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East Side King, Franklin BBQ, What Else?


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East Side King, Franklin BBQ, What Else?

jcattles | | May 3, 2012 07:47 AM

My daughter & I will be in Austin in June for two nights. I'm trying to plan our meals. We both enjoy trying new foods & are are pretty adventurous.

We're definitely driving to New Braunfels for Coopers BBQ, we were there a couple of years ago & while we enjoyed the bbq, I fell in love with the beans (if anyone has a recipe for beans like theirs, I'll be your friend forever & buy you a beer while I'm down there!!!) and blackberry cobbler. We might even float the Comal River again.

We were planning on driving to Lockhart to eat at Smitty's, Black's, & Kruez's on the second day, but the more I read about Franklin's, I think we'll hit that first. I know the line fills up fast at Franklin's, can anyone tell me the best time to show up? Also, if we decide to drive to Lockhart can anyone tell me what time Smitty's or Kreuz's typically run out of food? We've been to Black's before but wanted to try the other two places. I don't want to drive down there after waiting at Franklin's only to find that they're closed.

We'd also like to hit the East Side King food trucks. The menu at Shangri-la sounds amazing. My question about East Side King (all the locations) is do they allow minors? My daughter is 14 & it looks like we'd have to go through the bar at Liberty, so that probably won't work. I imagine we'll hit that in the evening for dinner (definitely before 8:00 pm)

That leaves us with one more dinner to plan. I've noticed a board on ramen, that sounds pretty good. I would love a taco truck of some kind also. What food is Austin known for? Is there someplace we really need to try? Our only criteria for that second night is we need to be at Bass Concert Hall by 6:30 or 7:00 pm. (By the way can anyone tell me where the best place to park around there is?) I've searched the Austin boards but nothing really stands out to me.

Thanks for you help! We're really looking forward to our trip & all the good food Austin has to offer.

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