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Chicago Chowhound in Town for 4 Nights: First Time in Austin

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Chicago Chowhound in Town for 4 Nights: First Time in Austin

ljero | Dec 19, 2006 11:28 PM

Hi there: My husband and I will be in austin in janaury staying at barton creek. Looking for must eats...want some local flair Austin restaurants that are fun with good food (i.e. Mexican and BBQ) and then more upscale restuarants with interesting/romantic atmosphere w/o being pretentious and no food I'd eat at home: i.e. no italain, french, new american, etc. places that are unique to austin on the high and low scale (no hotel restuarants). thoughts? I have done some reaearch and was sondering the following: (1) Moonshine-(sunday brunch or cocktails in carriage house bar), (2) fonda san miguel (brunch sunday), (3) Chuys and/or Shady Grove (dinner?), (4)Manuels (happy hour), (5) Hotel San Jose (coffee or cocktails), (6) Salt Lick and/orLockhart area for BBQ, (7) Uchi (sushi, I know, have in Chicago but atmosphere and preparations look interesting), (8) Hudson's on the Bend (for a nicer but still not formal dinner in uaint location? thoughts on these and/or any others? Also need fun cocktail spots, i.e. Dry Creek Saloon? Any help is greatly appreciated!

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