Monday, May 18, 2015

Where to eat and drink for the #AustinAuthorAffair



Welcome to my hometown! I take my food and drink very seriously, and I know a lot of authors and readers are planning to enjoy restaurants around the hotel, so I want to make sure you go to the right places. Here are my recommendations for yummy LOCAL places in the area:


Z'Tejas Arboretum
9400 Arboretum Blvd
Austin, TX 78759


"Taking flavors from Spanish and Mexican cuisines and combining them with inspirations from Arizona, Louisiana, California, New Mexico and Texas, Z’Tejas created a rich blend of flavors that we’ve come to celebrate as Southwestern cuisine."


Manuel's Arboretum Mexican Restaurant

10201 Jollyville Rd
Austin, TX 78759



"From the farm to the sea, we prepare Mexican food infused with unique, savory flavors, and steeped in tradition. Our award-winning mole and famous margaritas transport you to a place of timeless satisfaction."

Texadelphia

Great Hills Market
9828 Great Hills Trail
Austin, TX 78759












"Our menu features Original Texas Cheesesteaks, scratch made Queso, Guacamole and Salsa as well as Signature Sauces that are made in-house every day. Other offerings include Burgers, Salads and Deli Sandwiches."

Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar

10001 Stonelake Blvd
Austin, TX 78759













"Our combination of unique flavors and proven cooking methods are combined to create cuisine with the spirit and flavor of old Mexico. Featuring over 100 tequilas, the Iron Cactus has been named a top ten tequila bar by such national publications as Chili Pepper Magazine and Spirits and Cocktails."


NXNW Restaurant & Brewery - Stonelake

10010 N Capital of Texas Hwy
Austin, TX 78759











"Craft brewed beer and fabulous food come together in a fun and interesting atmosphere. North by Northwest is home to some of the finest brews in the Southwest. We are proud to offer a varied selection of annual as well as seasonal and specialty brews."


Amy's Ice Creams

The Arboretum at Great Hills
10000 Research Blvd
Austin, TX 78759









"Home of the world famous Mexican Vanilla Ice Cream. Established in 1984, Amy's handcrafts artisan super premium ice creams, dairy-free fruit ices and frozen yogurt!"


Baby Acapulco Restaurant

Embassy Suites Austin - Arboretum
9505 Stonelake Blvd
Austin, TX 78759












"Over the last three decades, Baby A’s has put its fingerprint on signature Tex-Mex dishes and was hailed as the originator of “Fruity Ritas” and our “Purple Rita” in town and around the world."

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