Austin Restaurant Week

I am so excited for Austin Restaurant Week (April 10-13, and April 17-20)! I look forward to this event every year! To me, since I love food and love to eat, this is the best thing in Austin.

For those of you who do not know what ARW is, it is an event that happens twice a year (spring/fall) celebrating great foods from amazing restaurants throughout Austin. Participating restaurants are offering pre-fixe three course lunches with prices ranging from $10-$15 and dinners for $25-$35.

I participated in ARW last year (both the spring and fall) and let me tell ya, it was beyond amazing! The food was so good, I even went again for seconds! This year, I am going to try new places such as Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Uchi, and McCormick & Schmicks! Check out ARWfacebook page to see what some of the participating restaurants are saying and make your reservations now!

Here are some of my pictures from last years ARW:

North: Entree - Spaghetti

FINO: Entree - Eggs and Pita Bread

FINO: Dessert - Ice cream

Green Pastures: Entree - Steak

Fabi & Rosi: Apetizer - Salad

I Like To Eat

Actually, I LOVE to eat. Exploring new foods, restaurants, and recipes are my favorite! In my Communication and Culture class, I learned that language defines one’s culture. However, I think food defines one’s culture. One big step to emerge into a new culture is to try their food.

Just recently, I finally decided to document my eating experiences on camera. I always take pictures of the food I eat and will continue doing that. However, now I will record my experiences just like Andrew Zimmern and Anthony Bourdaine from the Travel Channel!

Anyway, this weekend, my friend introduced me to this amazing hamburger bar on South Congress. Hopdoddy. Hopdoddy is a hamburger bar located on 1400 S Congress across the street from Home Slice Pizza. They serve hamburgers, salads, and milkshakes. All items on the menu are made fresh from all-natural ingredients.

I mean, they even make their own buns, from scratch, and cut their own Kenebec fries (which are so good).

This is my FIRST food vlog. It’s not Travel Channel material, yet! Hope yall enjoy! Hopdoddy was an amazing experience and I want to go there again!!

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This is my friend's Veggie Burger and Kenebec Fries

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My friend's original burger

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My amazing turkey burger!

p.s. the cheesiness of the turkey was the basil pesto.