72 hours in Austin

If you haven’t been to Austin Texas, I highly recommend a trip. The city has an incredible art and design community, over thirty antique and vintage stores as well as the ultimate foodie scene. After all, the food truck revolution did start in Austin. All you need is 3-4 days. Here are a few highlights of our recent trip. 

Austin Restaurants

Hillside Farmacy – an incredible French Restaurant with a nod to a classic pharmacy in East Austin. (www.hillsidefarmacy.com)


Painted wall in parking lot of Hillside Farmacy


Salty Sow – what’s not to like with about a restaurant with a tagline that says “Swine+Wine+Beer”. Featured dish is Green Eggs + Ham -basil and spinach grits with an egg and diced pork. (www.saltysow.com)

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Outdoor seating area at Salty Sow

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Green Eggs & Ham from the Salty Sow


Eden East at Springdale Farm – an authentic farm to table restaurant that is also BYOB. Chef and founder Sonya Cote serves a prix fixe menu Thursday through Sunday that is phenomenal. In the warm weather you will dine under pecan trees on the farm, but since we visited during the latest freeze we ate inside the cabin at communal tables. It was warm and cozy and delicious. Don’t miss her pop up restaurant in Charlestown, R.I. this summer. (www.edeneastaustin.com)


Fried Pear Pie at Eden East


Magnolia Cafe – in the hip SoCo neighborhood (South of Congress). It has breakfast 24 hours a day, Tex-Mex, burgers and great prices. Their tagline is “Everybody Knows-Everybody Goes”. (www.themagnoliacafe.com)

Magnolia Cafe


Lamberts Downtown Barbecue – what would a trip to Austin be without BBQ? It would be incomplete so check out this rustic 2 story restaurant on the corner. Brisket, pulled pork and ribs are a must with collards, slaw and some of the sauces. (www.lambertsaustin.com)


Lamberts special sauces – hot to mild…..


The rest

Modern Salavage

Modern Salvage – great warehouse in industrial area with lots of vintage modern furniture. (www.royt.com)

Uncommon Objects – incredibly well merchandised collection of objects in SoCo. (www.uncommonobjects.com)

Uptown Modern – the best Mid-Century and Vintage Danish furniture shop I have seen. The quality and groupings of furniture were just beautifully done. (www.uptownmodernaustion.com)

Remixologie – very small store on Burnet Road with modern furniture and accessories that have been updated with new fabrics, etc. Great pieces & loved the owners. (www.remixologiehome.com)

Take Heart Shop – lovely small shop in East Austin that has gifts, accessories and art. (www.takeheartshop.com)

Blanton Museum of Art – wonderful museum on the University of Texas campus. (www.blantonmuseum.org)

East End Wines – spectacular selection in an old Victorian House in East Austin. Sam Howland suggested great wines to pair with our dinner at Eden East. (www.eastendwinesatx.com)




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