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My wife and I are coming to Austin tomorrow for 5 nights of good food, drinks, and fun...and to experience the Austin music scene.

For food we like casual places...usually locally owned... and price is not a huge concern...we just want quality food and drinks...whether it costs $5 or $100.

For bars we love live music and locals places as well...We live in Florida with tourists galore... so we are not interested in that scene when we are traveling.

Any help you can give us in pointing us to some great places would be much appreciated!

Thanks, Bloomy

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  1. Where are you staying? Do you have a car? What kind of food do you like?

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    1. re: moosy

      Staying on 6th I believe...Near the music scene...We can have a car if we need to...love all types of food...seafood...southwestern, thai, cajun, tapas, french...we are laid back and flexible...

      1. re: Bloomy1968

        I found a good bit of restaurant recommendations on previous posts and board discussions...also this will be our first time to Austin...we have heard so many wonderful things...and we have both wanted to go there for 10 years or more...so any general tips on stuff to see, do, not do, etc would be great.

        Thanks, Bloomy

        1. re: Bloomy1968

          If you're here on Sunday afternoon, hit up Ginny's Little Longhorn for Chickensh*t Bingo. Just don't eat the hotdogs. My fella eats them on occassion, but I'd say just don't. If Eduardo Tamale comes, buy some tamales from him. They are pretty tasty.

          1. re: missmitzi

            Missmitzi - why do you say "don't eat the hotdogs" at Ginny's?

            Bloomy - for happenings, a good place to start is the chronicle;

            http://www.austinchronicle.com

            There's so much music around 6th and the warehouse that you could just walk around and choose what sounds good.

            1. re: rudeboy

              Because there is a chicken pooping about 5 feet away from them. I have lots of friends who eat them, but I would just never! Ick.

              I'm ready for Hatcreek to open up so I can just walk over for a burger on a Sunday afternoon.

    2. oops, posted on wrong thread. disregard.