One exceptional aspect about living in Austin is that it’s a booming city for exquisite cuisines. There is never a lack of delicious dining or eats around the eclectic neighborhoods of Austin, TX. Curious about the latest restaurants? Here’s a little scoop of some of Austin’s most exciting new places to chow down!

Tillery Kitchen & Bar

Right off E Caesar Chavez, Tillery takes a slight turn to Mediterranean fusion. Whether shareable tapas or personal plates, you can’t go wrong. We hear the paella is a must. This new local Austin restaurant has a delightful outdoor dining area that is perfect for social events, parties, weddings, or just a serene outdoor dining experience.

Kuneho

This Japanese Kitchen and Bar off E 6th puts a level of uniqueness into each perfect bite. With a focus on specialty sushi, Kuneho integrates small bites with the finest culinary practices of Asia. This uppity Japanese bar offers craft cocktails that compliment a pallet for optimal Asian cuisine enjoyment.

Bonhomie

This new French bistro-inspired American diner off Burnet offers a delicious cross of French styled food with an American take… or American styled food with a French take? As they’re still debating, we hear it’s a fantastic idea to try the Loup de Mer comprised of seabass, mussels, confit garlic, purple potato, and basil. So many flavors that pair to leave you feeling oh so satisfied.

Velvet Taco

This casual mini-taco chain that originated in Dallas has finally moved to the Domain in Austin. Known for its late hours, this funky taco shop slow roasts their chicken and corn and then marries it with a delicious homemade tortilla. Who doesn’t love another taco shop that’s doing it right?

My Name Is Joe Coffee Co.

This is no ordinary food truck. Off of Colorado St, My Name Is Joe Coffee Co. originated with an idea to serve those in the service industry who are looking for a new life from drug and alcohol addiction. This food truck with charitable operations is known for its specialty breakfast toasts made with healthy, fresh ingredients. Let’s not forget the coffee! We can’t wait to try the Turmeric Latte.

These new restaurants are fitting right into Austin’s food-loving culture. Experience any extra delicious new Austin restaurants? Let us know in the comments below!

 

 

It’s the season of love in the ATX. Tired of going on dates to a restaurant or the movie theater? In a city like Austin, the possibilities are endless! Try these fun date ideas with your main squeeze.

  1. BYOB mini golf at Peter Pan – grab a six-pack and relive your childhood days with 18 nostalgic, themed holes. Nothing more romantic than a little healthy competition!
  2. Two Stepping at Broken Spoke – put on your cowboy boots for an unforgettable night of country dancing at this historic honky-tonk dive.
  3. Catch a flick at Blue Starlite Drive-in – time travel back to the 1950’s at this old-time drive-in that shows classics. On Valentine’s night, they’re showing The Princess Bride, Casablanca and the Bride of Frankenstein!
  4. Karaoke at Hi Tunes – belt out your favorite songs together and laugh at how bad you both sound, — is there a better ice breaker?.
  5. Picnic at Mount Bonnell – if you’re looking to up your romance game, take a short climb to the top of the “mountain” to enjoy marvelous views and a DIY picnic.
  6. Paddle Boarding on Lady Bird Lake – get a nice workout, cool off in the water and enjoy the beautiful view of Austin right on the lake. Bonus points if you knock your significant other off their board.
  7. Enjoy a Comedy Sketch – with places like Hideout Theatre, Velveeta Room, Coldtown, Esther’s Follies and Cap City Comedy Club, you’ve got some great places to choose from.
  8. Swimming and sightseeing at Hamilton Pool – once the Texas heat comes back, Hamilton Pool is the perfect place to take a dip while taking pics that look like they belong on a postcard.
  9. iFLY Indoor Skydiving – experience the thrill of skydiving without jumping out of a plane at the indoor skydiving facility located in North Austin. This one is for thrill seekers!
  10. Game Night at The Goodnight – enjoy an adults-only gaming spot that will bring you back to your childhood days with bowling, billiards and more games. Plus, there’s a full bar and patio!

