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Going to Austin, Texas, USA

Mar 29, 2012 - Apr 02, 2012

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    • Counter Cafe626 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX
      Patrick Keltner recommended Counter Cafe
      I went to school in Austin, and came back to visit and wonder how I missed this place for 4 years. This is one of the best dive restaurants I have ever been to. It has amazing brunch and lunch. If you ... read more
      go I highly recommend the Counter Burger.
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      Patrick Keltner

      This place is one of the best lunch stops in Austin. The food is simply amazing!

    • BookPeople603 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX 78703
      Meg Brooker recommended BookPeople
      Very cool independent bookseller with great coffee shop and tons of reads. Calendar is full of events, including frequent readings and book signings by local and well-known authors. A must-visit in ... read more
      Austin.
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      Karin Tracy thanked Meg Brooker for this recommendation.
      Meg Brooker

      Across from the Whole Foods flagship building-- another great Austin site--

    • Broken Spoke3201 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX
      Meg Brooker recommended Broken Spoke
      A true Texas dancehall! Great music, beer, and two-stepping. Get there early for a dance lesson and to grab a table. Don't forget your leather soled cowboy boots.
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      Meg Brooker

      Definitely for the Texas experience--

    • Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum605 Robert East Lee Road, Austin, TX 78704-1453
      Meg Brooker recommended Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum
      Moving collection of scultpures by 20th century American sculptor Charles Umlauf. Works range from spiritual to mythological to family themes and even some playful animals. Umlauf was influenced by ... read more
      Rodin and Bourdelle, among others, and worked in a variety of mediums. Indoor gallery space houses seasonally rotating exhibits. Garden is beautifully landscaped with a waterfall, lilly ponds, and is a lovely place to wander for an afternoon.
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      Meg Brooker

      Recently rated by Vogue magazine for top site to visit during SxSW--

    • East Side King - Liberty Bar1618 1/2 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702, United States
      Meg Brooker recommended East Side King - Liberty Bar
      Love Liberty Bar and East Side King. Great dive bar feel with stiff drinks and plenty of room around the pool table. Best part of this place is the outdoor garden and the East Side King eats. Paul Qui ... read more
      (of Top Chef fame) is chef of this trailer food, and the brussel sprout salad is unbelievable (and only $6).
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      Meg Brooker

      Not sure how crowded-- Paul just won Top Chef!

    • Chuy's Restaurant1728 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
      Traci recommended Chuy's Restaurant
      Great Tex-Mex food. Fresh ingredients, friendly service. The decor is quite eclectic - with all sorts of random paraphernalia hanging from the walls and the ceilings. Don't forget to try the Boom Boom ... read more
      sauce - a cheesy-spicy-creamy sauce that they're famous for.
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      Traci

      An Austin institution - every time I go to Austin, my Austin friends take me here (2 separate times - they didn't know I had already been)!

    • Flipnotics Coffeespace1601 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX
      Baxter Jackson recommended Flipnotics Coffeespace
      Flipnotics is, hands down, the best coffee house in Austin. They've got a killer location on Barton Springs Road, a shady back patio, excellent coffee, delicious food and live music almost every night ... read more
      of the week. This is essential Austin right here, folks. Don't miss it!
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    • SXSW500 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX, United States
      Baxter Jackson recommended SXSW
      SXSW (South by Southwest) is a week long orgy of music, film and general, non-stop mayhem. The best way to do the festival is to volunteer. If you do, you get a badge that'll get you in just about any ... read more
      venue in exchange for a few hours each night checking wrist bands, hanging out with the bands that come from all over the world. Totally sweet gig. The SXSW showcase is when they bring out the big guns and is not to be missed - Tom Waits played the showcase the year I volunteered. There's also always a free show on 6th Street (no wristband or badge required). Iggy Pop, along with a host of other heavy hitters have graced said stage. SXSW rocks almost as hard as South Austin!
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    • Barton Springs Pool2201 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78746-5736
      Baxter Jackson recommended Barton Springs Pool
      Spring fed water at a constant 68 F makie this the place to cool ya heels after a night out in the 'World's Capital of Live Music.' The lush setting and adjacent dog park make this a killer place for ... read more
      people watching, catching a few rays and z's.
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    • Gueros Taco Bar1412 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
      Baxter Jackson recommended Gueros Taco Bar
      Gueros is an Austin Institution. Almost every movie filmed in the state capital has got at least one scene with Gueros either in the background or with the characters inside having some of their ... read more
      trademark killer carnitas or margaritas. Being big in the movies means it's popular with celebs, so it's a hot spot for star gazing too.
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    • Continental Club1315 S Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78704 ‎
      Baxter Jackson recommended Continental Club
      The Continental Club is iconic Austin at its finest. It's one of those places where you feel cooler the minute you step in the door and that feeling of coolness ain't from the AC, if you know what I ... read more
      mean. Since 1950, they've been rocking South Austin and you can feel the presence of greatness when you're there (all 3 Hank Williams have been on the stage here at one point or another) but my persona fav back in the day (we're talking mid 90's) were Sunday nights with local legend Junior Brown on his 'Guit Steel' - like Ernest Tubb and Jimi Hendrix had a baby and called him Jr. Brown. Anyway, check the Austin Chronicle while you're there 'cause they've always got a rowdy mix of road shows and local acts to keep ya'll coming back.
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    • Alamo Drafthouse Austin: Downtown320 East 6th Street, Austin, TX, United States
      Baxter Jackson recommended Alamo Drafthouse Austin: Downtown
      The Alamo Drafthouse is just the coolest movie theatre on the whole friggin planet is all. Where else on earth can you enjoy such wacky happenings as the annual 'Stoner Olympics' (on 4/20 of course) ... read more
      with Cheech and Chong as judges? Or how about a spaghetti western like 'The Good, The Bad and the Ugly' with a plateful of spaghetti included with your ticket? Or if that don't float your boat, how 'bout a blacksplotation flick and a 40oz of malt liquor to go along with it? I could go on forever 'cause these guys are always coming up with something cooler than the next. If you don't pop into the Alamo Drafthouse, you just haven't experienced Austin.
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    • W Austin Hotel200 Lavaca Street, Austin, TX 78701
    • Torchy's Tacos1311 South 1st St., Austin, TX 78704
    • 24 Diner600 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX
    • Feathers Boutique1700 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX, United States
    • Gourdough's1219 South Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
    • Moss Designer Consignment705B South Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX
    • Hopdoddy Burger Bar1400 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704
    • Zilker Park2100 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78746

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