Hey chowhounds -- hubby and I will be in Austin in early January for a conference. We'll be staying downtown at the Westin. Have never been to Austin before. We will most likely NOT have a car. Looking for suggestions that are walkable from our hotel.
We like interesting ingredients, creative cooking, and/or also down-to-earth pub fare (if it's done well), microbrews and a place that 'gets it' regarding the right atmosphere. Nothing considered 'expensive'-- it's just not in our budget.