Hi everyone! I've been avidly reading this board the past few months and now I'm seeking out some opinions as the reservation window for my trip opens soon. My husband and I are in our early thirties from NY and we love exploring new cities. This will be our first time in Texas and we're really excited! We are interested in beer, barbecue, tacos, and anything regionally special/quirky. We will be in Austin (staying near the Capitol) midday Monday through very very early Saturday and will have a car from Thursday morning through our departure on Saturday. The rest of the time we'll be hoofing it or using Uber.
Really just wanted to make sure we had enough variety in our tentative itinerary. We are very open to flights of fancy but I like to have a rough idea.
Monday: midday arrival
-lunch within walking distance to our hotel: Swift's Attic? Second Bar & Kitchen?
-dinner at Uchi, drinks back near our hotel- Bar Congress, Peche, Driskill Bar, Firehouse, Brass House
-breakfast tacos: Veracruz? Pueblo Viejo? Fresa's? not too far afield from our hotel
-lunch at La BBQ
-afternoon beers at Craft Pride, Bangers, Wright Bros Brew & Brew, Easy Tiger
-dinner at Barley Swine or Odd Duck.... can't decide... may have trouble convincing my husband about the tasting menu at Barley Swine
-drinks/music nearby- Continental Club?
-more breakfast tacos
-more bbq... though I'd probably like a place with some lighter choices as I can't eat as much bbq as my husband! Ideas? Lambert's, Blue Ribbon, Michlethwait, John Mueller, Black's? Or maybe a food truck crawl?
-checking out some breweries: Hops and Grain, Pinthouse Pizza, Austin Beerworks...?
-dinner open- have tons on my list
Thursday: driving west with a vague destination of Fredericksburg for wildflowers
-grab and go breakfast
-lunch at Ottos in Fredericksburg (my husband loves German food)
-tasting beer/wine at Pecan St. Brewing in Johnson City, Pedernales Brewing, Fredericksburg Brewing, Becker Vineyards
-dinner at Dai Due on the way back??
-drinks and late night eats at East Side King at Hole in the Wall
-bbq lunch in Lockhart
-afternoon drinks at Jester King
-dinner TBD- somewhere festive on our last night!
So I guess we have two open dinner slots... I'm a little overwhelmed with choices. What's good for Mexican for dinner? Seems like that'd be a good complement.
Thanks in advance!!!