One of my favorite things about racing the states and traveling for races is getting to try fabulous restaurants and see the sights in new cities. I’m a self-proclaimed foodie and I always try and eat well when I am in a new city (I do my best to limit my race recaps with nothing but food pics). Yesterday was no different.
I spent my Friday in Austin with a very slow morning run (average 9:00-9:05 pace) with a gorgeous view.
My van mate from #NUUNHTC and friend, Jennifer picked me up, took me to the expo and we had lunch at Free Bird, an Austin (much better) version of Chipotle.
Friday night Katie and I went to Uchiko. If you watch Top Chef, you know what I’m talking about. I know why Paul won his season.
I love eating where the locals eat, and if I can’t find out what that is, I trust Trip Advisor. It led us down the right path in Jackson, Big Sur, Sonoma, Charlotte, you get the point. P and I have eaten well on our trips.
I think the overall experience and eating in New Orleans is why I keep going back. I love that city. I’m already planning out all of our meals. I know we will be back at Dragos for oysters, and Cafe du Monde for beignets, and hopefully Cochon. I am still debating on a few more…
Speaking of NOLA, I am really excited about the recently announced bling. I think it fits the city nicely.
Don’t forget, the price increase for the race is Tuesday, January 15th. You can save $10 with code ROCKNOLA4 when you register. Come join me!!
As for Texas, I’m looking forward to enjoying the famous Austin food trucks tomorrow at the post race and brunch later that day. What can I say, I’m a sucker for food.
Do you love to eat at the top places when you travel or play it safe with restaurants you know? Do you use Trip Advisor for ideas? Don’t you want to join me in NOLA?