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Sep 1, 2010 08:17 AM

Downtown Austin Labor Day Weekend

I'm going to be in downtown Austin staying at the Hampton Inn Thursday through Labor Day and am looking for some great eats. I like interesting takes on American or Southern food, but Tex Mex and BBQ recommendations would be appreciated too. Price range would be $-$$$, and breakfast, lunch and dinner options are needed.

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  1. Manuel's for happy hour for civiche or the hongos guisados and a mango rita (careful - they stop hh at 6, and regular prices aren't worth it) and Franklin's bbq for Sunday brunch. If you have time to wait in line, across the river is an airstream trailer called "Flip Happy" that crepes and the cubano is quite good.

    1. For Southern comfort food try Hoover's over on Manor Rd. It's not hard to find and I've never had a bad meal there.