November 15, 2014

Our Trip to Austin, Texas

My husband and I just returned from our trip to Austin, Texas! Our reason for going to Austin was for the Formula 1 race at the Circuit of the Americas. I got the Mr. tickets to the race last year for Christmas. We stayed at a great place we found on Airbnb for a ridiculously amazing price. All of the area hotels were at least $300/night. If you haven't heard of Airbnb, I definitely suggest checking it out. We had previously used it when we went to Sonoma, California.

Austin in October/November isn't as warm as I had hoped but it sure did beat the weather Baltimore was having :) The race was super fun, watching the race on TV really doesn't do how fast the cars are going justice. Formula 1 is truly an international sport. I was really surprised to see so many people from other countries! I was also surprised at how diverse the fan base is.
Not only did we go for the race, we also went for the food! Oh, the food! Here, there are a lot of food trucks. In Austin, there were a lot of food trailers. The trailers typically are always located in the same spot. It was cool that some of the trailers had joined up with a bar and some were on their own property and then created a cool space for dining adjacent to the trailer.

Some highlights:

Detroit style pizza. I had never heard of Detroit style pizza, but it's a real thing! The husband said it was the best pizza he's ever had. That's saying a lot being that he is a pizza aficionado and grew up on Chicago Deep Dish in Illinois.
Detroit Style Pizza from VIA 313, The Rocket (near) and The Cadillac (far)
Tacos, tacos, tacos! I'm pretty sure we had tacos every day we were in Austin and I honestly don't have a problem with that. Another great taco place was Bomb Tacos located inside Bar 96 which just so happens to be a Ravens bar! They had a good selection of local craft beer that went well with the tacos.
Egg, chorizo, and cactus breakfast tacos from Veracruz All Natural
BBQ, because duh! A must in Texas.
BBQ turkey, brisket, and pulled pork from The Salt Lick
A few minutes from where we were staying was this adorably awesome restaurant called Sawyer & Co. that had a 50's diner style feel to it. It had a diner counter with stools and all! I would describe this as Tex-Mex meets Southern Comfort food which are probably two of my favorites. EVER.
Fried Pickles
Trailer Park Bene
Ham, swiss, and mushroom omelette with cheese grits and biscuit


  1. OH my goodness. All of the food sounds amazing! I think Tex-Mex/Southern food sounds like the best thing ever. Now I have to go google Detroit pizza, because I have to know what makes it different...

  2. Emily, it's kind of a cool story. The pizza is cooked in square pans that mechanics used to use for car parts/bits!