Dining Out on Thanksgiving: Austin


If you have your sights set on a day of relaxing and Black Friday bargains, leave the cooking to the pros on Thanksgiving. We’ve put together a list of hot spots around the city that are open on Turkey Day. Be sure to call ahead to see if these restaurants are accepting reservations!



KEYE-TV: Royers Pie Haven

Some of the best pies from the one and only Pieman I know, Bud Royer, just in time for the holidays on KEYE-TV! Royers Pie Haven is home to some legendary pies indeed. Goodtaste is on ‘We Are Austin’ with several stars…



This ‘Odd Duck’ Really Stands Out!

Local, seasonal fare is spreading in South Austin. It’s a commitment that star chef Bryce Gilmore made prior to Odd Duck’s brick & mortar opening with its sister location just down Lamar, Barley Swine. Sleek, modern and inviting, we’ve been anxious to try Chef’s seasonal menu at Odd Duck…



Our Sweet Surrender at Swift’s Attic

Enter through a modest side door off of S. Congress, up a steep (yet regal) flight of steps, pull back the figurative curtain and you’ve just stumbled upon Swift’s Attic – a rustic restaurant shrouded in an air of cool, just above the nationally recognized Elephant Room.



Odd Duck’s ‘Ode to Summer’ Cocktail

From the colorful imagination of Chef Bryce Gilmore (Barley Swine) comes this seriously smooth Summerthyme libation. Odd Duck’s cuisine has a seasonal Texas influence, and their cocktails follow suit! Made with Old Tom gin, cucumber soda, dill, and thyme. Cheers to summer’s end!



Think Big for Labor Day Burgers & Beer Pairings

Remember to tune in to our brand new guest segments on Austin’s KEYE-TV, Monday mornings at 9 AM on their We Are Austin program! This week we featured bargain wine finds and some really nice craft beers to go along with this behemoth of a burger from Jack Allen’s Kitchen…his incredible Green Chile Cheese Burger!



Goodtaste Featured on ‘We Are Austin’ on KEYE-TV!

Even more from Austin. Catch my fun foodie finds in the Austin area on Monday’s LIVE at 9 AM on KEYE-TV! We Are Austin is a brand new lifestyle show all about the people, places and things that make Central Texas great. Goodtaste is thrilled to be a contributor to the team.



Jump On This Summer Heirloom Salad from Jack Allen’s Kitchen!

Heirloom tomatoes are at their peak right now, meaning it’s time to buy and gobble them up! Goodtaste connected with one of the masters of all that is local, Chef Jack Gilmore, for an ultra-fresh Heirloom Caprese Salad you can make to really shake things up this summer…



Lucy’s Fried Chicken’s Famous Sweet Tea Pie

Their name says it all! Crowds are drawn to Lucy’s southern fare, which includes their legendary Sweet Tea Pie. It’s something you’ll only find only on their menu…the perfect summer dessert to “wow” any guests. Try making it yourself, or order a whole pie from the restaurant!



Legendary Pies Find a ‘Haven’ in Austin

Royers Round Top Cafe is iconic for Texas-sized pies in a priceless Texas setting. Now you don’t have to make quite the treck to Round Top, Texas to enjoy their claim to fame, his Chocolate Chip Pie, although you should! Behold the sweet little sister shoppe to Bud’s rowdy Round Top Cafe…Royers Pie Haven in Austin.



The Best Brisket How To’s from Stubb’s BBQ

Fire up the grill everyone! We’re at the legendary Stubb’s Bar-B-Q in Austin. For our purposes, brisket was on the mind — and how to make the best of it from the comfort of home. Manager Mike Anderson dished on several must-do tips, including his first consideration…



Feel Right at Home at Carmelo’s

Carmelo’s is one of the finest Italian restaurants in Texas, and features one of the most passionate owners around…Carmelo Mauro. Not only is Carmelo an incredible chef, he’s also an extremely active humanitarian who’s recently been inducted into the Chef’s Hall of Fame at…



Go Texan, Support Local with Sysco!

It doesn’t get any fresher than this! Goodtaste got with our go-to Executive Chef, Don Carr, in Sysco Central Texas kitchens for a crash course on supporting local — and just how easy it is for Sysco customers to do so!



One Way to Get Real Organic Eggs

The sounds of chickens clucking are becoming more familiar in neighborhoods, maybe even yours! Chicken coops are popping up in backyards everywhere, and it’s all about healthier eating…


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