We'll be in Austin and in San Antonio in late February. In Austin, we'll be at the Omni, and in SA, I'm hoping to stay within walking distance of the Riverwalk. We will have a car and we'll be in each city a few days.
So where should I go to get the real deal--local and delish? We're definitely not looking for fine dining or the ethnic food we can get easily at home (Indian, Asian, middle eastern, etc.). And what dishes should we try? We're pretty adventurous, and don't mind checking out a local dive, if the food/scene is great.
Will we need the car to explore beyond the areas near our hotels, or will we find sufficiently chowish experiences within walking distance?
Are there places that offer both good music AND good food, or is it better to eat somewhere, and go somewhere different for music?
Well, now we'll see if Texas hounds are as dependably chowish as their brothers and sisters have been in Miami, Savannah, Charleston, New Orleans and even France! I'm counting on you guys, and I promise to return the favors if you come to Boston!