The July To-Do List »
Use YP's sizzling summer checklist to pack in as many backyard barbecues, family trips, and memorable outings as you can before the kids head back to school.
2700 W Anderson Ln Ste 701Austin, TX 78757
Great place to watch movies and have dinner! The Porky's pizza is the best and so are the hot wings. If you're going opening night, get there at lea…
So, let me just start by saying- I. LOVE. TACOS. And I have pretty high expectations for said tacos. AND I tend to get a craving for them when most places are shutting down. Well, lo and behold to find that Torchy's is open til 10 on weekdays and 11 on weekends! When I got there, Queen was playing. The guy behind the counter asked me about my day like he genuinely cared. There's Maine Root in the soda fountain. And the food is also fantastic! Since this first experience, I've frequented Torchy's Tacos several times a month. I used to always get the Baja Shrimp and the Fried Avocado tacos. Baja Shrimp is generously filled with hand battered and fried (but not greasy) shrimp, pickled vegetables, queso fresco and lime. There is a great balance of spicy, acidic and cool flavors all wrapped up in the tortilla. The Fried Avocado is a hand battered and fried avocado with refried beans, shredded cheese, lettuce and tomato. I love the texture and creamy flavors of this taco! It is so good, and I never order vegetarian items. But in the past couple years I've rotated in other flavors. The Democrat is filled to bursting with barbacoa. I was really impressed with the quality of it considering that Torchy's isn't exactly Mexican food. It is very flavorful and not greasy at all. You gotta get the Trailer Park "trashy"- fried chicken smothered in green chile queso and pico de gallo. Creative and delicious- this one is a guilty pleasure! I actually got to Green Chile Pork by mistake one time. Although it's not what I ordered, it is pretty dang tasty. The pulled pork is juicy and flavorful and the green chiles- of which I'm not a huge fan- do not overpower anything. But, the customer service at Torchy's is outstanding. I called to let them know my order got mixed up- just to make sure someone else didn't get the taco I ordered and they put me down for a free taco. I really appreciated their customer care! There is a different taco of the month each month that coordinates with holidays or weather, and they are generally pretty great. And lastly, I always ALWAYS get extra Chipotle Sauce and Poblano Sauce no matter which tacos I order. I could drink that stuff!
I went in for a manicure and pedicure with bunch of girlfriends. I was very lucky but not no girlfriends because their nail techs Tina and Anna were so rude! They insisted that my girlfriends must pay extra for callous remover thing many times. Well, my girlfriends are runners, they need those callous for running... My girlfriends said "NO" about callous and the technicians were speaking in Vietnamese about my girlfriends were cheap and how nasty their feet were. Technicians speaks so little English, one of my friends understands Vietnamese. She translated everything to us... How embarrassing it was. I was lucky because my technician, Annie, she is so conversational and professional. My pedicure and brows wax are excellent. I'll come back ONLY if Annie can work on me. Annie ONLY WORKS by APPOINTMENT. SO call her directly 512-905-6977, visit her at www.shop1022.com for pricing. She does a great job and has good pricing too. Be aware of Tina and Anna! They are out there ripping you off and talk bad about you.
Adding The Broken Spoke to your "How To Entertain My Out-of-Town Guest." list should be a no-brainer. This original honky-tonk is so coveted by Austin folk even a top rated development company with wet dreams of erecting their metal framed, pricy 400sq ft. yuppie pads and concrete parking lots had to rethink the plan and build around it! The Broken Spoke should be a MUST in considering a "girls night out", rare babysitter date night, or just going solo and looking for a non-awkward atmosphere where your guaranteed an ego boost from 3-6 cowboys/cowgirls asking you to dance. Here, what happens on the floor, stays on the floor! No creepy hanger on's who feels a dance = a seat at your dance floor table the rest of the night. It's all about the dancing, music and, in my opinion, the greasy burgers. The Broken Spoke is a great place to leave the usual stops behind. Go Spoke Go! Keep on Honky Tonkin'!