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Bloomy1968 Oct 13, 2009 08:59 AM

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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    moosy RE: Bloomy1968 Oct 13, 2009 09:15 AM

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

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      Bloomy1968 RE: moosy Oct 13, 2009 10:15 AM

      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...

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        Bloomy1968 RE: Bloomy1968 Oct 13, 2009 09:15 PM

        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

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          missmitzi RE: Bloomy1968 Oct 14, 2009 07:39 AM

          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.

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            rudeboy RE: missmitzi Oct 15, 2009 08:31 AM

            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.

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              missmitzi RE: rudeboy Oct 15, 2009 09:14 AM

              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. mariacarmen RE: Bloomy1968 Dec 30, 2010 11:30 PM

      oops, posted on wrong thread. disregard.

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