In town this weekend for Blogher
So there will be plenty of eats including food truck excursions, Franklin and Stubbs. But I'll have time on Sunday. I'm thinking Olivia, Umami Mia at Barton Springs, Curras Grill?
Anything else--within walking distance of the conventions center?
Olivia is solid, I love the cochinita pibil and pork tamales at Curras, Umami Mia gets mixed reviews based on the Eater Austin site reports. Stubbs usually gets blasted here, but I find their serrano spinach and smoked chicken to be consistently very good (unlike the often boring brisket). Easy Tiger on 6th is very close, and I just had (see post) a pretty damn good house made bologna and egg sammie on home made bread. fun stuff. table tennis out back if you like as well. hip place.
Unless you're going for concert (which is a great and storied venue), I'd skip Stubb's. The food is pretty underwhelming. Lambert's and Iron Works are probably both better if you want to stay close(ish) to the convention center and hit BBQ, with LA BBQ, John Mueller Meat Co, Live Oak and Stiles Switch being better still if you want to venture a little farther.
I like Olivia a bunch, though when I find myself in that area, I've used it as a backup to the longer waits at Barley Swine, which is more-or-less across the street.