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Foodie Friday – SXSW Travel Guide

by SirLady on March 7, 2014

So your headed to Austin for South by SouthWest…..SirLady travel guide suggests …..

To EAT

Champagne and Fried Chicken, “Why the hell not” says Max’s Wine Dive.

Got the craving for some good ‘ole Texas BBQ?  Well then, your going to have to get up and out early (like 10AM) to wait on line at Franklin Barbecue.

Your in Texas and you gotta have some TexMex, yeah?!  La Cocina de Consuelo is the move.

Late night nosh, Las Trancas is the taco trailer serving up low-key grub. 1210 E. Cesar Chaves St.

Justine’s Brasserie is the best place to eat and party.

If you have an expense account, we suggest power brunch at the Four Seasons Hotel.

To STAY

A classic hotel located on Austin’s famous Sixth Street, The Driskill.

The pool scene at the W Hotel may make you think that your in L.A.  Be sure to rent a cabana at this rooftop pool and you’ll close the deal. (cabanas all sold out, ask concierge to direct you to Barton Springs.  Best au natural swimming hole).

To SHOP

Stag is a really cool, hip store that isn’t trying too hard; it just is what it is…cool.

Congress Avenue, 2ND Street District,

To DO

The city that tags itself “the live music capital of the world”, your going to want to do your research and make sure it lives up to the hype.  Try these places:

Austin City Limits Live. Arguably one of the best (and most popular) music venues in town.

Strange Brew is a 24 hour coffee shop that hosts the most ecclectic range of music and musicians: Blues, Jazz, Funk, singer-songwriters to gospel bands.

The Elephant Room.  Live jazz and poetry.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is our kind of movie theatre!  Great food and beer/wine are served during previews.

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