Austin Business Trip downtown, no car
- jj Aug 10, 2004 09:00 AM
I'm heading to Austin for a weeklong meeting. I'm staying at the Hilton near the convention center, and will not have a car. I love all types of food, breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Any ideas are appreciated.
These are all near your hotel:
Threadgill's-Texas Home Cooking with live music
Zax Pints & Plates
The standard is Las Manitas (2nd and Congress) for lunch. Manuels is across the street and a bit pricier. The Iron Works BBQ is adjacent to the convention center (the lines are very long at lunch). If you want to take a short cab ride, there are other mex and BBQ options. Z-Tejas, Mueller's BBQ, and Castle Hill aren't that far away by cab, and if you share, you can split the cost with someone.
You might consider renting a bike, seeing the bats, going to Barton Springs, etc. in the evening. From the convention center area you can ride hike & bike trails for miles. And get to other restaurants.
try Chez Nous on Neches between 5th and 6th streets. their fixed price menu at $22.50 is a great buy, including a salad/soup/pate, choice from 3 entrees and a dessert. it's a casual french bistro; great food in a relaxing atmosphere.
boy, lot's of choices just a few off the top of my head.
- have a mexican martini on the deck at Cedar Door
- Finn & Porter in the hotel is new and supposed to be good
- Moonshine is across the street w/an interesting menu and wine list
- within walking you have McCormick & Schmick,Flemings, Eddie V's all seafood and steak
- donna emilia's for latin
- iron works for BBQ
- very upscale at the Four Seasons