Austin360Eats: ACL culinary mash-ups, burgers at Black Star, banh mi at Sway

Editor’s note: This post is part of our ongoing #Austin360Eats project. You can share photos of what you’re enjoying at Central Texas restaurants, cafes, food trucks and more by adding #Austin360Eats to your photos on social media. We’ll gather them into a gallery for Austin360.com, and each Friday, we pick some of our favorites to run in print. Questions? Email abroyles@statesman.com or call 512-912-2504.

Thick-cut fries tossed with garlic? Check. Excellent beer? Check. Austin’s best burger? According to @atxhappy, you’ll find all three at Black Star Co-op, 7020 Easy Wind Drive.

You can go to Elizabeth Street Cafe on South First Street and get pho, noodles, fine pastries, a burger, Vietnamese coffee or, one of their other specialties, bánh mi. Instagrammer @mjfaciana recently had a version of the popular street sandwich that was filled with roasted pork.

Across the street from Elizabeth Street, @thehoustongirl found another South Austin hotspot: Sway, a Thai restaurant that serves oysters on the half shell with an Asian mignonette.

Packy Saunders is an artist who loves barbecue as much as a paint (just check his Instagram, @packysaunders), and he was in Austin for the first weekend of the Austin City Limits Music Festival, where he made a mashup with a Burro grilled cheese sandwich with Lonesome Dove rabbit and rattlesnake sausage, with jack cheese, apricots and figs.

On the second weekend of ACL, @mleeats had not one, but two kinds of tacos — brisket and pork belly — from the Peached Tortilla.

Author: Addie Broyles

Food writer for the Austin American-Statesman and Austin360.com.

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