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txag Dec 25, 2007 05:22 PM

Will be there next Thursday night. Staying at the Driskell, was wondering what people liked in that area.


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    jwynne2000 RE: txag Dec 26, 2007 03:42 AM

    That encompasses a lot. Can you give us more information? Maybe what type of cuisine you're looking for, price range, etc?

    Also, using the "search this board" link above, type in "downtown" and you should be able to pull up a wealth of similar topics.

    1. amysuehere RE: txag Dec 26, 2007 05:27 AM

      You're staying at one of the most highly touted places to eat in town...if you can afford it.

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        taliesin15 RE: txag Dec 26, 2007 08:06 AM

        Other close-by obvious choices: The Four Seasons' redesigned restaurant, Louis' 106 (wish they'd bring back their delightful grilled fresh sardines though), La Traviata. All 3 close walking distance. Personally, I think Uchi is the best restaurant in Austin, a bit far to walk, but probably a 5 minute cab-ride. Another short cab-ride, for downscale, would be Sam's BBQ for the best BBQ in town, or Curra's on Oltorf, one of the better Tex-Mex places.

        1. everydayfoodie RE: txag Dec 26, 2007 05:48 PM

          Roaring Fork (just a few blocks down Congress) is an interesting dining experience, inspired by Texas cuisine but still approachable for a variety of tastes. Try the green chile mac and cheese or the green chile stew.

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            Chicago Wine Geek RE: everydayfoodie Dec 27, 2007 06:21 AM

            If you go to Roaring Fork, try the beef jerky at the bar!

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              txag RE: Chicago Wine Geek Dec 27, 2007 09:24 AM

              Thanks, looking for something a little more casual. Tex Mex would be fine, is the Roaring Fork casual. Also, need a place open a little later, say around 10PM.


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                Chicago Wine Geek RE: txag Dec 28, 2007 07:33 AM

                Roaring Fork is casual. Open until 10pm M-T, 11pm on F/S

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