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The Tastes that Make the City: Austin

Foursquare's team of data scientists crunched the numbers, looking at where more than 50 million people go and what they do. The result: top trending tastes in Austin and the best places to experience them. For instance, for people who like Tex-Mex, we’ve found the best enchilada in the city (spoiler: it’s at Guero's Taco Bar).

Our challenge to you: Go and experience them all! Make it a goal to cross one off each week. Heck, change your plans and tackle one tonight! This list represents some of the best the city has to offer, curated by the tens of millions of people who’ve visited, written tips about, liked, or rated places. Challenge accepted?

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  1. Avocado: Deep-fried Stuffed Avocado at Hula Hut (West Austin)
  2. Bar Game: Skee Ball at Kung Fu Saloon (Downtown Austin)
  3. Barbecue: Beef Ribs at John Mueller Meat Company
  4. Beef: Brisket at La Barbecue Cuisine Texicana (Central East Austin)
  5. Beer Cocktail: Dos XX Michelada at Takoba (Central East Austin)
  6. Bloody Mary: House Bloody Mary at Rio Rita
  7. Burger: Bulgogi Burger at Burger Tex (North Loop)
  8. Cheese: Kerby Queso at Kerbey Lane Café (Rosedale)
  9. Nachos: Frito Pie at Spider House Patio Bar & Cafe (North University)
  10. Coffee: Iced Turbo at Jo's Coffee (Bouldin Creek)
  11. Corn: Street Corn at Fresa's Chicken al Carbon (Downtown Austin)
  12. Craft Beer: Austin Beerworks Flight at Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden (Downtown Austin)
  13. Dip: Bob Armstrong Dip at Matt's El Rancho (South Lamar)
  14. Donut: Flying Pig at Gourdough's (Bouldin Creek)
  15. Duck: Jar Jar Duck at Uchiko (Rosedale)
  16. Eggs: Steak And Migas Eggs Benedict at South Congress Cafe (Bouldin Creek)
  17. Fajita: Fajita For 2 at Enchiladas y Mas (Crestview)
  18. French Fries: Duck Fat Fries at Salty Sow (Upper Boggy Creek)
  19. Happy Hour: Barside Cocktails at La Condesa (Downtown Austin)
  20. Ice Cream: Mexican Vanilla With Hot Fudge at Amy's Ice Creams
  21. Live Music: Sunday Night Live Show at The Continental Club
  22. Mac & Cheese: Green Chili Mac & Cheese at Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill (Downtown Austin)
  23. Margarita: Avocado Margarita at Curra's Grill
  24. Martini: Mexican Martini at Trudy's Texas Star (North University)
  25. Nature Trail: 10-mile Running Trail at Lady Bird Lake Trail (Old West Austin)
  26. Off-menu Item: Ace Of Spades at Torchy's Tacos (South Lamar)
  27. Outdoor Seating: Patio at Hotel San Jose (Bouldin Creek)
  28. Oysters: Oven-roasted Gulf Oysters at Clark's Oyster Bar (Old West Austin)
  29. Pastry: Cinammon Roll at Upper Crust Bakery (Allandale)
  30. Pie: Bourbon Buttermilk Pie at Elaine's Pork & Pie (Upper Boggy Creek)
  31. Pizza: White Pie at Home Slice Pizza
  32. Pork: Pork Chop at Perry's Steakhouse (Downtown Austin)
  33. Ramen: Tonkotsu Ramen at Ramen Tatsu-ya (North Austin)
  34. Sandwich: Spicy Reuben at Fricano's Deli & Catering (West University)
  35. Sangria: Mason Jar Sangria at Icenhauer's (Downtown Austin)
  36. Sausage: Jalapeño Sausage at Rudy's Country Store & Bar-B-Q
  37. Scenic View: Covert Park at Covert Park at Mt. Bonnell
  38. Seafood: Grilled Octopus at Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar (Bouldin Creek)
  39. Slider: Banh-mi Slider at The Peached Tortilla (Allandale)
  40. Snow Cone: Chocolate Snowball at Casey's New Orleans Snowballs (North Loop)
  41. Soup: Peanut Soup at Austin Java (Old West Austin)
  42. Southern Food: Famous Southern Fried Chicken And Waffles at MAX's Wine Dive Austin (Downtown Austin)
  43. Spicy Food: 25 Fire In The Hole Chicken Wings at Pluckers Wing Bar
  44. Sushi: Fois Gras Sushi at Uchi (Zilker)
  45. Taco: Breakfast Taco With Doña Sauce at Tacodeli (Bartons Bluff-Spyglass)
  46. Tasting Menu: Tasting Menu at QUI Restaurant
  47. Tea: Hibiscus Mint Iced Tea at Royal Blue Grocery (Downtown Austin)
  48. Tex-mex: Enchiladas at Guero's Taco Bar (Bouldin Creek)
  49. Vegan Food: Vegan Ice Cream at Mother's Cafe & Garden (Hancock)
  50. Wine: Weekend Happy Hour Special at Apothecary Cafe & Wine Bar (Brentwood)