Food and Festivals

Downtown Night

The Austin Restaurant scene boasts some of the most amazing and diverse restaurants in the nation.  Whether you’re sitting on the deck of The Oasis looking out over Lake Travis, waiting in the famous Franklin Barbeque line, or fumbling through chopstick etiquette at Uchiko, Austinites have access to hundreds of local treasures with menus spanning the globe.  Keep an eye on the Austin Restaurant Guide for openings, reviews, and new dinner spots all over the city.  For the outdoor foodie, festivals like the Old Pecan Street Festival, The Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival, La Dolce Vita at Laguna Gloria, and the perfectly timed Austin Ice Cream Festival in the sweltering heat of August will satisfy all curiosities.