Weird things do happen in Austin, a city known for its exciting restaurants, deep in the heart of Texas, famous for meat, BBQ and big everything. So, what’s a vegetarian to do when the whole workshop gang votes to grab lunch near the hotel and walks to a rustic little place touting 40-years of award-winning Texas BBQ? Well, when in Texas…
We wind up this issue at Yolk in Chicago, Illinois. The popular restaurant (with multiple locations in Chicago as well as Indianapolis, Fort Worth, and Dallas) doesn’t serve alcohol, but does offer premium bottomless coffee and an “extensive but not overwhelming” menu.
Sobrino de Botin is the oldest working restaurant in the world, according to the Guinness Book of Records. Founded by a French chef in 1725, Botin is now owned by Antonio Gonzalez and his family. Every day, they serve their world-famous roast suckling pig and roast lamb to tourists, celebrities, royalty, and regulars alike.
Visitors to Memphis typically come for the music and the world-renowned barbecue. But once you’ve had your fill of the blues and pork ribs (wet and/or dry), you might want to consider a funky little eatery and watering hole called The Beauty Shop Restaurant and Lounge.
Located in the Cooper-Young area of town, this quirky establishment achieves what so many other restaurants aspire to — sophisticated eclecticism. More importantly, it doesn’t try too hard to be hip.