Eat and Drink

These days, you can find all sorts of fun and unique creations at Tex-Mex restaurants across the Lone Star State.

A good example is Taquero Mucho in downtown Austin, Texas, which is an all-pink, Latina-owned Mexican restaurant that serves up all the classic dishes like elotes, sopas, enchilada plates, and tortas.

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Texas has a one-stop donut shop that beats out any of the big names like Blue Star or Pip's in donut-obsessed Portland, OR.

Yelp recently proved it in a compiled list of the top 100 donut shops in the United States, and Round Rock Donuts in Round Rock, TX topped the list.

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On your journey to this establishment, you'll probably feel like you've been transported to an island where the drinks are extra fruity, the vegetation is lush, and time moves a little slower — not many bars in Austin can do that.

We're talking about Tiki Tatsu-Ya, a tropical food and drink bar in ATX's Zilker neighborhood. The whole experience there is pretty immersive, and it'll only take one mouthful of their delectable bites or sips of their famous shareable cocktails to convince you you're far away from Texas.

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Texas has always been known for mom and pop Donut shops, but one popular Miami donut chain is going to try to stand out amongst the others in the lone star state.

The Salty Donut, which originally started as a pop-up, gained nationwide attention after it was listed as one of Thrillist's "31 Best Donut Shops in America."

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2020 has taken a lot from us, including some of our favorite Taco Bell items, but one restaurant in Austin has decided to rise up and bring back what we deserve.

Taco Fuego, a limited-time pop-up in the state capital has made a mission to resurrect some classic Taco Bell items, but with a slight twist.

The Mexican Pizza, 7-layer burrito and the double-decker taco are all among the items being brought back to life.

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The holidays are finally here and one bar in Austin is going all out for Christmas 2020.

The "Miracle On 5th Street" pop-bar is finally back and is just as festive as ever with wall-to-wall Christmas decor and holiday-themed cocktails.

This year's spectacle also brings in Instagram-worthy photo ops for you to start filling your feed with holiday joy.

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Now that Matthew McConaughey has spent a decent amount of time in Austin, Texas, he's managed to perfect his tastebuds to match most Austinites'. When it came to collaborating on a burger project for his fellow citizens, it was clear to Franklin Barbecue's owner that he was the man for the job. Now, you can purchase McConaughey's and Aaron Franklin's "AND..." burger this weekend only.

The award-winning actor virtually collaborated with Franklin, co-owner of Loro and owner of Franklin Barbecue, to create the "AND..." burger as part of Uber Eats' virtual burger showdown.

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While it takes a certain skill level to master certain types of video games, it doesn't take a pro to tackle and love a classic arcade game. Throw some booze in the mix and you've got an adult's paradise and luckily, this type of setting is coming to Austin very soon. Bishop Cidercade is opening in Austin very soon, and you'll want to be one of the first to get in on the fun when it finally does.

Bishop Cidercade is opening in Austin soon and will be located right off of Lady Bird Lake on Riverside Drive.

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There's no denying that Texans have missed going to their favorite bars on the weekends. Now that it's allowed, Austin bars are reopening starting tomorrow, just in time for the weekend. While they'll be remaining at 25% capacity, that still leaves plenty of room to get your drink on.

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Seeing the most delicate, jiggly cheesecake wobbling in all its glory is almost enough to make a grown dessert-lover tear up. The treat is so rare to find in Texas, being a dish from Japan, that finding one in your area is truly a blessing. There is one Japanese dessert spot in Austin that will make your mouth water from all of its incredibly decorated eats and sweets. If you haven't visited OMG Squee already, this might be your wake-up call. 

OMG Squee is a Japanese specialty store in Austin that sells a variety of delicious and intricately decorated desserts that are popular in Japan.

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If you're from Austin, then you've likely heard of Nickel City once or twice before. The beloved bar is constantly putting on fun events to make their community smile, like when they transformed into Moe's from The Simpsons, for example. Now, this Austin bar sells daiquiris to-go as part of their "pandemic pop-up" with Delray Cafe that'll only be around for a limited time. 

Nickel City opened "The Daiq Shack" at Delray Cafe on Tuesday, May 5, and plans to stick around for the remainder of the month.

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Leaving the country just to eat some international cuisine for dinner is pretty farfetched, so we're left with having to order from local restaurants that make us feel as though we have. When it comes to Austin, that's no problem, especially with all of the delicious Japanese spots to choose from. If the killer combination of "hangry" and "wanderlust" is creeping up on you, we recommend ordering to-go from one of these Japanese spots in Austin

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