We are making our annual pilgrimage to Austin to Barton Creek next week, but this time are bringin alone my 29 year old sister who has never been (she arrives thur) and we are trying to convince her to move here to practice nursing. We are all huge foodies, but will forgoe quailty (a little bit) for Austin vibe spots she would love. here is what we are thinking and would love some help for fun places, great food/drinks and atmopshere (rustic, hole in the wall, interesting, fun vibe). would also love some best outdoor spots, as the weather will be 70 and gorgeous.
Wed night: Open: Just for husband and me--any new places we have to hit? I never want Italain since we have good Italian at home, so no Vespaio. something romantic and or with outdoor deck would be nice--no french/italian, please...I know it is not outdoors, but possibly Parkside? nothing too over the top, i.e. Jezebel, etc. Maybe Dry Creek Saloon for a beer at sunset? other places?
thurs day: We usually do Lockhart, but are thinking City Market in Luling. Would that be the best spot to go in lieu of Lockhart--we would love an interesting road trip with interesting stops along the way.
pick up sister and take her somewhere fun for cocktail outdoors that is Austin-ey? A Mexican Margarita perhaps?
thur night: (insert dinner rec): possily Opie's and then Poodie's, but BBQ is hard for her b/c she does not eat red meat--loves chicken, though--not sure if that is good here)
Friday: AM (migas)
Drive Hill Country/vineyards
Lake Travis and drink at sunset at Oasis
Dinner at Uchi (a must and already have a res)
drinks: 4th street: Club de Ville outside (others???) no 6th street, please!
south Congress street/south congress cafe OR West End
UT campus drive by/6th street
late afternoon cocktail at Shady Grove
dinner at: (insert mexican--used to like El chile, and seeing Manor Road having a drink at red room house/bar but looks like the ambience at RHB is different now, and think she may like somewhere like Polvos or Chuy's better for ambience? what about great food? Had bad experience at Curra's, Guerros and Angie's)--was hoping to do a dinner at Supper Underground or Dai Due, but they do not have one! Rats! I want something unique like that.
AM: Maria Taco Xpress for gospel brunch (just wish I liked the bfast tacos)
Chicken Sh*t Bingo
Torchy's Tacos (have to do one trailer stop)
thanks for the help Austinites!