What are some of your favorite date spots in Austin? Let us know in the comments below!

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, reminding us all that this year is almost over. Thanksgiving is the perfect time to reflect back on the year, thinking about what we have accomplished and how we can improve. It is a time to contemplate what we are thankful for, as we spend time with friends, family and loved ones. Our team at Wellington Group Marketing and PR has decided to share our favorite Thanksgiving traditions and why it is such a special holiday to us.

Dawn – We love the holidays at our house! Thanksgiving is one of our favorites – good food, running the Turkey Trot together, time with friends and family, late afternoon naps with football playing in the background, and most importantly time to give thanks and reflect on all that we have. While I don’t get to do this every year, one of my favorite Thanksgiving traditions (I’ve been doing this since I was in high school) is to enjoy a Thanksgiving feast at several homes. It’s basically Thanksgiving dinner hopping and I love it. You really can’t beat a traditional Thanksgiving feast, and I like to be able to enjoy one as many times as possible in one day. I also love being sent home with leftovers!

Rachel – My favorite Thanksgiving tradition involves walking to the neighborhood park with my family after we are stuffed and full of wine. My cousins and I always fight over the swings and relive our glory days as kids sliding down the playground slide. It’s a great chance to catch up with family and reflect on all that we are thankful for!

Julia – For the past two years, I’ve participated in the ThunderCloud Turkey Trot and have loved it. It’s a great way to burn calories before the big meal and come together as a community. This year though, I’ve signed up to help the Austin homeless shelters with their Thanksgiving meal, which I hope will become my new tradition. I also love spending time with my family and watching the UT football game.

Nicole – Almost every Thanksgiving, my whole family is able to come together from across the U.S. to spend the holiday together. The tradition of my whole family meeting in my hometown of Chicago is my favorite part about Thanksgiving because it so rarely happens. With both of my brothers living in California, my aunt and uncle living in Texas, and other family spread out throughout Illinois, it’s one of the only times every year we can all spend together. We watch football games, cook and bake a variety of foods, share what we are thankful for, play games with the little ones, and overall just have a great time.

Michael – The Wellington’s have traditionally been big “decorators” at holiday time. The Halloween pumpkins that didn’t morph into jack-o-lanterns are repurposed into the Thanksgiving displays, joining the turkeys and hay bales that foretell the coming feast day, when big families and bigger appetites converge for a few hours of thanks, gluttony and football. Thanksgiving Day is spent at the Wellington home in Abilene—while the turkey is roasting, all the Christmas decorations make their way out from storage. As the ladies head out early for the Black Friday sales, I begin transforming the house and yard into a glowing winter wonderland. It’s a labor of love, whether the temperature is a sweat-producing 90 degrees or a finger-numbing 28 degrees with spitting snow. Each passing year makes this Thanksgiving weekend tradition a little harder to maintain, but for now, the tradition continues.

What are some of your favorite parts about Thanksgiving and what traditions does your family partake in? Let us know in the comments below!

Tailgate season is in full swing! We’ve put together some of our favorite healthy and yummy foods that would be perfect to indulge in at your next tailgate. Now when you’re rooting on your favorite football team, you won’t have to worry about the unhealthy eating that typically happens at tailgates. Remember – healthy can also be flavorful and delicious!

Tahini Avocado HummusThis delicious recipe from our friends at AVOCARE Extra Virgin Avocado Oil is the perfect game day treat. The dip is best paired with some vegetables, such as bell peppers and carrots, or pita chips and pretzels.

No-Grain-Ola It’s granola—only better! Kitchun’s granola has no grains, no gluten, and no dairy. Their granola only contains ingredients that are good for you while having tasty flavors, such as Holy-Coco-Cacao and Yes You PeCAN, Pumpkin. Delish!

