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Old 06-07-2019, 09:27 PM   #1
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Default Eats ideas in Austin.

So I Will be in Austin for a few days next week doing some interviews trying to fill some positions we have at our office there and I’m looking for good eats recommendations. I will be staying about a block away from the South Congress bridge on the southside this is not my first time to Austin I have been there several times however I always end up looking at reviews at restaurants for so long and end up getting frustrated And just going with something convenient and I always end up disappointed. I am not a fan of chains so if anybody has Any recommendations I am all ears things in advance


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Old 06-07-2019, 09:40 PM   #2
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Magnolia Cafe is close and good eats. Homeslice Pizza.
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Old 06-07-2019, 09:55 PM   #3
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Old 06-07-2019, 10:11 PM   #4
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Salt lick
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Old 06-07-2019, 10:16 PM   #5
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I like stiles switch Bbq... I typically get there right as they open and have never stood in line for more than more than a few minutes
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Old 06-07-2019, 10:18 PM   #6
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South Congress eats:Vespaio is good Italian; Perlas for seafood; I frequent Home Slice too.

Polvos on S 1st is good Mexican, then walk across the street to La Mexicana for some good Mexican baked goods.

Just a few ideas, way too many to list in the South Congress/downtown area!!
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Old 06-07-2019, 10:20 PM   #7
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Perlas. Great food
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Old 06-07-2019, 10:26 PM   #8
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Polvos for margarita pitchers and good Mexican

Shady Grove has all around good menu. Pork chop is great.

Hula Hut poo poo platter for sunset and drinks.

Taco Joint for breakfast tacos. The original was north of campus when I was at UT but I hear there’s a new one near congress. My favorite tacos.

Trudy’s and Pluckers have branched out recently, but have good grub.

La bbq for fantastic bbq without the line that franklins has.

Food trucks on Barton springs are all good.

I’m sure I’m forgetting several. Man I miss Austin.


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Old 06-07-2019, 11:00 PM   #9
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Lonesome Dove off Colorado is awesome but expensive. Bangers off Rainey for any type of sausage and amazing beer selection. Gus' Fried Chicken off San Jacinto for the best fried chicken.

I make my way to those 3 almost every time I stay downtown.
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Old 06-08-2019, 08:29 AM   #10
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La barbeque is really good.

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Old 06-08-2019, 09:23 AM   #11
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Going to jump on the Polvos band wagon.

Definitely take an Uber if you get a couple of their Margaritas
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Old 06-08-2019, 10:32 AM   #12
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Casino El Camino for a burger.

Juan in a Million for breakfast tacos.
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Old 06-08-2019, 12:52 PM   #13
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Polvos for margarita pitchers and good Mexican

Shady Grove has all around good menu. Pork chop is great.

Hula Hut poo poo platter for sunset and drinks.

Taco Joint for breakfast tacos. The original was north of campus when I was at UT but I hear there’s a new one near congress. My favorite tacos.

Trudy’s and Pluckers have branched out recently, but have good grub.

La bbq for fantastic bbq without the line that franklins has.

Food trucks on Barton springs are all good.

I’m sure I’m forgetting several. Man I miss Austin.


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Solid list here.


To add to it, Black's BBQ on Barton Springs is good. You can't go wrong with LA, Stiles Switch, or Black's.

What positions are you hiring for?
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Old 06-08-2019, 02:28 PM   #14
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Red Ash. Thank me later.
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Old 06-08-2019, 09:18 PM   #15
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Sour Duck Market on east MLK has chocolate and pecan croissants that are outstanding, as well as breakfast offerings, and an outdoor eating area.
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Old 06-08-2019, 10:30 PM   #16
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If you want some incredible Italian check out la traviata on Congress. It’s killer. Eddie V’s prime seafood(swordfish steak is great.). If you want some fantastic cocktails check out the Roosevelt room. Will definitely be there again next time I’m in Austin. It’s incredible.
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Old 06-08-2019, 10:38 PM   #17
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Red Ash. Thank me later.
Great advice on Red Ash.

I also like Roaring Fork and I haven't seen Trulucks Seafood metioned yet. Monday nights, when in season, all you can eat stone crab claws for around $75. I've put down 26 back in the day....



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Old 06-09-2019, 10:13 AM   #18
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Dai Due if you wanna drop some cash.

And Sushi Nini too!

Bun Belly is awesome if you like vietnamese
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Old 06-09-2019, 10:33 AM   #19
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Great advice on Red Ash.

I also like Roaring Fork and I haven't seen Trulucks Seafood metioned yet. Monday nights, when in season, all you can eat stone crab claws for around $75. I've put down 26 back in the day....

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3x on Red Ash. It is mind-blowingly good. If you go, try the bruschetta of roasted bone marrow appetizer (not shown on the online menu, but it was on the menu at the restaurant).

Do not try to walk in or you'll wait forever, make a reservation.

Oh and if your down for good drinks, Peche around the corner is excellent.
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Old 06-09-2019, 01:11 PM   #20
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Old 06-09-2019, 01:30 PM   #21
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Terry Black's BBQ on Barton Springs, Matt's El Rancho, Fukumoto (sushi/yakitori), Halal Bros, Pluckers, Evangeline Cafe (cajun), Pour House (pizza), etc...

Lot's of good food!
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Old 06-09-2019, 02:19 PM   #22
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Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ on Manchaca is a must! Not near down town, so you’ll have to make your way over there at some point.
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Old 06-09-2019, 05:46 PM   #23
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Perla's for oysters & seafood
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Old 06-09-2019, 06:42 PM   #24
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Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ on Manchaca is a must! Not near down town, so you’ll have to make your way over there at some point.
Zip it..
That line is long enough.

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Old 06-10-2019, 11:30 AM   #25
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Going to jump on the Polvos band wagon.

Definitely take an Uber if you get a couple of their Margaritas
Here is a list I put together.

Restaurants
Louisiana Longhorn
Hopdoddy
Moonshine
Torchy’s Tacos
Perry’s Steakhouse
Polvos
South Congress Cafe
Home Slice Pizza
Central Market
Threadgill’s
The Salt Lick
Eat at a foodtruck park:
http://austin.culturemap.com/news/re...guide-is-here/

Things to see during the day:
Kayak Lady Bird Lake
Barton Springs Pool
Climb Mount Bonnell
Jacobs Well Natural Area
Hike the Barton Creek Greenbelt (3755-B Capital of Texas Hwy (Loop 360))
Visit Longhorn Caverns
Lake Travis Zipline Adventures
Stroll Down South Congress
Bob Bullock Museum
The Domain
Round Rock Premium Outlets
Basspro Shops
Watch the Sunset at The Oasis

Things to see at night:

Watch the Bats on Congress Bridge
Capital Cruises
TopGolf
PubCrawler of Austin
Cap City Comedy Club
Visit Rainey Street
Scholz Garten
Catch a movie at Alamo Drafthouse
Broken Spoke
Aontone’s
Stubb’s Bar-B-Q (Live band)
The Mohawk (Live band)
Continental Club (Live band)
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Old 06-10-2019, 12:11 PM   #26
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Lucy's Fried Chicken
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Old 06-10-2019, 01:30 PM   #27
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Zip it..
That line is long enough.

No kidding.

Solid list so far..............
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Old 06-10-2019, 01:33 PM   #28
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Dai Due if you wanna drop some cash.

And Sushi Nini too!

Bun Belly is awesome if you like vietnamese
This^^^^
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Old 06-10-2019, 04:40 PM   #29
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Thanks everyone I really appreciate the recommendations and have a good feeling I will not be disappointed in the food department this go around.
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