Texans take their BBQ seriously. Ask a group of locals to name their favorite BBQ and you’ll likely have a fight on your hands. That being said, Team Anaconda recommends Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que, just minutes from AnacondaCON 2018; Stubb’s BBQ, a legendary restaurant, bar, and music venue; Iron Works Barbeque, the perfect stop on your way to Rainey Street; Terry Black’s Barbecue in South Austin; Micklethwait Craft Meats in East Austin; and, of course, Franklin Barbeque—world-famous, award-winning, obsessed-over. If you can handle the long lines, it is well worth the wait.
Here in Austin we eat tacos for breakfast, second breakfast, elevenses...you get the idea. Finding delicious tacos in this city is hardly a challenge, but some of our favorites come from Torchy’s, Taco Deli, Veracruz All Natural, and Austin Taco Project, which is an easy walk from AnacondaCON 2018. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, give the Korean-Mexican fusion tacos from Chi’lantro a try!
Austin also embraces the meat-free among us. You can find vegetarian and vegan options at most establishments (well...maybe not the BBQ joints), but if you prefer a place that caters specifically to the veggie crowd, we’ve got you covered there, too. Experience Texas-style vegan barbeque at BBQ Revolution, grab dinner and a pint at The Beer Plant, relax with some comfort food at Counter Culture, and satisfy those late-night cravings with a vegan bacon cheeseburger from Arlo’s.
Austin’s downtown area offers plenty of options to satiate your coffee-addicted hearts. Within walking distance of AnacondaCON 2019 you’ll find Houndstooth Coffee, Halcyon, Austin Java, Café Medici, Jo’s Coffee, The Hideout Coffee House, Lola Savannah Coffee Lounge, and (of course) Starbucks.