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Ottawa chowhound to San Antonio and Austin

errant | Aug 18, 2004 10:24 AM

Hey there,

I've been reading, with interest, your suggestions for both San Antonio and Austin. We're three Canadians (two adults and a culinary adventurous 11 year old) and we'll be in Austin and San Antonio for a total of six nights. In Austin, we're staying at the Hilton Convention Center and in San Antonio, the Westin Riverwalk. We'd prefer places close to the hotel, if possible, because during the day my son and I won't have a car.

From what I've read we should try --

In Austin:

Polvos -tex-mex
Threadgills -- Texas home cooking
Vespaio -- Italian (though we can get great Italian at home and we're more into local foods)
Z-tejas (?)
Las Minitas -- tex-mex
East Side Cafe
Mueller's, Salt Lick or Iron Works for BBQ in Austin City Limits(don't know if we'll make it to Lockhart)

In San Antonio:

Blanco Cafe
Mi Tierra
Aldaco's
Chris Madrids -- for lunch
Fredrick's
Bistro Vatel
Zuni Grill (Riverwalk choice)

Any suggestions and advice would be appreciated!

Thanks in advance,

Leslie

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