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"don't miss" places in Austin?

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will be heading to Austin for the 1st time and am looking for suggestions on any not-to-be missed places for dinner/drinks, etc?

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    1. Vespaio for incredible Italian food. 1610 So. Congress.
      T&S Seafood for fabulous Cantonese Chinese food and the best Dim Sum this side of San Francisco.
      10014 No. Lamar.

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        1. ixnay on Stubb's, IMO. Unless you're going there for concert. The food is way overpriced, undermeated, and there aren't many people who would put it in the Top 5 BBQ In Austin.. I will buy their BBQ sauce, though.

          What kind of food/atmosphere did you have in mind? Half the restaurants in town are a "must do" for some reason or another.

          -sw

          1. Places somewhat unique to Austin:
            Saltlick BBQ for the ambiance as much as the food.
            Fonda San Miguel for fine Mexican dining.
            Hudson's on the Bend for Texas Game.
            Oasis for an extraordinary sunset view over Lake Travis