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loved Austin! review of recent trip

orphish | Feb 19, 2010 08:05 AM

My partner and I recently visited Austin, and did good search of this board beforehand for some recs. By far and away, our favourite spot was the Roaring Fork bar downtown. Despite plans to sample happy hours all over town, we ended up there more often than not. While the Big Ass burger was good, so was the fondue pot with lamb chops, the kettle of green chile pork, the crab cake, the guacamole.... And during happy hour (4-7) it was such a deal! The drinks were also good, and the service was excellent (they cheerfully substituted gin for rum in the mojito for me!! hey, don't knock it til you've tried it, it's like a Collins with mint...)
Other places we really enjoyed for various reasons:
On South Congress: Doc's and Joe's (my first frito pie!!!)
Up by the university: Mellow Mushroom pizza (the philosopher's was delicious!)
Lambert's for the music
Stubbs for the gospel brunch (I know, probably not the best in town, but close to our hotel...and the food was actually a lot better than I thought it'd be!)
Whole Foods Market for lunch
The Jackelope on 6th
This definitely won't be our last trip to Austin! We loved the city and thought Austinites were among the friendliest folks we've encounters. Thanks for all the advice I picked up by lurking on the board before our trip!

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