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One night in Austin

mcoventry Aug 30, 2011 07:34 PM

I've only got one night in Austin :-( I wish I had more time, but . . .

1. What is the best area to stay in for a woman alone?
2. Best restaurant for dinner and breakfast? Don't care about the price since it is just me, but I would like something really great. I'm allergic to all seafood & bell pepers/chilis (depressing, isn't it?)

Any and all suggestions are greatly appreciated! TIA

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    notsusan Sep 2, 2011 07:53 PM

    As a woman alone in Austin at times, I like to stay around South Congress either at the San Jose or St. Cecilia. I like walking down to Vespaio and sitting at the bar. It's not the absolute best food in town, but the bartenders are great & food is fairly good. It's easy to have a conversation with other people if you want. For an Austin experience for breakfast, you can walk on down Congress to the Magnolia for breakfast. The pancakes with bananas & pecans are really yummy!!!

    1610 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

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    1. re: notsusan
      mcoventry Sep 5, 2011 12:05 PM

      Thanks for the suggestions, notsusan.

      Chefdavis-I pretty much like all kinds of food-american, french, italian, indian, etc. I do stay away from seafood heavy cuisines (like thai) for obvious reasons.

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      Chefdavis Sep 1, 2011 08:32 PM


      1. Maybe tripadvisor.com would be better.

      2. The seafood & peppers issue sounds truly awful.
      Give us a little more information as to what type of food you are interested in so we can make suggestions.

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