Make Cheeseburgers in a Muffin Tin, Because More Is Always Better
1. Chedd's Gourmet Grilled Cheese4601 N Lamar Blvd, Austin
2. 219 West612 W 6th St, Austin
3. Hillside Farmacy1209 E 11th St, Austin
4. Moonshine Grill303 Red River St, Austin
5. Parkside301 E 6th St, Austin
6. Uncle Billy's Brew & Que1530 Barton Springs Rd, Austin
7. Frank407 Colorado St, Austin
8. Texas Chili Parlor1409 Lavaca St, Austin
Get your fill of gourmet grilled cheese at Chedd's, with varieties like Buffalo on a Chicken (buff chicken and blue cheese on sourdough), Mac & Que (BBQ beef, 'roni, and havarti on Texas Toast), and the Hot Gobbler (turkey, pepper jack, onions, 'penos, banana peppers, and mayo on white).
The Warehouse District happy-hour destination has moved into the old Union Park space, doubling dining-room size and adding an upstairs outdoor patio on which to enjoy dinner/drink pairings like Chicken Fried Ahi Tuna with a Ginger Martini, Grilled Lamb K-City Strip with a rocks Macallan 12, and Dogfish Head 60min alongside the Sugar-Cured Ribeye, which unlike the Sugar's-Cured Ribeye, costs more than a crumpled-up dollar.
The Hillside Farmacy doubles as a sit down farm-to-table restaurant with daily raw bar and specialty grocery. Their seasonal meats, cheese, and greens are locally sourced and can be enjoyed with a glass of wine or afternoon tea (if you're detoxing from the night before).
Get your comfort food fix at Moonshine, serving everything from "corn dog" shrimp to cornflake fried chicken tenders to molasses- and chile-cured pork chops with bourbon apple sauce.
Right on Sixth Street, Parkside is a relatively upscale gastropub known for its raw bar and wine selection. Though the oysters are sourced from all over the country and the wine menu is more than two pages long, don't think it's just a wine and oyster bar. The menu features protein entrees, a knockout cheeseburger, and Texan craft beers.
What's better than a microbrewery or a BBQ joint? A microbrewery AND a BBQ joint! This place offers everything from pints to kegs, depending on your needs, and the beer available's award-winning. What more do you need?
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.