Insider’s Guide to Austin: Eats & Drinks

One of our main job duties as professional event coordinators is to know the ins and outs of our city. Austin is a truly unique place, full of wonder and eclectic goodness that’ll keep you entertained for days. Rather than doing the regular touristy stuff, let us take you through the 512 in true Austinite fashion. This is the RVE Insider’s Guide to Austin: Eats & Drinks Edition.

Try something off the secret menu at Torchy’s.

Torchy’s is an Austin staple that everyone who comes here tries; but what a lot are missing out on is their incredible six-item secret menu. Our personal recommendations: the Hillbilly and the Jack of Clubs.

Grab an avocado margarita at Curra’s Grill.

Tacos and margaritas: the true Tex-Mex diet. But you haven’t lived until you’ve tried an avocado margarita at Curra’s on Oltorf in SoCo.

When visiting Chuy’s, order some creamy jalapeno.

This tip was the most popular in the office and once you try it, you’ll know why. And best part about it is that it’s complimentary just like the unlimited chips and salsa once you request it.

Have a Mexican martini sans glass at Trudy’s.

Mexican martinis are a simple delight of every Austinite, but Trudy’s combines it with the “Keep Austin Weird” vibe. Show up and order a Mexican martini “without the glass.” You’ll be drinking it the way it should be: straight from the shaker with a straw.

Have a sandwich while grocery shopping at Royal Blue Grocery.

Few things can beat a good sandwich, and Royal Blue Grocery does sandwiches better than most. They have more than just sandwiches, too—teas, coffees, and cheese platters await you.

Try some worm salt at Whisler’s Mezcalería Tobalá.

Whisler’s has a bar dedicated to mescal, a distilled alcohol made from agave plants. Whisler’s pairs mescal off with orange slices and worm salt. Trust us, it tastes better than it sounds.