I've spent a few days looking through the postings on this board and have found a few restaurants to try (or avoid) during the four days I'll be in Austin, attending a business conference (May 4-7). Unfortunately, my list has to remain short because virtually my entire days (and evenings) will be taken up with conference activities...leaving not a whole lot of time for me to be on my own. This is the first time I've been to Austin and look forward to trying some of the food (such as the recently mentioned barbacoa). The only organized meal will be a BBQ Dinner at Stubbs (not a place I would have chosen after what I've read here).
I'm staying at the Four Seasons, Austin, at 98 San Jacinto Boulevard and I'm sure this would also limit any real food exploration since I won't have a car...but I'll be doing the best I can, under the circumstances.
Along with my food exploring, I'm trying to buy bottled water for my daughter's collection. The bottles need to be plastic (for safety) and sized around 16.9 fluid ounces, or so. She has 389 different water bottles in her collection and, with most of the national labels already accounted for, I'm trying to find regional and/or private labeled bottles.
Since stopping at every eatery or business I pass and asking if they sell their own "brand" of bottled water is an impossibility, I'm hoping you can help. If you can think of a restaurant/business that has it's own privately labeled water (or carries an unusual brand) and is in the same general area as the Four Seasons, I'd appreciate knowing about it. Also, I'm quite willing to take a taxi, if the trip is a fairly short one.
As you can guess from the paragraphs above, the water doesn't necessarily have to have a restaurant's name on it. Regional waters sold in retail stores and also non-restaurant, private labeled water bottles are also fair game. Even if I have to buy a six-pack or a case at a grocery, drug or liquor store and keep one bottle for my daughter and give away the rest to whoever is leaving the store and wants it for free, that's OK.
Any help you can provide in finding bottled water for the collection would be GREATLY appreciated! I'll be checking back here often to see if there are any suggestions
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