First time in Austin - doing a foodie trip down there with a few like minded friends. These are very tentative plans for now but wanted to see if there are some glaring omissions or somewhere better I should go to. We are all from Toronto, late 20's, early 30's and love mexican and bbq, two cuisines which are woefully underrepresented in our city.
We all arrive on Friday - not everyone in the group arrives at same time, but I will be there the earliest, arriving around 11:30 a.m. at the airport. Was thinking that after I drop off my bags where we are residing (near E6th) I could simply go wait in line at J Muellers or stile switch to grab some brisket ahead of time to bring back to the house. But realistically I might not get to those spots untill 1:00 or 1:30 even. Will it all be sold out?
DINNER- would love to take the whole crew out to some awesome, kick ass tacos and beer. There is an embarassment of riches in Austin in regards to tacos, so I would love some help here. We are staying near E 6th but will have access to a car, and there will be up to 9 of us. I'm thinking more along the lines of a pure taqueria, or should we just bite the bullet and try a place like La Condessa or Fonda San Miguel? Really we just want incredible tacos and a good time, we don't need high end Mexican.
LUNCH - One of J Muellers/Opies or Stile Switch pick up and bring back to the house
DINNER - Reservations made at Uchiko for everyone!
LUNCH - Road trip to the salt lick (original location) for lunch
DINNER - Is there a place with kick ass food and beer where we could watch an NBA Finals game?
LUNCH - Thinking this would be the day to line up at Franklins (hoping less people than over the weekend)
Appreciate any input you could provide at all and look forward to visiting this beautiful city!