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1 Day and Night in Austin

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Hey all,

I have a stay over in Austin from a weekend trip and am looking for a few recs. I am looking for somewhere for dinner sunday night and a lunch spot monday before I leave monday evening.

Maybe some BBQ? For dinner something unique, nothing crazy high end but would like something nice, say $50-$75 including a glass of wine or drink? No tex-mex as I already eat a lot of good mexican food because I am from Socal.

Thanks!

-S


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Also, I won't have a car so somewhere that is accessible by taxi or public transport.


"A man's got to believe in something...I believe I'll have another drink." -W.C. Fields

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Don't know yet, most likely the downtown area, I have not sorted out my hotel situation as of yet. I don't mind traveling a bit if it is accessible

Any recs on areas to stay, I don't know austin well.


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If you can handle chicken fried steak and a cobbler for lunch - Hoover's, for sure.

Or Hut's Hamburgers for a great burger and Texas size onion rings.

Me, I'd rent a car or bum a ride to Lockhart or Elgin - or both.


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OMG ! RENT A CAR ! OR CLAW YOUR WAY TO LOCKHART TEXAS !

DO NOT miss the BBQ in Lockhart !

the BBQ is SOOOO good .... i am thinking about MOVING there JUST to have access to the sublime

smoked meats on a daily basis !

if you like the REAL deal when it comes to smoked meats...... GO to LOCKHART and GO to BLACKS SMITTYS OR KREUZ !

ALL absolutely AMAZING!

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Anyone been to Wink recently? It looks interesting.


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So where did you go Swinks? Had I seen this in a timely manner I would have suggested Parkside downtown.


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Had I seen this in a timely manner I would have suggested looking over my map for something accessible. http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=106324921966915789140.0004585e078a49e893c72&z=8

Austin's bus system is passable and can get you to a lot of places and I believe they are designed to deal with bikes.


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On a trip to Austin last month, staying mostly downtown, I really enjoyed Lambert's, Peche, Frank, and Parkside.

Jezebel was mostly a bust. Undercooked sweetbreads, everything plated really "tall," unmemorable flavor combinations, underseasoned entrees. Eh.

Drove out to Cooper's in Llano for BBQ (with a stop at Inman's and another stop at Opie's in Spicewood) and it was good but a little too salty for me. We tried the brisket (still think Smitty's is better), sausage (really good), and pork ribs (good but not the best I've had).


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