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Great food, awesome brews and a fantastic vibe sums up Banger's in short. For the long form, this beer garden on historic Rainey Street offers quality pints as well as artisanal farm-to-table food. With an endless list of refreshing beers that accompany the comfort food on its menu, Banger's is easily one of the most popular joints iin Austin. Additionally, the outdoor beer garden with long tables is reminiscent of those in Munich and when the weather is right, its a great place to take one or two of Banger's 30 or so housemade sausages alongside a frosty pint.
With the wealth of fast food drive-thru restaurants, P. Terry's stands out for what their burgers do not have: junk. Aiming to provide fast food options made of real food, P Terry's offers freshly made burgers made from hormone-free beef and chicken, and homemade veggie burgers. All this is topped with local, organic tomatoes and served with freshly cut French fries and creamy milk shakes made with real ice cream. Even the lemonade is fresh-squeezed. The small outdoor patio provides a relaxing retro vibe very close to downtown, while the drive-thru setting means the wait time between ordering and eating is very fast.
Housed inside a trailer that is parked in the premises of the White Horse bar, Bomb Tacos are literally the bomb! A long queue can be seen snaking outside the fence of the White Horse, most people thronging only to get a bite of these famed tacos. Locals swear by the Hawaiian taco with pineapple and chicken, the Bistec Taco and the shrimp tacos. If you've had a fill of tacos, go for the equally delicious quesadillas or the chimichangas. Open daily till 2a and with endless veggie options too, Bomb Tacos is winning hearts all over town.
Pluckers Wing Bar specializes in serving some of the best chicken wings in Austin. This outlet near the University of Texas sees a regular stream of students all day, and even in the night as an after-party hang out place. The menu is quite varied, and one can choose from a variety of sauces to put on their wings, and side dishes such are fried pickles are also offered. Depending on your appetite, you can go for a pack of 5 wings or 100! Burgers, sandwiches and salads are also available.
Times have changed in Austin, and now there is an explosion of activity and businesses moving east of the I35 Downtown Corridor. The Yellow Jacket Social Club is no exception to this, and provides evidence of a revamped East Austin. For example, this dive bar, amongst old warehouses and train tracks, trumps all of those negative stereotypes. It's a joint for funky hipsters, where “rockabillies” mingle over alcohol, food, and underground punk music. Enjoy company, either indoors, at the bar, or outside under the trees.
Most Austinites will readily admit that the otherwise foodie-loving city is not the best spot in Texas for pizza. Luckily, there's Home Slice Pizza. The South Congress Avenue pizza joint serves piping hot New York-style thin crust pies for line-out-the-door crowds nearly every night of the week. If you've never indulged in East Coast pizza, their menu makes it easy with step-by-step instructions on how to eat foldable slices. In addition to oven-fresh pies, Home Slice tosses a great dinner salad and pours a wide variety of red and white wine. Plan a stop at this eatery to witness Austin at its best.