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Two California women 30-40 somethings looking for cool Austin ambiance, second to fine food, next week!

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Two California women 30-40 somethings looking for cool Austin ambiance, second to fine food, next week!

morepeasplease | Sep 11, 2012 10:27 AM

Guess what? Franklin's closed the exact dates (6 days) of our trip: Sept 17-23!

I've done my research on all the sites (including fedmanwalking) and need your help narrowing this down! We're fit omnivores :) and would rather eat an innovative and/or succulent morsel of heart/liver/marrow/belly/etc. in lieu of a full plate of meat with no vegetables. We love shell/fish, both cooked and raw. We won't have a car, love to walk, and will get there if it's worth the trip!

We're attending a conference and are staying downtown for 3 nights, then in SoCo for 3 nights. Her husband isn't coming and I'm single so I think it would feel silly if we went somewhere too fancy, spendy or pretentious. We just want to check out what's 'happening' in ATX, people watch, soak up interesting atmosphere, and eat well!

In no particular order, here's the first cut! Have I overlooked anything? I appreciate any help cutting this in half (or if we could move one into lunch position). Also, keen to know if there's a particular night to go/skip.

justines
eastside cafe
2nd bar & kitchen
barley swine
stiles switch
blacks
contigo (instead of curras, fonda san miguel)
parkside
perlas
foreign & domestic
uchi/ko or kome
olivia
olive & june
blue dahlia
food trucks

I have the feeling I'll need to make reservations at some of these places...

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