I'm going to be in Austin for several days next week, and I'm looking for recs. I'm not looking for places that do food I could get elsewhere, but rather food that is representative of the area. I trend more toward local joints with character than fine dining.
From browsing the boards, it seems like Tex Mex and BBQ are two local food categories. Others?
I'll be staying at the Austin Motel on South Congress, so close to there is a plus (but I have a car and am willing to drive).