Sunday, October 25, 2009

Chupacabra Cantina

Chupacabra is a new bar/restaurant next to The Jackalope on 6th street.  They've got a variety of drinks (I was excited to see that the frozen margaritas are served in real glasses) as well as some standard Tex-Mex fare.

It was a nice little place, so we hope they stick around.  Their frozen margaritas come in a variety of flavors and are $5.50 each.  From their website it looks like during happy hour you can get imported beer for $2, and $2 off all tequilas.

Thursday, October 15, 2009


After reading about this place on various websites, we had to give it a try. Bananarchy ("Revolutionary Desserts") sells frozen bananas dipped in various coatings from a small trailer in south Austin. I'm not sure what's so revolutionary about spending $7 on two bananas at a private business, but I'm not really going to start complaining about false marketing when there's a chocolate & toffee covered banana calling my name.

These are much more filling than I expected. The coatings are thick and the toppings are generous.. by the end I kind of wondered if I should have gone with a half banana instead of stuffing my face with a whole one. Half bananas are $2.50, whole are $3.50.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Hot Mama's Espresso Bar

We came to Hot Mama's thinking we'd get coffee, but ended up getting food and lavender lemonade! They've got a whole menu of delicious sounding and reasonably priced mostly Mediterranean-influenced food, as well as a variety of things to drink. Sorry I can't comment on their coffee.

Unfortunately for them, there's a lot of construction going on on the apartments above the stores, so it's hard to even see Hot Mama's store. You basically have to park and then work your way through the scaffolding to their door. Hopefully that will all be done soon!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Pho Thaison

This place has 4 locations in the Austin area. Who knew hot soup could do so well year round in Texas? Pho is just that good. They have tons of choices, as you can see on their website- pho, vermicelli bowls, lots of appetizers.

Chicken pho for $6:
Steak & brisket pho, $6.95:
Fried egg roll, $1 and spring roll, $1.50. And bubble tea (pearl tea) of course! It's hard to resist bubble tea when it's on the menu. The pineapple and Thai tea were just delicious.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Delish! Shakes

Delish! Shakes is a cute little milkshake trailer on the northeast corner of 2nd & Congress. These shakes are out of this world. Probably not so great for the love handles, but you can walk it off by taking a stroll around Ladybird Lake after your shake, right? Getting great food from trailers is an awesome part of life in Austin. Who needs to go into an actual restaurant when you could grab something great from the sidewalk?

We tried the large orange creamsicle and cookies & cream shakes.. preparation takes a little while but it is worth the wait.