Thoughts on my choices for 1 night / 1 day in Austin
I'll be in Austin for a sunday night stay over and leaving Monday evening. Wanted some thoughts on some of the places I was thinking about hitting up. Any other suggestions? I am from Socal so I will probably skip tex mex or mexican and sushi. I won't have a car so would prefer places within walking/short taxi distance from the downtown area.
Dinner Sunday night - Was thinking about Wink, I read on another thread about Parkside. Thoughts? Other suggestions?
Coffee - any suggestions for a good local/independent coffee house? I am staying up near UT at the AT&T hotel. Would love an awesome cappuccino.
Monday Lunch - Was looking for some Barbecue, because, well, obviously. Iron Works? Saw somewhere else a place called Franklins? Got great reviews on Yelp. Other suggestions? Was also thinking about going to Frank, instead of Barbecue as I have heard good things. I know driving out to Lockhart is clearly the best move for barbecue but that's not an option.
Franklin's is reviewed in another thread, FYI. Get there at 10:45 or earlier and wait in line for the 11 AM opening.
Although after writing the above, I realize that Frankin's is not open Monday or Tuesday. Maybe he'll have special hours through SXSW?
I know you don't want sushi but I would try out Uchi and just get the cooked dishes, specifically those made with pork.
I would also throw out Vespaio or Restaurant Jezebel as very austin formal dining options.