Mini Bun-Less Cheeseburger Bites – You’ll never miss the bun with these mini cheeseburgers on a stick! These cheeseburger bites from Sugar Free Mom are low carb and tiny so you can eat more per serving, and they’re festive for a tailgate.

Paleo Spinach and Artichoke Dip – While it may be difficult to find a Paleo-friendly dip at the grocery store, this recipe from Paleo Leap makes it easy for you to make your own at home. The traditional cream base is substituted with coconut milk, and flavor and weight is given to the dip with bacon, spinach and artichoke.

Cucumber Guacamole BitesThese guacamole goodness bites from Kalyns Kitchen are dairy, gluten free, low-carb and vegan. A win-win! This is a refreshing snack for guacamole lovers and those looking for a meat-less appetizer.

Healthy Turkey ChiliLast but not least, this gluten-free healthy turkey chili from Seasonal Cravings is easy to prepare and healthy. With black beans, sweet potatoes, and ground turkey, you will have a flavorful chili perfect for your next tailgate.

What’s your favorite healthy and yummy tailgate food? Leave us a comment below!

It’s hard to have a bad meal in Austin with the increasing number of fabulous and delicious restaurants our city has to offer. From signature Austin staples to new trendy spots, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite foodie finds.

Irene’s – 506 West Avenue
What’s better than finding a cool place for a drink that also has good food? Open until 2am, you can indulge in some American food while getting a drink in a retro spot located downtown.

True Food Kitchen – 222 West Avenue
Any restaurant that is a combination of yummy and healthy is a winner in our book. With their wide selection of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options, this is a restaurant that has something to offer for everyone.

Galaxy Café – 4616 Triangle Avenue
Locally owned and operated, Galaxy Café has four Austin area locations – one of which is conveniently located right by our office at The Triangle! With whipped sweet potatoes that are out of this world, this is a go-to lunch spot.

Fonda San Miguel – 2330 West North Loop Boulevard
With a great happy hour on Tuesdays, this restaurant is already off to a great start! You can enjoy traditional Mexican cuisine in a hacienda-style space that includes a pretty atrium when dining here.

Freedmen’s – 2402 San Gabriel Street
While in Austin, indulging in some BBQ is a must. Don’t let the location fool you, as Freedmen’s is also a cocktail lounge and beer garden with some of the best brisket and burnt ends in Austin.

Sway – 1417 South 1st Street
When you’re looking for a tasty treat, Sway is the place to go to. A hip Thai eatery with an open kitchen, the menu includes curries, seafood and creative desserts.

Swift’s Attic – 315 Congress Avenue
A classic Austin restaurant, this retro-chic hot spot is known for their inventive small plates, craft beer, and cocktails. Edamame served with pop rocks might be a tale elsewhere, but at Swift’s Attic it is a delicious reality.

Pacha – 4618 Burnet Road
Pacha is not only a coffeehouse that serves organic brews, but an organic café with tasty breakfast and lunch items. Their Pacha latte is a delicious cold brew that can be served cold or warm. Plus, what’s better than indulging in some “healthy” pancakes when dining here!

Did any of your favorites make the list? Let us know in the comments!

Is there anything more satisfying than a really good brunch? We don’t think so… As an office of brunch lovers, we know that Austin’s booming brunch scene can make for some tough decisions– that’s why we put together this list of our favorite brunch spots that we think everyone needs to check out.

True Food Kitchen – 222 West Avenue
Brunch doesn’t have to leave you feeling weighed down and tired. True Food Kitchen has lots of yummy, but also good for you, dishes on the menu that will leave you feeling ready to tackle your day. Items like Quinoa Johnny Cakes, Organic Egg Sandwich with Avocado and Smoked Turkey, and a Garden Scramble with Asparagus, Sweet Potatoes and Sausage. They also have an impressive brunch cocktail menu featuring the Scratch Bloody Mary, Citrus Skinny Margarita and the Farmer’s Market Sangria.

