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I only have 2.5 days and I'm afraid I might just have to eat everything


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I only have 2.5 days and I'm afraid I might just have to eat everything

Zhuuls | Mar 24, 2011 06:49 PM

I'm headed to Austin the first weekend in April with bf. This will be my very first time south of the Washington DC. I can't even tell you how excited I am.

I've lived in and around New York City and Montreal my entire life. I want to learn about your city via my food and to eat something that I will miss back up north. I'm steering away from french, italian, chinese, japanese. Also, traveling on a student budget means I'm trying to keep meals very cheap...lunch around $10, dinners in the 20-25$ range (before alcohol). Also, bf doesn’t eat beef, so anywhere that’s beef and no other options is a no go. (I, on the other hand, plan on eating A LOT of burgers and brisket and beef tacos) So true austinites....will you guide my decision making?

So far, plan on driving out to Salt Lick one afternoon/early evening. Might try to stop at one of the local vineyards on the way there or back. Good idea?

Here's a list I've compiled from yelp/ other chowhound posts/ word of mouth from people living in Austin. I'd love any thoughts you have.

Sit down:
-headed out to Salt Licks
casino el camino (I’ve heard really mixed things…)
Moonshine Grill
Habanero Café
Nubian queen lola’s Cajun soul food
sao paulos

Food truck/stand/trailer:
Ugly Banjos
Flying Falafel and Po Boys
The Jalopy rotisserie and press
Lucky J’s Chicken and Waffles
Along came a slider
Lucky’s puccias (I know I said I was aiming away from Italian but this truck just looks quite unique!)

Something sweet to get the tourist energy up:
-sugar mamas bake shop
hey cupcake
cutie pie wagon

To drink and be merry:
Maggie Mays
Continental club
Saxon pub
Black sheep lodge
Opa! Coffee and wine bar

Is the food at the Alamo Drafthouse worth it?
Also, any breakfast/brunch recommendations out by Barton Springs on a Sunday?

Casino El Camino
517 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill
600 E 3rd St, Austin, TX 78701

Habanero Mexican Cafe
501 W Oltorf St, Austin, TX 78704

Sao Paulo's Restaurante
2809 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78705

Koriente Restaurant
621 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701

Nubian Queen Lola Cajun Soulfood Kitchen
1815 Rosewood Ave, Austin, TX 78702

Casa Colombia
1614 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702

Salt Lick Restaurant
18300 Fm 1826, Driftwood, TX 78619

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
1120 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX

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