Summer guide to eating and drinking in Austin

Some people think of summer and think of swimming pools, road trips, and summer camp. I’m thinking ceviche, juicy cheeseburgers, fajitas and barbecue. (Why should summer be any different than any other time of year?)

Austin’s restaurant scene is teeming with hungry crowds (you already know this if you’ve tried to get a reservation lately) packing up oldies and flocking to newcomers.

We know it can be difficult to keep up with all the changes happening in our changing culinary landscape, and we’ve compiled a handy summer cheat sheet to give you an idea of ​​where you should be eating and what to eat. you must know. We’ll continue to update the list throughout the summer months, and as always, our full restaurant coverage is available at

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Want something new? From sushi to burgers, these 20 notable restaurants that opened in Austin in 2022 have you covered.

It’s easier to handle the heat if you’re not in the kitchen. These 25 terraces around the city bear your name for summer meals.

Everyone’s favorite pop-art cooler is back. Ranch 616 is again offering fried quail and ranch waters.

Let the fajitas come to you. Houston Imports Fajita Pete’s now delivers fajitas to central and northwest Austin.

Mexican, but make it vegan. The legendary Fonda San Miguel has introduced two new chefs and rolled out a menu of vegetable specialties.

Viet Cajun Seafood. Looking for seafood that blends the flavors of Louisiana and Southeast Asia? There’s a new place in Cedar Park that you need to know about.

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And in the wide world of sandwiches? Perennial trailer favorite Luke’s Inside Out may be closed, but another trailer serving up the hard-to-find New York cheeseburger sandwich has taken its place.

Craving seafood? Discover Austin’s best restaurants for oysters. The early summer months are perfect for cracking massive Gulf oysters or sucking up the finest of the cooler climes of the east and west coasts.

What does your barbecue schedule look like? Texas Monthly’s BBQ Fest will return to central Texas this summer, but not to Austin.

Bribe the kids to get out of bed with donuts. There is now a second location of the very popular Round Rock Donuts.

Central Texas culinary traditions in one bite. Our region is spoiled with its collection of great barbecue restaurants and bakeries producing wonderful kolaches. Kerlaches, the kolache barbecue trailer from the folks behind Kerlin BBQ, kills two birds with one stone.

Hungry after a swim? Lou’s, prolific McGuire Moorman Lambert’s Americana restaurant, offers soft serve and cheeseburgers on Barton Springs Road, just steps from Barton Springs Pool.

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