere, my favorites are Arami, Tanoshii (now with two locations!) and Kai Zan (it’s BYOB…don’t forget).
The Aviary — if you and your friends are adventurous and looking for something new when it comes to cocktails, you have to go to The Aviary. The drinks are like nothing you’ve ever seen…really a science experiment with everything you order.