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
Summary: 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
Rainey Street is always bustling during SXSW and thankfully this year we have NO VA Kitchen & Bar as an actual restaurant to dine at! Rainey Street keeps it pretty casual in general with all the trailers, which I love, but I am happy to have a place where I can grab a cocktail and some serious mac ‘n cheese, even into the wee morning hours. The atmosphere is clean and modern, a little isle of respite amidst hispter central.