Most popular Austin restaurants as voted on by our members
Julia Gleason: I was in Austin, TX for a short birthday weekend and Peche came highly recommended for dinner and drinks. It turned out to be a complete success story, especially compared to some of the dives we toured along the way. Starting out, the drinks were fantastic. I had the French 77 which was the perfect sweet (but not too sweet) and refreshing cocktail. I ordered the tomato salad to start; actually, the entire table did. Everyone's tomatos were were yellow and blood red, high quality stuff...except for mine. Mine could only be described as a plain red tomato from Safeway. That was pretty disappointing. The cheese plate and fried artichokes were amazing, though and made up for my abysmal salad. The french dip was also a massive hit. I've never had meat so tender and flavorful in a sandwich. I would order that again and again. We also ordered some fries for the table which were served piping hot and with homemade ketsup. To-die for. I would certainly recommend that anyone who visits the Austin area give Peche a try. You won't be disappointed!
Julia Gleason: After two solid nights of staying up late and drinking, Sunday morning we were desperate to find some serious brunch grub; none of that Annie's crap we had the morning before. A quick internet search and a 15 minute wait later we were nestled in to 24 Diner's back area nook, eagerly ready to order and gorge. There were lots of delicious things on the menu but when it comes down to it, I can NEVER pass up chicken and waffles when it's on the menu. As if a waffle drenched in butter and syrup smothered in mounds of fried chicken wasn't enough, I had to have a peanut butter milkshake too. Both were glorious and I waddled out of there happy as a bloated, hung over girl can be. One area of improvement; their booths SUCKED. Whenever the dude behind us moved the whole back would lurch and jolt. It was NOT cool.
Julia Gleason: Solid three stars. After a full two days of binge drinking and stuffing my gullet with junk food, I was desperate to find a healthy dinner option before heading back to SFO. That is until I remembered that I was in Texas and the chances of finding a healthy meal are as likely as finding a parking spot in downtown San Francisco. I resigned myself to Earl Campbell's Sports Bar where my choices were meat, meat, and more meat. I went with the meat, specifically, the beef brisket sandwich. Not bad at all. The best part about this place is the giant TV playing America's Funniest Home Videos. We got in a few laughs before our crappy flight.
Most popular Austin Nightlife as voted on by our members
Julia Gleason: Ugh. What a disappointment. I'm not sure if they have a heat phobia here or what but everything we ordered was served to us lukewarm or cold. My latte had to be sent back because it wasn't hot enough and my pancakes were a similar situation except served even cooler. I didn't have it in me to send it back considering how starving and hung over I was. It's a shame too because the food itself wasn't bad. The service was another thing - if you're in to exceptionally slow meals, you'll like it here. I literally had to get up and walk over to our server to give her the check; it was taking THAT long. When you're on vacation you want to enjoy your experience but at the same time, not get stuck at one place too long. There's too much to see!
Julia Gleason: Any woman in their right mind would give Qua 2 stars at most but I'm feeling generous today. In all fairness, I didn't have a horrible time here. They played good music and the space was ample. We got there a little on the early side so by the time it started to pick up we were already pretty buzzed. It occurred to us, though, that by 11:30 or so, something was missing. My friend, Liz, looked at me and said, "Where the hell are all the dudes?!" We were literally surrounded by a sea of women on the dance floor. There was literally like 1 dude for every 20 girls. We stuck it out a little longer but ultimately decided to head elsewhere where the crowd was a little more...diverse.