Austin Birthday Adventure

This is a very different post from the content I’ve posted previously, but I feel like the point of this blog is opening up and sharing parts of my life, and well, birthdays are a big part of life. So my birthday was on Sunday, and since I was lucky enough to have that day off, my boyfriend and I decided to make the short little drive into Austin to celebrate with his family and one of my best friends. We had some amazing food, and I just want to share all the fun bits (aka all of the delicious food) from that trip.

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Gordough’s Public House

2700 S Lamar Blvd Austin, TX 78704

So let’s start with Saturday nights dinner, if greasy food is your jam, then you’re going to love Gourdough’s. To make it simple, everything here comes with donuts. I’m talking chicken sandwiches made with donuts, salads with donut croutons, donut desserts. Everything. Is. Donuts. If you were coming here for just good ol’ donuts, I’d definitely hit up their food truck, however, as a meal, I’m probably not going to go back. I’ll tell you what made the dinner worth it: the coffee cocktails. They’re incredible, and they don’t just have one or two, there’s like ten. I had the Salted Karma (chef’s kiss) that I will definitely be back for. Maybe check them out just for them!

Half Step

75 1/2 Rainey St Austin, TX 78701

When people think Austin, 6th Street is what automatically comes to mind. However, if you want to get away from the tourist scene, then head to Rainy Street. It’s cocktail bars inside renovated old houses, chill yet still fun. Perfect for if you’re not a twenty one year old hoping to get blackout. We just popped into Half Step for a quick nightcap, and I had the Grapefruit Collins, which was basic, but still good (honestly, if you like mules, you’ll like it).

Kerbey Lane Cafe

3704 Kerbey Ln Austin, TX 78731

A throwback to my in-laws college years, this wasn’t the first time I had been there, but honestly I see now why it was one of their favorites. I got the baked potato omelet (ten out of ten recommend) with a vanilla oat milk latte and a mimosa (I mean, it’s Sunday brunch), and honestly I can’t wait to go back to have it again. Oh, and when I say they have the fluffiest biscuits, I mean they’re better than Cracker Barrel’s.

Loro

2115 S Lamar Blvd Austin, TX 78704

This was a very special treat for my birthday dinner, and I’ve honestly been looking forward to trying this place ever since I first heard about it. Loro is a collaboration with Franklin Barbecue (aka THE place to go for Barbecue in Austin), so imagine Asian cuisine meets Texas smoked meats. I had the Malaysian Curry Chicken Rice bowl with a Mango Sake Slushie, and they were absolutely amazing. The interior is super modern minimalist, and you go up to the counter to order so it’s the perfect balance between casual and higher end dining.

Thank you so much for reading, and I hope you get a chance to try out all of these fun eats. All of my socials are linked if you want to give me a follow, and tune back in next week to see what’s new!

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