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Austin - seeking recs for local food downtown & nearby

Mark Alberts | Jan 12, 2006 01:42 PM

I've scrolled down four months, I think this question has not been addressed directly.

I will be visiting Austin in a few weeks and staying downtown. Las Manitas seems to be the consensus place to go for a Mexican breakfast.

I'm also looking for good representative examples of

(1) BBQ brisket [Stubb's, Iron Works... is there some place else? Opinion seems to vary]

(2) Mexican -- Tex-Mex moreso than "interior"

(3) chicken-fried steak

(4) a high-end meal that is reflective of the region, if that makes sense. (I live in NYC so I have access to haute cuisine or whatever you want to call it.)

I understand a cab ride is not expensive but all things being equal I would prefer to walk or take a Dillo bus.

Thanks much!

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