A couple of weeks ago, The Mister and I set out for Austin, TX to attend a food blogging conference called BlogHer Food 2016. It was awesome! Two days learning lots of new things, making new friends and eating good food.
After the conference was over, we had two more days left in Austin. As an anniversary gift, my in-laws and brother in-law got us tickets for Sunday at Austin City Limits. This was both The Mister and I’s first experience at Austin City Limits and it was so fun! We also got to eat at a few places that I had my heart set on checking out.
First, on Sunday morning, we went to Picnik. Picnik is a paleo restaurant. I got the locations confused, so we ended up at the Picnik trailer.
It was fine, though. We grabbed a quick chorizo fritatta for breakfast with tomatillo salsa (that salsa was amazing, I could’ve eaten it by the spoonful) for me and a blueberry muffin for The Mister.
To drink, a pumpkin spice latte for me and an iced dirty chai for The Mister.
I also couldn’t very well leave without getting a very popular item from there – their paleo blondie.
Then we headed to Zilker Park for ACL. We parked about a 30 minute walk away.
It was a really nice walk, and I was so grateful that the past year I have been been working out and eating better, because a year ago, I don’t think I could’ve made that walk.
It was such a beautiful day, and there were so many people.
We got to see a couple of concerts, and I found some new artists that I really like. We laid under a few different trees with like a hundred other people.
We got to see Willie Nelson and then that evening we also saw Mumford & Sons.
We ate at P.Terry’s for dinner with my brother in-law Adam and then headed back to our hotel to rest.
On Monday morning we had brunch at the brick & mortar Picnik, and oh how I wish we had a paleo restaurant in the Valley. I had paleo french toast, and The Mister had paleo pancakes. They were probably the best paleo pancakes I’ve had; they were made with cassava flour.
We had a late lunch at a place called True Food Kitchen, and the food was really great too! The Mister had their grass-fed burger and I had an ancient grains teriyaki bowl. I can’t wait to visit both of these places again next time we are in town.
Then, before we headed back home, we stopped at Trader Joe’s and I bought all the things PUMPKIN!
We also stopped at Whole Foods so I could pick up some paleo tortillas. These are probably the best paleo tortillas I’ve ever had. Siete Foods tortillas are made with almond flour, cassava flour, coconut flour and chia. I LOVE them and I love their story. Now, if only I could get them down in the Valley. Not only are they paleo, but they are grain-free, vegan, soy free, gluten free, dairy free and also non-GMO.
Our anniversary weekend came to an end as we made our 5 hour drive home – happy, full of love and food.
Austin, can’t wait until we can visit with you again!
Got any suggestions of places to eat at next time we are in Austin?