Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Greetings From Austin, The Brooklyn Of Texas

South Austin Central Fire Station on a balmy night in Texas

Dear Readers,
This week, I am exploring Austin, Texas.  Of course, I have my camera with me, so I will post photos of my impressions.  Will be back in Brooklyn soon.
Cheers, Katia

PS: do you have any recommendations?


Troy said...

Curra's - avocado margaritas, Mexican food
The White Horse - live music, drinks
See the bats under/at Congress Ave. bridge

Erik P said...

Salt Lick BBQ is worth the 25 min drive outside of the city. Franklins is most popular but super long lines. Try and see the bats under the bridge. Graffiti Park at Castle Hills is a photographers dream. Rainey Street is one of the coolest streets in the country. Great live music and bars. And see if anyone is playing at the Hotel Van Zandt nearby. The springs too if its warm!

sullivanjw said...

Try Olamaie - I ate there last May and loved it!

Katia said...

Thanks, guys. Sounds awesome. Will try to check these places out while I am here.

Jon Coifman said...

Get out to Enchanted Rock if you can. Beautiful spot, especially around sunset. Pics don't begin to do it justice. Combine with stop at the LBJ Ranch, as they're in the same direction.

Katia said...

Starting to get the sense that i should stay here longer.

Anonymous said...

I'm from Austin, myself. Obviously, hit up Chuy's when you can. And if you can't get to Franklin's (as was said, long lines) you might try Freedman's. Very similar BBQ without the ridiculous lines. Parking can be an issue, but they DO share a lot with the bar next door, which isn't super obvious.

Zilker Park is a nice place to visit, as well. If you like big parks, anyway. It's also right by the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, which is always a nice visit. At least, if things have started to bloom.

Katia said...

Love everyone's advice. Thanks, guys!