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There are so many reasons we think that Austin is the best place in the world in which to live, from the weirdly fun people who are neighbors to the shopping opportunities found on every street to winters that rarely drop below cool, even as we move deeper into the season. With temperatures that range from lows in the 40s to highs in the 60s, winter is often considered our reward for surviving the sultry heat of summer! After living here for more than a few minutes, however, our blood has thinned, and on the coldest days we find ourselves seeking out hot winter meals to warm us from the inside out. If you feel the same, this guide to the best spots serving our favorite comfort foods will warm you as well!

Austin Dining at Fixe Southern House, 500 W 5th Street

Nobody knows the way to our hearts better than our Southern grandmas, and although your grandmother may be far away, a visit to Fixe Southern House may have you wanting to take a peek in the kitchen to ensure she is not there. Open for dining in, curbside pickup, and delivery (if you are staying within their delivery area), the comfort foods they serve are authentically delicious! Try their updated version of the classic fried chicken dish, created with buttermilk, kale, green apple, and spicy honey, or nosh your way through the Heritage Pork Chop made with smoked & grilled braised collards, bacon jam, and Fixe barrel-aged old-fashioned sauce and feel the warmth spread from your stomach to your toes!

The Heel of the Boot, 610 N Interstate Highway 35 C

Comfort food has different meanings to different people, and to say that we Americans are the only ones who know how to create it would be both egotistical and wrong. The Heel of the Boot, for example, open for Austin dining in and taking out, features the good old-fashioned classic Italian dishes we have all grown to love, especially during the coldest days of winter! Offering house made meatballs the size of your fist, and pasta topped with a sweetly spicy marinara sauce, every bite brings you back to your youth as you chow down on the classics you have loved your entire life, including sweet cannoli for dessert.

Make It Yourself!

Our Austin Vacation Rentals winter escapes offer fully equipped kitchens that are the heart of the home. Pick up the ingredients needed for your great grandmother’s meatloaf and spend a few hours creating the hot dinners that make winter nights feel like home. Reserve yours today!

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