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Taking a first-timer to Austin this Xmas

ivankrueger Dec 19, 2012 09:37 PM

We are Los Angeles folk and I've been to Austin before. Loved the food. Aside from the obligatory BBQ and Tex-Mex, what places must we taste.

We lean towards small plates, seafood, wildly inventive over classic, big portions, comfort food. Very friendly to vegan and veggie styles, as well as Southeast Asia.

Breakfast and sweets are low on our priorities.


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    araknd Dec 21, 2012 12:43 PM

    We made our first trip to Austin in November and the truly memorable meal that we had was at Uchiko. The "tasting menu" (Omakase) is really amazing.

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    1. re: araknd
      ivankrueger Dec 21, 2012 12:58 PM

      Perfect. Looks amazing. Will definitely give it a try.

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      jwynne2000 Dec 21, 2012 03:50 PM

      Swift's Attic is another option if you are downtown and/or can't get into Uchiko.

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      1. re: jwynne2000
        ivankrueger Dec 29, 2012 12:59 PM

        We hit both. Swifts Attic was really amazing. Best of the entire trip. Thanks for the rec.

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        redhatcharm Dec 22, 2012 02:55 PM


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