I LOVE Austin. I have been 3-4 times and this time I am going with my mom and sister. My mom has never been. We are staying three nights at the Four Seasons from Fri-Mon.
I have been to Uchi quite a few times, so I think we will have to try Uchiko one night. Maybe Friday?
I think my new number one choice since I was last there in 2010 is Barley Swine. Should we brave the lines on Friday or Sat? Thinking Friday since opens 1 hour later.
So, we have one final dinner. We all love Mexican, Tex-Mex and otherwise (modern, authentic) No Chuy's although fun. No Polvos b/c want mroe ambience. We want places with fun ambience, or Austin-vibe, awesome margs/drinks and food. Any ideas? I was thinking possibly La Condesa? I have never done FSM? Other choices?
Also have three lunches/brunches. My favorites have always been: trucks (ESK (which one?), Torchys, Flip Happy Crepes, the old Odd Duck). Any new trucks that I must try? I want to do Franklins but not up to the wait. Any other great new ones? What about other good lunches? Have liked congress Cafe for brunch and ESC in the past. Just want good cocktails and food again with Austin vibe.
Also fun places for cocktails? Shady Grove was a favorite on nice days. Guerros just to sit out side for a margarita and people watch. Any new haunts that are fun?
Other must-dos? May have to drink to Blacks for BBQ unless there is one close by better. Have done Snows, Louie M, Rudys etc. We love 'cue. and we just want some local favorites. thanks so much for the help. I will report back afterwards as always and would really appreciate the help.