Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Short and Sweet Guide to Austin

S: Here's my current list of go-to places in a town that continues to rewin my heart on a daily basis.

  One of the last remaining moon towers in Austin.
(At the corner of East Eleventh and Lydia Street.)


-Barley Swine: My favorite place in Austin. The owner was named one of Food & Wine’s best new chefs last year. New American gastropub. (2024 South Lamar)
-Justine’s: Supercute French place far on the east side of the highway. Charming. Good cocktails too. (4710 East Fifth Street)
-Uchi/Uchiko: Excellent sushi. The chef won the James Beard award recently. (801 South Lamar)
-Hopdoddy: Delicious burgers and local beers. (1400 South Congress Avenue)
-Foreign & Domestic: Tiny new American restaurant up north. (306 East Fifty-third Street)
-Vivo: Great Tex-Mex. (2015 Manor Road) Also, Curra’s is great for Mexican as well. (614 East Oltorf)
-Flip Happy Crepes: I could do a whole list about the food trailers in town, but Flip Happy is my favorite for brunch crepes. (400 Josephine Street)


-Progress (500 San Marcos Street)
-Jo’s (1300 South Congress Avenue)
-Bennu (2001 E Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard)

-Easy Tiger Bakery and Bar: Supercute bar with a great selection that serves things like giant soft pretzels. (709 East Sixth)
-Yellow Jacket Social Club: Laid-back bar on the east side. Lots of outdoor seating. (1704 East Fifth)
-Haddington’s: Nice gastropub that has great food and cocktails. (601 West Sixth)

Live Music

-ACL Live at the Moody Theater: My favorite venue. Fairly new. Austin City Limits films there now. They often have free shows.
-Mohawk: Tons of indie bands come through here.


-Alamo Drafthouse: Awesome local movie theater chain. Great selection of alcohol/food, and they do tons of special screenings and events. 
 -The Paramount Theater: One of Austin’s oldest theaters. They have a lot of classic film series here.

-South Congress: Tons of local shops. Favorites: Uncommon Objects, New Bohemia, Parts and Labour.

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