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Mar 27, 2011 06:59 PM

Long weekend in Austin - what places to hit?

I am going to be in Austin for work but will be spending the weekend with a friend/co-worker to explore the city. I am from New England and love food & drinks. With the limited time we have, I am looking for recommendations for 3-4 places to eat at to really get a feel for the city. We'll be staying in the university area with no car but taking a cab isnt a problem. Also, not afraid to experiment!


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  1. I'd suggest:

    One BBQ outing: either Franklin or Lambert's.
    One Mexican outing: Fonda San Miguel or La Condesa; Polvo's if you want something super casual
    One trailer outing: Odd Duck/Gourdough's (get there early; they sell out and the lines get long)
    One adventurous meal: Foreign & Domestic
    One cheap taco outing: Tacqueria Arandas on Burnet

    Fonda San Miguel Restaurant
    2330 W North Loop Blvd, Austin, TX 78756

    2129 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702

    La Condesa
    400-A W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701

    Foreign & Domestic
    306 E 53rd St, Austin, TX 78751