A Complete Guide To All The Austin Places and Faces You’ll Recognize on Somebody Feed Phil
October 31, 2022 |
By Lola Hagopian

Somebody Feed Phil does Austin! The Netflix series released its sixth season a few weeks ago and the show has an entire Austin episode. The third episode of the series includes various places and faces from Austin that you’ll definitely recognize. So let’s get to it!

A Complete Guide To All The Austin Places and Faces You’ll Recognize on Somebody Feed Phil

Places Phil Eats:

A lot of people feed Phil in this episode and one of them might just be your favorite local restaurant.

Torchy’s Tacos | 1822 South Congress Avenue
Birdie’s | 2944 East 12th Street
Kemuri Tatsu-Ya | 2713 East 2nd Street
Cuantos Tacos | 1108 East 12th Street
Nixta Taqueria | 2512 East 12th Street
Interstellar BBQ | 12233 Ranch Road 620 North
Discada | 1319 Rosewood Avenue
La Tunita 512 (Now Palo Seco 512) | 2400 Burleson Road
Suerte | 1800 East 6th Street
Leroy & Lewis Barbecue | 121 Pickle Road
Distant Relatives | 3901 Promontory Point Drive
Salt Lick BBQ | 18300 Farm to Market Road (Driftwood)

Honorable Mentions:

While Phil can’t eat at every restaurant in Austin there are quite a few places he mentions or passes by in the episode as well.

Cosmic Coffee & Beer | 121 Pickle Road
Meanwhile Brewing | 3901 Promontory Point Drive
Franklin Barbecue | 900 East 11th Street
La Barbecue | 2401 East Cesar Chavez Street
Amy’s Ice Creams | 1301 South Congress Avenue
The Continental Club | 1315 South Congress Avenue
Home Slice Pizza | 1415 South Congress Avenue
Little Lucy’s |  75 1/2 Rainey Street
Lucky Robot |  1303 South Congress Avenue
Jo’s Coffee | 1300 South Congress Avenue
The Contemporary | 700 Congress Avenue
Won’t You Be My Neighbor Mural | 1421 South Congress Avenue
Congress Bridge |
Bungalow (before it got demolished) | 92 Rainey Street
Willie For President Mural |
Austin Motel | 1220 South Congress Avenue
Texas Capitol | 1100 Congress Avenue
Kendra Scott Flagship | 1701 S Congress Avenue

Austinites Featured on Somebody Feed Phil:

What’s Austin without a few notable Austinites? Phil’s first stop is LeRoy and Lewis located at Cosmic Coffee & Beer, where he meets up with Texas Monthly’s Barbecue Editor Daniel Vaughn. Phil mentions that while places like Franklin’s and La Barbecue are great, he wants to talk about new school barbecue. LeRoy goes on to say that barbecue is a method not a menu and that he is not reinventing the wheel but using the method in new ways.

Suerte is where Phil meets up with Caitlin McFarland and Emily Gipson, founders of ATX TV Festival. Phil has taken part in the festival throughout the years. We love seeing two of our favorites talk about a festival near and dear to our hearts and we can’t wait for season 12 of the fest coming in June of 2023!

Next, Phil is seen with the lead food critic at The Austin American – Statesman, Matthew Odom, who Phil has known for 10 years. They head to Birdie’s where they sit down with the owners and try a variety of menu items. Phil’s face says it all! Birdie’s is a must try.

Phil then heads to Circuit of the Americas!

At COTA, Phil meets up with racer and Vice President Eric Paradis. Eric takes him for a ride around the track in a Ferrari. This is the first time in this episode that Phil doesn’t want to talk about food!

LeRoy & Lewis’s Evan LeRoy takes Phil to meet the co-founders of Austin meal support collective Free Lunch: Jazz Mills, Carriej Fussell Bickley, and Nnedi Agbaroji. Free Lunch delivers sack lunches to houseless communities and in this segment they deliver to Camp Esperanza. Learn more about the program by visiting Freelunchatx.com

Jane Ko aka A Taste of Koko joins Phil at Kemuri Tatsu-Ya. Phil talks about Jane and MYLK Collective’s Hundred for Hospitality foundation while they enjoy a brisket bento box. During Covid, the program raised money to purchase meals from local restaurants and donate them to hospitality workers that were laid off or furloughed. She also helped keep restaurants afloat during that difficult time.

Paul Reubens aka Pee-wee Herman makes a guest appearance on the Austin episode which was a weird but nice surprise! Since this episode was filmed during 2021 when Phil’s father Sam had passed away, friend of the family Paul honors Phil’s father by telling a few jokes.

In the end, Phil brings together every restaurant owner, chef and person he had encountered in this episode at Salt Lick. Here they celebrate and talk about how Austin has changed – in both good and bad ways.

Favorite Sound-Bites:

During the episode Phil says some things about Austin that we can’t help but share!

  • “Everything’s bigger in Texas”, people. It’s not just a bumper sticker.”
  • “Austin is a booming city trying to hold on to its small-town charm”
  • “They have a saying around here: ‘Keep Austin Weird.’ Well, if this is weird, I think I want to be weird.”

We really love this episode which showcases the wonderful food community in Austin. Food is such a big part of ATX and the episode really showcases why supporting local is so important to Austinites. You can watch the episode for yourself on Netflix.

Featured photo courtesy of Netflix

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