Gourmand’s is the kind of place where you probably won’t find tourists from NYC/LA who just discovered that Austin is amazing. No flowers on the table, no daily juice, and definitely no one talking about the LVP of their book club. Gourmand’s is in an old nightclub space and is now just a glorified pub - but one that makes very solid pub food. The service isn’t fast, but you’re not here for perfect service. You’re here to eat a quality sandwich at the bar where no one is taking photos of their food.
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Franklin Barbecue has earned a reputation as the best place for smoked meats in the entire country, and rightfully so.
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The all-day spot Kinda Tropical is part cafe and part bar, with good coffee, cocktails, and a menu that’s well, kind-of-tropical.
TopGolf in North Austin is a 3-story driving range where you could work on your short game just long enough to justify a drink at their bar.
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Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden
Cosmic Coffee is a coffee shop and bar with a huge porch and backyard where you can bring your dog and eat great barbecue from Leroy and Lewis.
Curra’s exists in a class with other local mainstays Maudie's and Gueros, operating on a platform of old Austin nostalgia, margaritas, and queso.
Little Deli & Pizzeria
Little Deli feels like a trip back to a simpler time, when the perfect Italian sandwich or slice of pizza was all you really needed.
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