On the Road


Keepin' it weird

Austin skyline

“Keep Austin weird,” they always say. However, the amazing culture and cuisine in the Southern city is anything but weird. It is delicious, savory, modern, unique, and, ok, you know what, maybe a little weird. It is definitely not a bad thing to be weird. It just means that you can’t get these meals anywhere else. And trust us, you are going to be wanting to eat these meals on repeat. Some of the best food here in Austin has its routes in other cultures. For some delicious Korean food, such as bulgogi rice or hot pots, try out Seoulju Korean Kitchen and Bar. For some Middle Eastern cuisine such as kebabs and shawarma bowls, stop by Usta Kababgy. Julie's Noodles may also interest you for some chinese-style thick, chewy noodles at this restaurant that was once a food truck. If you are craving some southern comfort like you were hoping to stumble upon in Texas, head to Bird Bird Biscuit for a thick biscuit filled with crispy fried chicken. A few more must-try spots include Otherside Deli, JewBoy Burgers, Foreign & Domestic, and Quality Seafood Market. Just remember while in Austin, stay weird.

explore austin heading-plus-icon

Steve McHugh, San Antonio chef
In the Field

Exploring San Antonio Restaurants with Chef Steve McHugh

Chef Steve McHugh dishes on his two new San Antonio restaurants, Luminaire and Las Bis, and how keeping things local and natural remains his goal.

Gatlins Fins and Feather's Fried Chicken Sandwich
Dining Out

New Restaurants in Texas

From one chef's celebration of Balkan cuisine to a Mexican chophouse, these 13 new and noteworthy restaurants in Texas are top of our list.

Kristen Kish, chef of Arlo Grey in Austin
Dining Out

Get This Look: Arlo Grey by Kristen Kish

Explore the sleek elements within the modern, minimalist design of Arlo Grey, the Austin restaurant from celebrity chef Kristen Kish.


local flavor



This pozole recipe from Irene's in Austin uses three different cuts of pork to create this hardy, generously spiced stew.


French Onion Dip

French onion dip from Irene's Diner in Austin, Texas. This flavorful dip is a welcome addition at any game day or tailgating party.


Strawberry Cake

This strawberry cake recipe from Irene's is inspired by chef Andrew Curren's eponymous mother, who made it for his birthday every year.


explore nearby

On the Road


Dallas is known for its skylines, shopping centers, and delicious restaurants, which turn out [...]

On the Road


Houston brims with culture and cuisine. From breakfast to barbecue and Tex-Mex galore, work [...]

On the Road

San Antonio

San Antonio is a city rich in history, culture, and an ever-evolving food scene

The Local Palate Marketplace Ad: I'm Just Here for the Snacks

shop the south

Discover the Local Palate's thoughtfully curated selection of regional food products.