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Trip Report Trip Report (Ongoing): A Month in Austin

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I'm in Austin for a month (and I've been twice before for weekend trips), and while I'm not a typical tourist here, I thought I'd post some of my experiences here to help others out. I'll be adding to this thread as the month goes on. I will also link to my blog where it's relevant, where I have photos and some more commentary.

Favorite places/suggestions so far:
1. Continental Club. One of my favorite places for live music, such an eclectic old-time Austin atmosphere, and always great bands, usually of the country-western variety, although not always. They even have day time music on saturday afternoon, and usually pretty low cover charge. More: http://www.eatdreamtravel.com/2012/01/quintessential-continental.html

2. Food trucks. I realize this is a kind of general category, but so many of them are good that if you're driving around and see one, chances are it's pretty good. I haven't gotten to sample that many yet, but Izzoz tacos on 1st street was really good. There are a whole group of them there at 1503 S. 1st street. There is also another group on S. Congress, and one over o on the East Side where there is supposed to be a good fish n'chips one (Bits and Druthers). Downtown are a lot too, for the workin' folks. I have read that Koreanos is supposed to be a great asian/mexican fusion truck. More: http://www.eatdreamtravel.com/2012/01/meals-on-wheels.html

3. Breakfast tacos. You need to try some of these as I've never seen them outside of Austin. I like the ones from Taco Deli a lot. But they are all over.

4. Same goes for Migas - amazing concoction of tortillas and egg. I'm a fan of them at Kerbey Lane, but again, not hard to find. And I will post more when I try more.

5. South Congress street. Home of the aforementioned Continental Club, the wonderful Amy's ice cream, and overpriced boot stores. Must stroll around here. If you have time, have lunch/brunch at South Congress Cafe. Also great pizza at Home Slice - the margherita might be one of the best ever.

6. Salt Lick BBQ. The original is about 45 minutes outside of town but you must go!! Best BBQ, great atmosphere. More: http://www.eatdreamtravel.com/2011/10/original-farm-to-texas-table.html

7. Drive up to the Oasis for drinks at sunset time. The food is not good but the view is worth the drive.

6.And after all that eating...running/walking on Town Lake (now called Lady Bird Lake). Such a beautiful trail, with lots of people out with their dogs or on bikes. Great way to see the city. Some pictures: http://www.eatdreamtravel.com/2012/01/swan-lake.html

More to come!

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