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Places to Eat/Drink

Highly Recommended

Bert's Bar-B-Q

3563 Far West Blvd
Austin, TX 78731
(512) 345-2378

Frito Pie. 'Nuff said. I used to eat there all the time in high school until the campus location burned down. And now it looks like they've reopened a new campus location.

My Yelp Review

Crown & Anchor

2911 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 322-9168

Close to the University of Texas at Austin campus, many an afternoon class was missed sitting on the patio enjoying a nice, cold Shiner Bock with a jalapeno cheeseburger & fries all for under $10.

Fonda San Miguel

2330 W North Loop
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 459-4121

This is my favorite Mexican restaurant in Austin. Reservations pretty much required.

Kerbey Lane Cafe

3704 Kerbey Ln
Austin, TX 78731
(512) 451-1436

An original Austin breakfast tradition with multiple 24-hour locations to serve you. However, this one on Kerbey Lane is the original.

Salt Lick Bar-B-Que

18300 FM 1826
Driftwood, TX 7861

This original location is cash only and BYOB!

Trudy's Texas Star

409 W 30th St
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 477-2935

Order the Mexican Martini w/ Herradura Gold and Grand Marnier. 'Nuff said…


801 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 916-4808

This is my favorite Japanese restaurant in Austin. And, apparently, it's a favorite of Lance Armstrong as well. Reservations highly recommended. Note that if you are looking for true sushi, this is not the place for you.

My Yelp Review

No Award

The Broken Spoke

3201 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 442-6189

Dallas Nightclub

7113 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78757
(512) 452-1300

This was my favorite country bar during my college years. I was here pretty much every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday.

The Ginger Man

301 Lavaca St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 473-8801

This pub has approximately 84 beers on tap.

Lustre Pearl

97 Rainey St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 469-0400

Magnolia Cafe

2304 Lake Austin Blvd
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 478-8645

Another breakfast tradition, no visit to Austin can be complete unless you've had a late-night meal here or at Kerbey Lane Cafe (see above).

Places to Stay

No Award

Courtyard Austin Downtown/Convention Center

300 East 4th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 236-8008

Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol

701 East 11th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 478-1111

W Austin

200 Lavaca St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 542-3600

I have not stayed here yet, but I did take a look at the Residences, which were second only to The Austonian.


Highly Recommended

Central Market

4001 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 206-1000

Whole Foods Market

525 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 476-1206

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