In the new world of austerity . . . any suggestions for good happy hours -- emphasis on quality food, good wine/cocktails. Not "scene," but just pleasant places to enjoy best of Austin with some economic relief.
We've recently tried Garrido's: respectable, very pleasant locale, if somewhat limited menu options. Also, Max's Wine Dive. Very good menu, good wine choices (albeit with a wine menu somewhat hard to navigate). Other suggestions?
(btw, new poster, recently arrived in Austin, frecently from northern and then southern California). Searing hot doesn't detract from the pleasure of being part of great community. Happy, always, to hear new things about our new home!)