My gf & I will be in Austin this Friday through Wednesday and were wondering if y'all could give us any pointers on good local eats.
We'd prefer local specialties (Tex-Mex, non-burrito Mexican, BBQ, Southern, etc) over the types of food we can get at home. We'll probably budget for one nicer dinner out, and be cheap'ish the rest of the time. I positively love migas for breakfast, and we don't really have anything comparable here, so breakfast pointers would be especially welcome, as well as anything funky and fun.
We're staying with friends in north-east Austin (near the junction of Hwys 183 & 620), but we'll get to downtown once and definitely SoCo at least once. Looks like we'll actually be closer to Round Rock than downtown Austin, but I'm not familiar with this area at all.
We plan a daytrip to Lockhart for the BBQ mecca, but will not want to travel too much otherwise.
It's been years since I was in Austin, and I've become a bit more discerning in the meantime, but I recall enjoying the migas at Trudy's South Star on Lamont. I think I ate at Chuy's (if that's a quasi famous, but not all that good, funky Tex-Mex joint near a bunch of shops (SoCo? Lamar?) in S. Austin, or maybe that was Curra's?).
In looking through this board, places that sound possibly-intriguing so far include
Top Notch for burgers
Artz Rib House
Thanks in advance, and I will report back with my experiences.