WGPR Recommends: Sit outside on the porch and order the Johnny cakes with the Scratch Bloody Mary.


Hillside Farmacy
– 1209 E 11th Street
Take a trip back to the ‘50s as you brunch in this fully restored old drug store that still features the original pharmacy cabinetry. Now a grocery store and restaurant, their brunch menu has become a favorite among Austinites. The menu offers classic, yet unique options like Green Onion Biscuits with Sausage Gravy and Ham and Parmesan Cheese Grits.

WGPR Recommends: Order the fried egg sandwich with a side of Mac and Cheese and a Hibiscus Lemonade.


Sawyer + Co.
– 4827 E Cesar Chavez
Head on over to Sawyer + Co. for some “New Orleans Flavor and Texas Hospitality.”.Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. you’ll find brunch specials like NOLA-style French Toast, Classic New Orleans Pork Stew with Cheesy Grits, Buttermilk Pancakes, Eggs Sardou, Trailer Park Benedict, Cajun Scramble and so much more.

WGPR Recommends: Start out with Chef Happy’s signature Boudin Balls and then try the Bananas Foster French Toast.


Launderette’s
– 2115 Holly Street
Launderette is relatively new to the Austin food scene, but has been a hit since the day it opened. Behind this Mediterranean-fusion style restaurant are executive chef Rene Ortiz and pastry chef Laura Sawicki of La Condesa and Sway (from which they parted ways to create Launderette). Brunch specialties include Fried Oyster Florentine, Asparagus Benny, Pastrami Hash and so much more.

WGPR Recommends: Order The Americana- sunny eggs, oyster mushrooms, grilled tomato, bacon, toast and then get the Pastry of the Day for desert.
Jacoby’s – 3235 East Cesar Chavez Street
This restaurant keeps it in the family with their “Ranch-To-Table” dining experience. Their meats come directly from the Jacoby family farm and ranching facilities. There are so many delicious options to choose from on the brunch menu like Duck Confit Migas, Country Ham Schnitzel and Chicken Fried Steak & Waffles.

WGPR Recommends: Start off with a Salmon Board for the whole table, then order the Duck Confit Migas with a side of cheddar grits and finish it off with a slice of Kelli’s Blueberry Bread.

 

Frank – 407 Colorado Street
Aside from the awesome location in historic downtown, Frank serves up amazing hot dogs & sausages. Lately they’ve become the talk of the town for their weekend brunch. For cocktails they offer the “Red Headed Stranger” – Frank’s take on a Bloody Mary with bacon infused vodka, “The Crankenstein” which includes cold brew coffee, chocolate and vodka, and many more. For a meal, try the Chicken & Waffles, the Breakfast Burger or the Shrimp & Grits.

WGPR Recommends: The Red Headed Stranger followed by the Shrimp & Grits.
24 Diner – 600 N. Lamar
“Chef inspired comfort food.” They are indeed open 24 hours a day serving up Chicken and Waffles, Veggie Hash, Meatloaf, Burgers and Milkshakes. All of the dishes have a unique twist on the classic favorite and offer farm to table, local and organic ingredients. 

WGPR Recommends: You can’t go to 24 Diner and not try the Chicken & Waffles.


Blue Dahlia Bistro –
1115 E 11th Street
Austin’s little piece of France. This place is absolutely adorable and charming and will make you feel like you’re dining in Paris. The French Crepes, Blueberry Blintzes and Egg Frittata are perfect for brunch.

WGPR Recommends: Order The French Crepes with a side of Fruit Salad.


Walton’s Fancy and Staple –
609 W 6th Street
Sandra Bullock knew what she was doing with this one. Located in the hip and vibrant West 6th area, Walton’s is an adorable coffee and flower shop, as well as deli and restaurant. Saturdays and Sundays until 2 p.m. you can order off the brunch menu – Walton’s Benedict, Beignets, Seasonal Quiche and Belgian Waffles.

