Sometime after Christmas perhaps even over new years my bf and I plan to escape his family in Houston and head to glorious Austin for 3-4 days. If the memory of my last time there serves me well it was a non-stop noshfest. I would like to see that happen again.
The places I remember loving have all blended in a mess but perhaps you'd be kind enough to give some guidance. I'm looking to keep the food good, the bill low, and the tastebuds entertained. Here are some specifics on what we're searching for:
-Chorizo Tacos. ( I think I remember Maria's Taco Express having something delish in this department) Egg and chorizo too!
-Great breakfast ( I know people love Kirby Lane, feedback on that, other recs?)
-Really good bakery for croissants/scones on the go.
-Place for a detox drink/snack aka good "health food" joint (I'll need to have a smoothie and a salad at some point if I plan on eating as much as I suspect we will. Central Market maybe?)
-Restaurant that features local ingredients and sources from nearby purveyors (This one can be on the not as cheap side, cuisine I'd like to try would be american with character, really anything as long as its seasonal and yummy)
Any other must-eat, or drink, in Austin that I'm missing please advise! I know there's probably a specialty, or a burger or a dive bar that I should check out and would love your thoughts.