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Whilst in Austin Texas...

~atp~

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Any recommendations on things I can do down here? ...y'all??


Seriously, I'm down on a business trip, and if anyone has any recommendations on things to do, let me know...


So far, I like the city, actually! I'm heading downtown tonight, apparently they have tons of music events going on in the core...maybe I'll buy a big-ass cowboy hat and belt buckle with the American eagle on it. ;)
 

wickedken

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4th street is considered the warehouse district, and there are some places that play house. I couldnt find any techno. One place I found playing house was called the Warehouse, and way way in the back behind a heavy red curtain, sorta hidden like but really small. A comfortable regular bar-type place is called Shakespeare's, on 6th. It's a big university town, so expect a lot of drunkenness on the weekends, mainstream music, and lots of girls calling you sugar. If you brought your driver's license you can go to a shooting club.
 
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Moez

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go meet STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN!!!!!!!!!!

heehee. no seriously, I have no clue what you should do there. I just had to plug the best wrestler ever :p

of course I am lying but I still love him!

Have a great time, though :)
 

Cheer Bear

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There is one restaurant there that's "famous" for spicy food and whatnot.(if you like that kinda thing)

I forget the name, but I will return with it shortly.
 
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RhesusMonkey

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Originally posted by SneakyPete
6th Street is where all the clubs and bars are.
I second that. Lots of good clubs around; they shut down 6th street at night (on weekends?) to road traffic. way cool. You can probably just walk from one place to another to another to another... you may want to check out 1) The Library, 2) Polly Esther's (though that may have closed...), ummm... there are others... really, just go there and walk around... you're sure to find some sort of music you like.

Also if you're not a vegetarian I suggest getting someone to take you to The Salt Lick for dinner, which has all you can eat BBQ. It's excellent. They also have a booth in the Austin Airport, for you to "snack" on during your AUS->DFW or AUS->Houston flight (if you're flying).

If you've got time, take a tour through the history (of Texas) museum. or go out to Gruene music hall for some bad-ass bluegrass. and if you think like, breakdancing is impressive... you should see these people do swing. JEEEBUS.

Other excellent restaurants are: Shady Grove, Ze Tejas (pricey), The Oasis (best view at sunset) and Hula Hut where you can have a 'hammers only' crab meal. Oh, oh... and go get a "Monster Burrito" from Freebird's. also, any "mexican" place you walk into will give you good food. just remember 1) salsa is hot, pico de gala is cold. 2) Dos Equis goes best with lime. They also have some amazing sushi restaurants.

take sandals. and shorts. Sure it's December, but it's probably about 20 down there.

Beer selection: STAY AWAY from anything that may look remotely 'canadian', a la Moosehead. Apparently we only ship the stuff that isn't fit to drink. Get a Fat Tire beer, or Black Cat (it's spicey... good with catfish or southern-fried steak)
Also, you might want to go to a beer barn just for the experience. and you probably want to rent some sort of SUV for touring around, if at all possible. like a Jimmy or something.

also, for the love of god, don't actually say "Y'all" to anyone if you can help it. Imagine every single fucking canadian in a sitcom that says "eh" (that' how you know he's Canadian). That's about the same thing. you will probably get punched in the face.

Also to keep in mind: The population of the Univeristy of Texas rivals some large cities in Canada. While in Austin, you should get used to the expression "Go Longhorns", and a large number of 'twentysomething' people that own beemers. and landrovers.

And of course, Plan 'B' is to just keep on given'er.

links:
http://www.austincityguide.com
http://www.austin360.com
 

Littlest Hobo

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Originally posted by Moez
go meet STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN!!!!!!!!!!

heehee. no seriously, I have no clue what you should do there. I just had to plug the best wrestler ever :p

of course I am lying but I still love him!

Have a great time, though :)



Wrestler Stone Cold Steve Austin (real name: Steve Williams) pleaded no contest in November 2002 to a misdemeanor charge of assaulting his wife during a domestic dispute. The numbers on the wall apparently indicate the metric system used by the Bexar County (Texas) Sheriff's office. Austin is about 6' 3", or 1.93 meters.

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He's a darling! :p
 
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~atp~

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Originally posted by Jeremy
I still regret not buying a texas belt buckle when I was in Texas.

jeremy -defending dallas- jive

Ha! That's what my friend is going to do while here...I'm tempted. :D


So far, this town seems pretty yuppie; not a lot of southern drawl or strong accents, but definitely a lot of use of the word "y'all".

And I'm heading down to 6th Ave this afternoon after a few meetings...any hot girls and I'll be sure to let you guys (and gals) know. ;)
 
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