Sorry it’s been a while, but finals and general holiday preparations are keeping me busy. I thought I’d take a minute, though, and mention Austin’s growing reputation as a city for foodies.
Yahoo! has been keeping busy by posting Top 10 places to eat in the US. Austin has recently appeared in two of them for up-and-coming restaurants as well as bakeries.
First to be mentioned should be the GQ Eats: The 10 Best New Restaurants in America. Uchiko, a rather recent branch from the famed innovative Japanese restaurant Uchi, is featured in the article for its more Americanized version of Japanese food. It has certainly taken Austin by storm and is quickly becoming as busy and popular as its parent Uchi. What makes Uchiko so unique is its allowance of its chefs to be more playful and creative with their creations that an established restaurant may not have the leeway for. Uchiko is a fine addition to the culinary range of Austin and it is obviously being recognized. For extra fun fact, Uchi is planning on extending itself to Houston for all you Houstinites in 2011 so if you’ve been enjoying your food in Austin, try it out in Houston too! Houston for Foodies!
Next, from Bon Appétit’s 10 best bread bakeries, to be noticed is Barrie Cullinan, a well-established baker in Austin and featured quite a bit in articles that you can check out on her website here. Though she has yet to establish a baking site, one will be opening up this coming summer and her website allows you to order boxes just for yourself to enjoy tasty french pastries and delicious baked breads.
Austin is moving up in the foodie world and hopefully you know that even if you are confined to campus, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some delicious foods nearby or even ones made yourself.
In case another article doesn’t crop up between now and the 25th, I wish you all a Merry Christmas and hope you enjoy yourself this holiday season with family, friends, and food!