Unit D Pizzeria Austin, TX

Unit D Pizza_Sausage and Dill PizaI know you just want to put that whole pie in your face! I know you do because so do I! I had been hearing a lot about Unit D Pizzeria on Manor Road from two of my girlfriends who live over there. It was on my list to try after seeing a few Instagram pics pop up on my feed. Then luckily I got an invite to come to a media tasting! One good thing about media tastings, besides the free food of course, is that you get to try lots of different things on the menu and hear the whole story behind the place. I love telling stories and I love food, so this whole thing works out pretty well for me! Thanks for always being so awesome and listening patiently to all my stories. I know I have a bad habit of trailing off, using run on sentences, overusing the exclamation point like whoa and trying to make sense of things that, well, sometimes don’t.

In case you were wondering, yes the pizza is as good as it looks! It’s a small place nestled on Manor Road next to Dai Due and Sugar Mama’s. There’s no pretense involved here. Even the name, Unit D, comes from the actual name of the space, Unit D. The couple moved here from the Pac Northwest and were wanting a good pizza spot and decided to open their own right here in Austin after not being able to find something that really fit their tastes. I am a sucker for neopolitian pizza, so of course I loved it!

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Where to Eat During SXSW: King & Country

King & Country

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Summary: In true Austin fashion, you’d never know that this trailer was starter by a chef hailing from a Michelin Start restaurant. Expect exceptional coffee, biscuits and sandwiches. Enjoy these on the patio surrounding the trailer. They may be the only trailer in town that takes reservations for brunch, be sure not to miss this one!

What to Order:
Eat: BLT Egg Sandwich, Chorizo Benedict, Parmesan Grits

  • Address: 2921 E. 17th Street Bldg. A, Austin, TX 78702
  • Phone number: 619-200-9888
  • Hours of Operation:Wed-Fri 9am- 3pm, Sat- Sun 11am- 3pm
  • Takes reservations: Yes on Sundays for brunch, all other times walk-up service
  • WiFi: No
  • Website: King & Country Food Co. 

Where to Eat During SXSW: Mettle

MettleSummary: This Eastside eatery is the brainchild of Rainey Street Queen Bridget Dunlap. Mettle has a bistro-inspired menu and is open for lunch, dinner and brunch. Chic glass, metal and wood design bring an industrious feel to the space. Modern cuisine and stiff drinks (she does own a lot of bars!) make this place a must try.

What to order:
Drink: Siamese Caipirinha, Tru Romance
Eat: Beef Tongue Tacos, Scallop Crudo, Pan Roasted Quail

Info:

  • Address: 507 Calles Street Austin, TX 78702
  • Phone number: 512.236.1022
  • Hours of Operation:

Tues-Thurs 11am-10pm
Fri-Sat 11am-11pm
Sunday 10am-9pm