This month, we’re spotlighting the East Austin Neighborhood of Austin, Texas. This week, we’ll be taking a look at some of the dining and entertainment options in this hip Austin area.
El Chilito is on Manor Road and is a favorite with Eastside Residents from college students, to bearded hipsters, to Moms and Dads looking for something their youngster will eat without complaining. Their breakfast tacos are muy delicioso, as are their fresh salads, tacos and burritos. They also have agua frescas and beer on tap to keep your thirst at bay while you enjoy their outdoor seating.
East Side King at The Liberty Bar on East Sixth is the original, and many say best, East Side King location. This trailer, started by Top Chef Winner Paul Qui when he was just moonlighting from his day job as an Uchi chef, serves up amazing Asian fusion dishes at a fraction of the cost you would pay at Uchiko or Qui. The Fried Brussel Sprout Salad, Tori Meshi, and Beet Home Fries are NOT to be missed; sheer heaven in a paper food boat.
Gourmands Neighborhood Pub, off East 7th on Webberville, serves up gourmet sandwiches and homemade soups in bread bowls, accompanied by chips and pickled vegetables made in house. Top it off with a full bar and healthy draft beer selection, and you have a spot so good the word “Pub” doesn’t do it justice.
Looking for entertainment? Well you’re in luck! The East Side is literally dotted with theaters, performing everything from classics like Tennesee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire (The City Theatre on Airport near Manor) to original works born and bred right here in Austin (The Rude Mechanical’s Off-Center on East 7th). There’s also Salvage Vanguard Theater and The Vortex, both on Manor Road.
If you’re looking for Visual Art, don’t worry, the Eastside is chock full of that too! From Up Collective, on East Cesar Chavez, Flatbed Press and Gallery on East MLK, and Blue Genie on Springdale, to name just a few, painting, photography, prints, sculpture and even performance art is thriving on the East Side!
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