It may be February, but apparently, no one told the weather. Take advantage of these lovely sunny days and balmy evenings by checking out some of Austin’s latest restaurant openings. This month we’ve rounded up food trucks and beer gardens galore, and what just might turn out to be Austin’s best new pizza. Remember– you are where you eat, so try these fine new places.
Because the fine folks behind Apis Restaurant are churning out spectacular wood-fired pizza, making the Hill Country home to some of the best pizza in town. And don’t sleep on the house-made wild boar charcuterie. A short, but expertly edited, wine list will fulfill all of your pairing needs. // Spicewood. Walk-ins only.
2/Austin Beerworks Tap Room
Because one of Austin’s favorite breweries has a bigger, better, and badder new tap room. Sample Austin Beerworks’ tasty beers and enjoy a rotating collection of some of the best food trucks in town, including Quality Seafood, East Side King, Kebabalicious, Dock & Roll Diner, Texas Chili Queens and more. // North Austin. Walk-ins only.
3/My Name Is Joe
Because sometimes your coffee should come with a cause. My Name Is Joe is a coffee and breakfast food truck that’s also great for lunch. Its mission is to help food service industry folks move past addiction, through employment, and it also happens to serve stellar breakfast bowls and toasts. // Downtown. Walk-ins only.
Because maybe, just maybe, queso was meant to be served with shrimp chips. La Condesa alum Teddy Bricker deftly melds Asian flavors with Texas favorites on the patio of the brand spankin’ new St. Elmo Brewing Co. Galbi burger, anyone? // South Austin. Walk-ins only.
Because the smoke-flavored izakaya just won’t quit. The latest from the folks behind Ramen Tatsu-ya, Kemuri serves an artful blend of Texan and Japanese flavors. Try the brisket hot pockets. // Holly. Book now at Kemuri Tatsu-ya.
6/Carnal at Parlor and Yard
Because who doesn’t want to spend the winter in sunny Austin, Texas? Brooklyn’s Carnal is wintering down south at West Sixth Street’s Parlor and Yard. Be sure to try their marrow confit beef ribs before they head back north. // West Sixth. Walk-ins only.
Because one of Austin’s barbecue greats has made its off-menu specialty official. Come for the “Barbecue Kolache,” stay for lighter flavors and essential add-ons, like spinach and goat cheese. //Cesar Chavez. Walk-ins only.
Because we’re feeling the modern Mexican flavors coming out of Grizzelda’s. Plus, happy hour is now served seven days a week (!) and all day Sunday. Go get your bacon-laced guacamole. // Govalle. Book now at Grizzelda’s.
9/Way South Philly
Because sometimes only a cheesesteak will do. This beloved food truck has its very first brick and mortar location, and it’s now serving up an array of variations on Philly’s favorite sandwich. Add a side of tots for good measure. // Allendale. Walk-ins only.
Because it’s new to Resy and it’s seafood season. Fish tacos and churros (with horchata ice cream!) for dessert? Yes, please. // Downtown. Book now at Coast.