Food & Drink

8 Places to Eat Frito Pie in Austin

Published On 01/08/2015 Published On 01/08/2015
Anastacia Uriegas
Denim Koshell
Veronica Meewes
Johnny Livesay
Texas Chili Parlor
Foodspotting/Megan Goldsby
Flickr/lo_and_behold (edited)
Anastacia Uriegas
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1. Cover 3 2700 West Anderson Ln, Austin, TX 78757

Home of TX Monthly's 12th-best burger in the state, this fine-dining sports bar has 20+ HDTVs for you to enjoy. Come in on the weekend, and you'll be enjoying those TVs with $4 make-your-own Bloody Marys.

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2. Micklethwait Craft Meats 1309 Rosewood Ave, Austin, TX 78702

Smoking and barbecuing craft meats, Micklethwait has authentic, Texas country-style BBQ, including specialty homemade sausages that vary daily. This ramshackle, neighborhood spot serves up some of the best meat in the ATX (beef rib, brisket, pulled pork, chops 'n sausage, to name a few offerings), all of which you can enjoy at camp-style outdoor picnic tables with a cold beverage in hand.

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3. Black Star Co-Op 7020 Easy Wind Dr, Austin, TX 78752

Black Star Co-Op is a not-for-profit neighborhood brew-pub and eatery entirely owned and run by its members. Beyond house-brewed beers, bar food, and a pet-friendly patio, Black Star employs power-to-the-people policies and promotes a democratic workplace through end-of-year profit redistribution and living wages for all members. You don't have to be a member to enjoy Black Star's bounty, but you're encouraged to go to show support for the small, local businesses of Austin by drinking a beer or several.

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4. Texas Chili Parlor 1409 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701

Texas Chili Parlor is an Austin staple that's been propping up Austin's Mylanta consumption dishing up delicious and super-spicy chili for over 40 years.

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5. Whip In 1950 S Interstate 35, Austin, TX 78704

Whip In has a lot going for it: 72 beers on tap, growlers for you to take your brews home, live music every night of the week, and Indian cuisine with a Texas flare.

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6. Frank 407 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701

Although Frank is known for its creative hot dogs and sausage sandwiches made with nontraditional meats like antelope, venison, and kangaroo, it also boasts an extensive selection of fries, including chili cheese and Reuben waffle fries. Its cold beer menu includes gluten-free ales, rare craft beers, and ciders.

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7. Yellow Jacket Social Club 1704 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78702

This high school mascot-inspired bar has a late-night patio with plenty of ambiance, booze, and not-so-bar-like snacks. Locally soured ingredients make their handmade paninis and apps as tempting as that second drink.