WGPR Recommends: Get the French Toast and then get some Macaroons to go!


Bouldin Creek Café – 1900 S 1st Street
Got any vegetarians in the house? Bouldin Creek Café is a completely vegetarian restaurant loved by both vegetarians and omnivores alike! While this is a great place to go to for brunch, they serve breakfast all day long! Breakfast for dinner, anyone?. They have an array of Omelets, a “Predictable Breakfast”, Migas and Tamales (pictured).

WGPR Recommends: Sit on the porch and soak in the South Austin vibes. Start off with Beet Lemonade and some Chips and Salsa, then order the Tamale Breakfast. Finish it all off with of their fresh baked goods.

What are some of your favorite brunch spots in Austin? Let us know your brunch “must-haves” in the comments below.

Culturemap Tastemaker Awards 2016

Anytime there’s a party involving the crème de la crème of the local culinary scene, you can count us in. The Culturemap Tastemaker Awards is one of our favorite events of the year. From rockstar chefs to super suave bartenders, attendees can sample the talents of them all. We threw back michelada oysters, devoured nutella mousse and savored every tequila-laden beverage we could get our hands on. Seriously, what’s not to love?

The food – We came. We saw. We conquered. After sampling every table, we were tempted to make the rounds again. From San Antonio favorites like Brigid and Shuck Shack to Austin newbies such as Central Standard and Geraldine’s, each table offered something unique and flavorful. While everything was absolutely delicious, some of our favorites included the pork belly from Wu Chow and the chocolate nutella mousse from Oasthouse Kitchen + Bar.

When it came to drinks, the Herradura Tequila sure was flowing. Bartenders from some of the most popular haunts in town dazzled with their creativity and artistic flair. From fancy pouring, to herbs picked straight from their gardens, we were incredibly impressed with this year’s top bartender choices. Huge congratulations to Justin Elliott of The Townsend for winning the Bartender of the Year Award – it was well deserved.

After eating and drinking to our hearts content – it was time to get silly. We discovered the wonders of edible pictures thanks to Kellie’s Baking Co. All other baked goods that don’t have our faces on them will pale in comparison to the excitement of eating a sugar version of yourself. We then moved on to the My Event Is The Bomb interactive photo booth. The usually composed WGPR ladies simply couldn’t let the dinosaur masks and humorously large sunglasses go to waste. We simply commandeered the station and had a ball. The only thing to top off all the fun? Being sent home with warm Tiff’s Treats.

Thank you, Culturemap for throwing, once again, an amazing party. We will most certainly be back next year to see what magical night you have planned for us.

To check out the winners of the 2016 Tastemaker awards, click HERE.

A few weeks ago, our lovely Wellington Group Marketing & PR team went on a holiday outing with Austin Eats Food Tours – and boy, did we have a great time! From barbeque at Micklethwait to cupcakes at Sugar Mama’s Bake Shop, we definitely went home with full bellies! Don’t get us wrong – eating healthy is a top priority for the ladies of Wellington Group, but over the holidays, we believe a little indulgence never hurt anyone! With that in mind, here are a few of our seasonal faves: 

Trader Joes Cookie Butter – Perfect for dipping apples, pretzels, graham crackers – you can pretty much eat it with anything, which is why we are obsessed!

Starbucks Holiday Drinks – Warm drinks like the Peppermint Mocha, Gingerbread Latte and Chestnut Praline Latte are only around for a limited time. Get them while you can! 

Amy’s Peppermint Bark – Handmade with chocolate, peppermint oil and creamy white chocolate, this is the most delicious peppermint bark you can find! You have our word.

Tiff Treat’s Cookies – Because let’s be real, ANY time of year is a good time for Tiff’s.

Bluebell’s Christmas Cookies Ice Cream –Combining our favorite holiday cookies such as chocolate chip, snickerdoodle and sugar cookies, this is a very merry flavor, indeed! 

