One of the most Instragrammed spots in Austin, Ramen Tastu-ya, consistently makes blogger lists for best ramen as well as one of the favorite restaurants of Austin bloggers in general. In fact the restaurant is so popular, is spawned a spin-off, the East side Texas-Japanese izakaya spot called Kemuri Tatsu-ya.
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Loro is an Asian smokehouse and bar that comes to us from Tyson Cole of Uchi and Aaron Franklin of Franklin Barbecue. With those two powerhouses at the helm, it’s no wonder Austin bloggers love this place.
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You can’t miss this trendy East Austin spot as it’s painted millennial pink! The Mexican restaurant specializes in home-made masa dishes and mezcal drinks, which are all the rage with bloggers and alcohol enthusiasts alike.
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The funky diner’s decor is inspired by punk rock, and the menu is dedicated to brunch all day. Craft cocktails, boozy milkshakes, and dessert tacos help to up the hipness of this West Sixth neighborhood joint.
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With five locations around Austin, bloggers have ample options to scoop up a slice of Detroit-style pizza from Via 313. And that they do! From locals to those just passing through, Via 313 makes the list of most loved Austin pie providers!
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She’s Not Here
A new addition to the 2nd Street district, She’s Not Here serves tropical drinks and Asian-Pacific dishes amidst stunning decor. With a weekday happy hour, daily sushi specials, and menu items like marinated yellow tail with lychee, green apple vinegar, and pickled Asian pear, plus a crab butter to die for, it’s easy to see why bloggers are flocking to this place.
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Award-winning Chef Tyson Cole’s signature non-traditional take on Japanese food has been thrilling Austinites since before bloggers were even a thing. The restaurant debuted in 2003 and has remained a staple of the Austin restaurant scene ever since.
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June’s All Day
There’s something for everyone at June’s as the laid back sophisticated neighborhood cafe is inspired by Spanish tapas bars, Parisian cafes, and hipster NYC wine bars. It even made Food & Wine’s Best Restaurants of the Year List in 2017. The casual atmosphere of the restaurant paired with slightly higher-end dishes, and an extensive wine list make the South Congress restaurant beloved by bloggers and diners alike.
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A farm-to-table restaurant located on South Lamar, Odd Duck is owned by five-time James Beard award finalist Bryce Gilmore. Shaped by a craftsman’s approach to cooking, Austin culture, and product for area farmers combine to make for inspired dishes bloggers adore. It also boasts an outstanding happy hour starting at 2:30 and running until 6:30 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday.
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Austin’s first food hall, Fareground is a great way to get a taste of a handful of Austin’s best restaurant concepts. That’s why bloggers love it so. Popular restaurants with counters inside the Congress Avenue hall include Henbit, Easy Tiger, Dai Due Taqueria, Contigo, Antonelli’s, and Ni-Kome.
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Bloggers are obsessed with the healthy and delicious Mediterranean bowls at Cava. Started by three childhood friends, Cava celebrates the flavors of their families’ traditional Greek and Mediterranean cooking in a casual modern setting. So, though not local, the restaurant has a story, and bloggers love a good story. Don’t you?
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