Word of Mouth: Lisa Lawless' Best of Austin

The best in food and drink from an Austin local and food blogger

Through the food blog Lisa is Cooking, Lisa Lawless is able to chronicle her adventures in the kitchen. After years of collecting cookbooks, books of food writing, food history, and nutrition and compiling files of recipes from food publications, the blog, started in March 2008, is a way to track the cooking that’s inspired by all those sources. Lisa is Cooking has been mentioned twice on Saveur’s Best of the Web and was included in The Austin Chronicle’s Top Austin Food Blogs of 2010. Lisa is Cooking was also chosen as a Best Austin Blog by HelloAustin in June of 2011.

Brunch: Fonda San Miguel

Fancy: Jeffrey’s

Best Value: G’raj Mahal

Bar Scene/Drinks: East Side Show Room

Business Lunch: Second Bar + Kitchen

Burger: Hyde Park Bar and Grill

Pizza: Bola Pizza

Sandwich: Food Heads

Food Truck: La Boite Café

Regional: Salt Lick

Hidden Gem: Vespaio

Mexican/Latin American: La Condesa

Seafood: Perla’s

Italian: Sienna

Desserts: La Pátisserie

Vegetarian: Casa de Luz

Wild Card: Tèo