Top 5 things I’m thinking about doing tomorrow in Austin, TX

1- Visit Mellow Johnny’s – owned by Lance Armstrong.  Cool hub for fitness and social activity

2- Check out the Whole Food’s flagship store

3- Grab a bite from one of the city’s famous Food Trailers

4- Stroll along the renowed South Congress Ave

5- Eat some BBQ

Any other suggestions?  Just let me know…

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February 13th, 2012
11:37 am

Aside from all of the other great stuff here – I would totally hop online and book a flight out of this city as fast as possible. Austin is being blind-folded and robbed by it’s city counsel. I would say it’s theft of the highest degree. This city offers a fractional amount of other comparable places. I would put it right up there with Cleveland – a place I left a long time ago.

Austin expatriate in ATL

February 13th, 2012
8:05 am


Get a burger at Dirty’s.

Try the frozen Everclear margaritas at Nasty’s (safety tip: Nasty’s is owned by the Austin rugby league, so don’t start any bar fights there).

Half-Price Books on Guadalupe.

Tex-Mex at El Arroyo (aka The Ditch for locals).

Austin expatriate in ATL

February 13th, 2012
8:02 am

In no particular chronological order:

Texadelphia on The Drag for serious hangover-helper food.
The original Chuy’s on Barton Springs (accept no substitutes; the newer ones like the ATL location are good, but the original is off-the-charts better).
Shakespeare’s, the last “old Austin” bar left on Sixth Street.
MIGAS at Kerby Lane for breakfast.

Carmen Roberts

February 13th, 2012
7:03 am

I lived in Austin for about 5 years and recommend the following: visit Waterloo Records – one of the last great independent record stores (or record stores period) you can find; try some of Austin’s terrific Tex-Mex from a wide array of different places: Chuy’s, Maria’s Taco Xpress, Matt’s El Rancho, etc. Have a burger at Chuy’s. Watch the bats take off from the Congress Ave. bridge at sunset (if they even still do this). Go shopping on South Congress – great boutique stores. Drive to the Salt Lick in Driftwood, TX (just outside of Austin) for BBQ. Too many options!