Each September my husband and I can be found in Austin Texas, at the Austin City Limits Music Festival. People come from far and wide to attend this 3 day steam-fest featuring 8 stages of continuous live music. While the bands are definitely worth the trip, I have to admit I come for the food. Unlike a lot of festivals which feature your typical hot dogs, beer and nachos fare, the ACL festival does things a bit differently. I don't know if it's just that proud
This year we brought down a couple of friends from New York and treated ourselves to the VIP tickets which included 3 days of all you could drink beer, wine and Tito's vodka drinks, never ending lunch and dinner buffets, plus a daily happy hour featuring high-end Austin restaurants that brought samplings of their finest for us to taste. Heaven! Each day we drank and ate ourselves silly. I wanted to share our absolute favorite item though; Frito pie.
Served directly out of the bag and filled with cheesy chili goodness, a Frito pie will never disappoint. It's so easy to make and cleanup is a snap. Just open a bag, fill with chili, cheese, onions, jalapeños, and sour cream; add a spork and my friend you have yourself a meal! Coming in a close second, and pictured below is the pulled pork BBQ sandwich from a local restaurant.
I hope one day each of you can visit
Juan in a Million - Not a turist destination! Authentic Tex-Mex
Hickory Street Cafe - All you can eat Sunday brunch, including homeade cobbler and a sundae bar
Salt Lick 360 - Go for the BBQ. Try the Queso filled with mouth watering brisket as your appetizer.