First, chowhounders are so great. Really. I have so many yummy places i'd love to eat in Austin next week (and Lockhart). However, i have no idea what is near what and realized i should prioritize depending on the types of things we will be doing during the day.
So i could use some help - we'll be doing lots of outdoor stuff with a three year old - Zilker, the zoo (maybe), prob UT campus (also open to ideas and parks to check out) ... what is good near these places?
My long list includes lots of carts, mexican, texmex, bbq, paletas - stuff open during the day is really helpful. Planning to make it to Odd Duck and East Side King but those will prob be the only night stuff we can do with the kid.
And we are going to try and watch the bats one night - good place to pick up to-go for a picnic dinner while we wait?
Also is there anything to see/do in Lockhart in addition to BBQ? And someone mentioned the town of Wimberly as a side trip in another thread - is this worth a little trip?
Good farmers markets or flea markets around?
Lots of questions! Thanks for recs!