My Guide to SoCo....under construction...a work in progress

Here are just a few of the places that make my SoCo neighborhood such a magnet for locals and travellers alike.
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Gueros Taco Bar

Guero's is the unquestioned epicenter of the SoCo experience. Guero's is one of the places -- some say THE place -- that began the now-long-ago transformation of once-seedy South Congress Avenue into what is now SoCo: the biggest destination magnet in Austin for locals and travelers alike....

Allens Boots

You want quality boots that you'll have and treasure a long time after your visit, this is the place to go if you don't want to wait to have them hand-made to your design, though they might do that as well if you ask. Ranch hands still shop here, because of the selection, but so do stage hands and the...

Jo's Hot Coffee Good Food

Easily the most popular coffee spot around. Top-quality stuff easily equal to or beyond Starbucks in quality, but not chain-y at all in ambiance. Fast service, locally-made pastries to go with your coffee. Most folks get their caffeine to go from here. Be aware, though, that if you stay to imbibe in...

Elizabeth Street Cafe

A VERY popular Vietnamese restaurant, just two blocks downhill from the Casita. Features delicately-spiced, very flavorful renditions of Southeast Asian dishes rendered creatively and presented beautifully. Locals flock here for lunch and dinner. Very open, airy, light-filled...