What’s your favorite holiday treat? Merry Christmas!

It’s no surprise that trying different healthy products is one of our favorite things to do here at Wellington Group Marketing & PR. Last week, we hit up Snap Kitchen to grab a quick lunch and found ourselves completely distracted by all the delicious cold-pressed juices staring back at us. We had no idea which one to buy because they all sounded so great!

After mulling over our choices, we decided on the Energy Boost, a juicy combination of lime, papaya, watermelon, mint and coconut water. As if we weren’t excited enough to taste this refreshing drink, one of Snap Kitchen’s awesome employees offered us a complimentary Easy Greens juice made of apple, spinach, cucumber, kale, lemon, and lemongrass. They were absolutely delicious!

The Energy Boost had us reminiscing of summertime and the Easy Greens filled us with nutritious veggies while still tasting great. We loved them so much, in fact, the team has made a very important decision to try Snap Kitchen’s Spicy Basil Lemonade and Chai Cashew “Milkshake” very soon. So, next time you need a little afternoon pick-me-up, head to one of Snap Kitchen’s seven locations in Austin – you’ll be in juice heaven!

A few weeks ago, we attended the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ 2014 Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) in Atlanta, also known as the largest meeting of food and nutrition experts in the world. With more than 350 exhibitors, the conference is a health and lifestyle expert’s dream. Since many of our clients have either exhibited at FNCE in the past or plan to in the future, we think it’s important to attend and walk the floor to learn about the latest and greatest in food and nutrition trends. We also like to see what works and what doesn’t when it comes to raising brand awareness through exhibiting. Exhibiting is an investment and we want to make sure our clients get the most out of it.

From elaborate exhibits like a Kellogg’s food trailer dedicated to cereals – with your choice of fruit and milk – to a smoothie and Avocado bar by the Haas Avocado Board, to smaller exhibits that still made quite an impression with the tasty food and drink samples, exhibitors really did a stellar job of promoting their product and/or service. We talked to dairy and pig farmers, pharmacists, company owners and of course, loads of nutritionists – who all were incredibly knowledgeable about the brand they represented. The booths with samples had the most people stopping by (it’s a food and nutrition conference, so of course there was a lot to sample!). And boy, were there some really creative ways to get samples into mouths. One that stood out in particular was Ensure – they put their drink in an ice cream machine as a new and different way for patrons to sample the product. Super smart and super yummy!

Many exhibitors had an interactive aspect to their booth. We got to write down what was on our Pork Bucket List and take our photo with avocados while showing off our favorite food avocado combo. We even had our picture taken with a 7-foot peach and a life-sized cow. And, after learning about each product, we answered multiple-choice questions at all four corners of the Campbell’s booth to get a complimentary apron (that has measurements, conversions, and other tips that are helpful while cooking – every foodie’s dream!). These may seem like silly ways to get people to interact with your brand, but it left a memorable and positive impression.

After six plus hours of walking the floor, we made it to all 350 exhibitors. We left with loads of SWAG, food samples, marketing collateral and a lot to think about and do ­– follow-up after the show (for us and for exhibitors) is crucial to ensure it was time and money well spent and it’s time to start strategizing for how our clients should be involved in FNCE 2015.

 

Austin is known for many things – live music, the University of Texas and, most importantly, breakfast tacos. We’re not kidding, tacos are taken quite seriously around these parts, and luckily for us, there are yummy options on just about every corner. But with all of these choices, where does one begin? Don’t fret – the ladies of Wellington Group have got you covered with our list of favorite ATX breakfast tacos. Enjoy!

  1. Tacos: Their Migas on Corn is literally the best Migas we’ve had in Austin.
  2. Tacodeli: We could eat their Black Bean & Cheese tacos every single morning.
  3. Juan In A Million: Because why wouldn’t the Don Juan be on any Austin breakfast taco list?
  4. Taco-Mex: We’re still dreaming about their Bacon and Egg tacos.
  5. Tamale House: If Anthony Bourdain approves of the Chorizo and Egg, then so do we.

