I will be in Austin for the first time on a solo trip in September before taking the train out to West TX, and want to make the most of my 3 nights, 2.5 days! I'm staying in East TX near Rosewood Park and will have a bike and two eager legs at my disposal.
SUNDAY Night - I roll in around 9, so I'm planning to stay relatively close... Pizza at Via 313, a drink at ShangriLa and a visit to the ESK on site.
MONDAY - bike to Juan in a Million for bfast tacos - is there a better option within walking/biking distance I'm overlooking? I wish I could go to El Meson but I really don't think a nearly 40 minutes' ride on the bike each way is worth it.
...catching a bus downtown...
Lunch at TX Chili Parlor. I've seen opinions divided on the threads, but I kind of have my heart set on it (I'm a Death Proof apologist)
...walking down S. Congress...
This is where I need the most assistance - I don't even know where to start with the seeming abundance of food trailers in this area. Any pointers? If there is an exceptional Mexican trailer, that would be ideal, since my itinerary is light on the Mexican.....
TUESDAY - In search of the best coffee spot in East Austin. Suggestions?
Bus up to Stiles Switch for lunch, walk to Black Star Co-Op for brews.
That evening, a bike down to the East Side Food Park for Yoko Ono Miyaki....any other items I should be sampling there?
Concluding the days's eating/drinking with a nice sit at Banger's Sausage House. If there is a better craft beer bar closer to my location, I'm all ears.
WEDNESDAY, the day of BBQ reckoning....
Grab beers, book and bike and head to Franklin for brisket, possibly pulled pork (is an 8:30 arrival necessary for head of the line status on a Wednesday...?)
Once I wipe my saucy hands clean, bike to Micklewaiths for sausage. Then to John Muellers for a beef rib. After digesting a while, hit up Sams BBQ for mutton.
Do those sound like suitable choices for each establishment? Should I nix anything? Add anything? My stomach will know no bounds on Wednesday.
Before taking the train out in the evening, a quick jump over to Whole Foods... what are the best Texan craft beers I should be considering for the train ride?
Lastly, if there is any superlative hole-in-the-wall Mexican joint that you think I could wedge in anywhere, that would be appreciated.
THANK YOU. While I wish I wasn't stuffing my face alone, I'm nonetheless tremendously excited to be eating around your town.
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