Word of Mouth: Rebecca Otis

An insider's scoop on funky fresh Austin

Rebecca Otis is the writer of the award-winning entertainment blog, TheRebeccammendations®, which was born in 2009. She was born in El Paso, Texas, moved to Austin in 2007 to become a Texas Longhorn, and refuses to leave such an inspiring, creative, progressive, and delicious city! She is also a small and local business advisor for her own company, LocalizeAustin providing consulting in marketing, communications, and social media strategy. All of her picks on Daily Deal are local establishments (not chains!). 

Fancy: Uchiko

Best Value and Best Bar Scene/Drinks: Second Bar + Kitchen

Pizza: Salvation Pizza

Sandwich: FoodHeads

Food Truck: The Peached Tortilla and Lulu B's

Regional: Tacodeli

Hidden Gem: Hotel San José Bar

Mexican/Latin-American: La Condesa (Interios Mexican) and El Arbol (Latin American)

Japanese: Malaga

Wine List: House Wine

Italian: Asti

Barbecue: Lambert's 

Desserts: Mozart's Coffee

Indian: G'raj Mahal

Vegetarian: Snack Bar

Wild card: Blue Dahlia BistroContinental Club (European), and South Congress Cafe (Continental)