What’s your favorite ATX breakfast taco?

Images courtesy of: thrillist.com, seriouseats.com, 365thingsaustin.com, Taco-Mex Facebook page, ginnysaustin.com

What’s better than a refreshing beverage on a hot summer day? A refreshing beverage that’s actually good for you, that’s what. The ladies of Wellington Group Marketing & PR are all about finding the latest and greatest health trends, and these yummy drinks certainly make our cup runneth over. So, the next time you are in need a post-workout boost or are just plain thirsty, ditch the soda and grab one of these healthy drinks! Trust us, you’ll be glad you did.

  1. JuiceLand Fresh Juice
  2. Villa de Patos Maguey Waters
  3. Yogi Relaxed Mind Tea
  4. People’s Pharmacy Pharmfresh Juices
  5. Austin Skinny Limits Raw Juice Cleanse

Images courtesy of: juicelandaustin.com, villadepatos.com, amazon.com, skinnylimits.com

If you haven’t already noticed, the ladies of Wellington Group absolutely LOVE delicious treats. That being said, you can probably imagine our delight when we discovered Better Bites Bakery products at our local People’s Pharmacy. We were practically drooling when we first discovered their double chocolate cake balls – seriously, if you haven’t tried them you’re missing out!

The cake balls are rich and flavorful, satisfying every post-lunch sweet tooth craving we tend to get from time to time. But the greatness doesn’t stop at amazing flavor. Better Bites Bakery products are crafted with food allergies in mind, meaning that you can depend on them for the highest quality gluten-free, dairy-free, preservative-free and organic baked goods. Delicious AND healthy – I mean, does it get any better than that?

Better Bites Bakery also sells cupcakes, cakes, cookies, bread and scones, among other delicious goodies. We’re certainly doing our part to sample everything on their menu, and you should too!  Plus they’re sold at 20 different vendors around Austin, so there’s really no excuse not to try ‘em out. So go out and get some Better Bites today!

Bearded Brothers

Nothing excites the Wellington Group team more than discovering new local products. Our latest find? Bearded Brothers Energy Bars. Their packaging – complete with the silhouettes of two very bearded brothers – immediately caught our eye while waiting in the checkout line at Juiceland. A quick scan of the label revealed that the bars are 100% natural and made in our very own Austin, Texas, so really, how could we resist?

Not only are the bars gluten-free, organic and vegan, they are also delicious, coming in five different flavors including Blueberry Vanilla, Coconut Mango, Maca Chocolate, Ginger Peach and Raspberry Lemon. In addition to their yummy-ness, the bars are energizing, providing the perfect afternoon pick-me-up to power us through the rest of the workday.

We’re definitely going to keep our snack bar stocked with Bearded Brothers Energy Bars from now on, and you should too! The next time you’re in the mood for a snack, grab one from your local grocery store or at one of their 300 selected vendors nationwide – you won’t be disappointed. 

Our Favorite Food Trucks

Like many Austinites, we are absolutely obsessed with food trucks. Not only do they supply fast and delicious food, they also provide a snapshot of the awesome diversity within our city. From Korean-Mexican fusion to gourmet donuts, there is literally an option for every taste bud. The best part is that they’re located all over town – perfect for all those random I-need-something-delicious-now-or-I’ll-get-hangry moments that we all experience from time to time. Check out our list of go-to Austin food trucks for your lunchtime inspiration. You can thank us later.

  1. Hey! Are You Gonna Eat Or What?
  2. Chi’lantro
  3. Conscious Cravings
  4. Gourdough’s
  5. Micklethwait Craft Meats
  6. Via 313

Images courtesy of: austinfoodcarts.com, 365thingsaustin.com, austinot.com, foodtrailersaustin.com and do512blog.com