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Love was in the air today (and everyday) at Southwest Airlines

Happy Vday y’all.  I recently landed in Atlanta from my worldwind Southwest Airlines adventure to Austin, TX with the AJC.  I hope you’ve enjoyed my posts.  I’m glad that SWA flies to Austin from Atlanta now so that I can spend more time there.  Too much to do, see, and EAT in about 36 hours.

Luv at the Gate in Austin, TX

To sum up my thoughts on Southwest Airlines’ arrival in Atlanta… “Luv”. At least during this experience, “The Luv Airline” lived up to its name.  Now… I don’t have a crystal ball and I can’t travel in time so I don’t know whether the love will continue.  I can’t predict whether all of the smiles and laughter that I experienced from all the employees of SWA will last.  What I can tell you is that , in the words of James Brown, they’ve started off on “the Good Foot”!

Overhead Bin Luv Flight from Austin, TX

I, and all of the passengers traveling from Austin today on SWA were greeted by a gate of hearts.  Hearts greeted us on the overhead bins (maybe because they are stuffed to the brim).  I also received a heart from the flight …

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Finally… some BBQ! Austin, TX signature food from Stubb’s

Stubb'sAs my trip comes to an end, it seems that I saved the best for last.  One thing that I wanted to experience was Austin’s good BBQ.  My dinner at Stubb’s was the perfect capstone.  Even though they were out of their Monday special, BBQ Beef Ribs (I was dissappointed about that), I did order the pork ribs with mac n cheese, and mashed sweet potatoes.  And I can’t forget the sweet tea.  SMH… talk about good.  I was in hog heaven.  Special thanks to Amanda Garcia, the Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau for hanging out with me.

Stubb's BBQ Rib plate

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Austin TX is picture perfect

Austin TX_Picture Perfect 1Austin TX Picture Perfect 2Part of Austin’s appeal to me (other than the food of course – ha) is the kindness of its residents and the beauty of the city.  These are some shots I took today… just because.  Enjoy!

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Hopdoddy burgers in Austin, TX… just like Flip and YEAH! in the ATL

hopdoddy burger joint with the Communications Mgr for the Austin Visitors Bureau

hopdoddy burger shop tshirt pic

hopdoddy burger shop - starring the burger

Austin TX is definitely the place to be if experiencing unique and GOOD food is part of your weekend excursion requirements.  So many restaurants with so little time!  One place that I would recommend is Hopdoddy Burger Bar on the famous S Congress Ave.  I was able to eat with Steve Alberts, Communications Manager, Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau.  Steve and the Bureau are available to answer visitor questions about Austin and the various things to do.

So what is Hopdoddy?  According to the menu, “it is the perfect union of beer and burgers”  ”hop” refers to locally crafted beer and “doddy” is the nickname given to the native cows of Aberdeen.  The should have called it “oh-golly” because the burgers are mmm mmm good, and the atmosphere was on and poppin’!  Think Flip Burger or YEAH! Burger in the ATL, but with an Austin twist.

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Whole Foods in Austin, TX – Here’s where it all began!

Whole Foods Flagship Store – Austin, TX \”Checking it out… It\’s huge!

Are you like me?  The grocery store isn’t my favorite place to go.  However, there’s something about Whole Foods that gets me just a little excited.  Yep yep… I’m man enough to admit it.  Well, I’ve hit the motherload!  Whole Foods originated in Austin, and I was able to experience it 1st hand.  Here are some pics and a video to bring my experience to you.Whole Foods Flagship Location - Austin, TXWhole Foods Flagship Store_Restaurant Area Austin, TX

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Bfast at Magnolia Cafe in Austin,TX – “Slap yo mama” good!

Bfast at Magnolia Cafe in Austin, TX – \”Slap yo mama\” good!Breakfast Anyone?  I’m at Magnolia CAFE.  The Flying Biscuit meets Mary Mac

First, thanks to all of your suggestions on where I should visit on my full day in Austin.  I already know that one day just isn’t enough time to spend in such a unique gem of a city!  Just imagine if you had to experience Atlanta in such a short time?  Good thing that SWA now flies here.  I am definitely adding it to my list of cities to come to for quick and affordable getaways.

As I mentioned, I am a foodie.  Well… I lucked up on a recco to come to Magnolia Cafe on the corner of Congress and Johanna.  Off the bat, I notice that the preference in eggs is  poached.  The locals tell me that they are to die for along with the eggs benedict.  Not my fav, but luckily everything is good on the menu so I opted for the egg soft taco (the Tex-Mex influence is every present and really good) and the gingerbread pancake with fresh bananas baked in. …

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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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The Omni Austin Hotel Downtown… Simple Elegance… “Swag-goo”

Welcome Fruit Bowl & H20

This was waiting for me when I got back from Iron Cactus restaurant.  S/O to the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown for the “Luv”.  Also… Biggups to Steve Alberts and The Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau for the great recommendation!

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Welcome to Austin, Tx… Live Music Capital of the World

Welcome to Austin Tx

Howdy y’all!  Translation… hello, hey, and/or whassup  to everyone.  ;-)

My bag and I arrived safely in Austin Tx – home of the University of Texas (Hook ‘em Horns), great BBQ and live music.  I’m staying at the Omni Hotel Downtown.  If the 1st impression rings true, then I will definitely be back.  Think of a combo of down home Texas charm with the elegance of a Omni property.

After getting some posts up after an eventful, inaugural day for Southwest Airlines in Atlanta, I headed to a spot on Trinity Street called the Iron Cactus 6th Street.  I ordered the lobster tacos and chicken nachos to go.  Yum man… yum!  Don’t tell my trainer.  Shhhh.  It’s my cheat day.  Later tonite I’ll head to a jazz spot to enjoy some of the famous live music that Austin is known for and watch the Grammy’s.  BTW… RIP Whitney Houston.

Lata lata… More to come!

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A cool Vid from the Southwest Airlines Block Party (Video)

As the party went on, I grabbed a viral video of the Southwest Airlines social media guru and of course “The Peach” as we celebrated the arrival of Southwest Airlines to the A with airline employees and well wishers…

Travel with me tomorrow as I go on one of the inaugural flights to Austin.

Live video from the Southwest Airlines Launch Party in Atlanta (via AJC)

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