Austin Restaurant Week 2011

September 26, 2011

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The upcoming Austin Restaurant Week is a celebration of dining in Austin and of Austin’s amazing Culinary Arts. Participants are given the opportunity to dine at the finest establishments throughout the city, ranging from $10 – $15 for lunch and $25 – $35 for dinner for a three-course pre-fixe menu.

Where are you going for Restaurant Week? Here are my picks.

Shrimp Orleans, Annie's Cafe and Bar, Austin, Happy hour

Annie’s Cafe and Bar

Annie’s is one of my favorite spots for happy hour in Austin. The food is delicious and the view of downtown is amazing. Read more on Annie’s Cafe and Bar… 


Haddington's Austin


Catalan tomato Bread avocado, olive oil, sherry Vinega. Read more on Haddingtons…



Jeffrey’s was the very first upscale restaurant that I dined at in Austin that forever changed my perspective on food. This is the perfect spot for a romantic dinner!



The Chorizo Mussels with Lone Star Beer Broth is delicious!


Lump crab fritters at Parkside


Lump crab fritters with sauce ravigote.


The Carillon Austin

The Carillon

The Carillon is one of my all-time favorite restaurants in Austin for the food and the people. Chef Josh Watkins makes the most amazing food. Pictured upon is the Seared Escolar crusted with pistachios on top of a blueberry puree and a side of chantrelle mushrooms. Read more on The Carillon… 


Hamachi at Uchiko

Uchi / Uchiko

If you want one of the ultimate dining experiences in Austin, especially for Japanese cuisine, you have to try Uchi and it’s sister restaurant Uchiko. You’ll never have sashimi/sushi or dessert the same again. P.S. You have to get the Fried Milk from Uchiko, or the Sweet Corn Sorbet, or the Tobacco Cream. Read more on Uchi… 


The places mentioned above are restaurants that I have dined at before. The ones listed below are restaurants that I’d like to try. Let me know if you’ve tried any of them!

Fabi & Rosi
Foreign & Domestic


Jane Ko is the Austin blogger behind A Taste of Koko, Austin's top food and travel blog featuring the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways. Jane has been a speaker at South by Southwest (SXSW), Texas Conference for Women, BlogHer, and more on entrepreneurship and social media. She lives in Austin Texas with her dog and cat.