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3017 I-35, Austin, TX 78741, USA
For a romantic getaway or a business trip, Casulo will take care of you. It is conveniently located near downtown Austin and the airport, so you will never be too far from where you need to be. Have a drink at the spacious bar, take a bath in the...
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110 The Cir, Austin, TX 78704, USA
Minimal and modern yet warm and inviting for the independent urban traveler. In the heart of the hip and vibrant SoCo district, tucked away by the shade of a few trees. It's a boutique hotel that takes pleasure in the details. It's beautiful...
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200 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
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TRACE Austin (inside the WHotel) is a restaurant featuring the finest flavors of Central Texas sourced directly from the region's surrounding farms. Texas cuisine from the freshest seasonal fare; it's a culinary experience worth living! Live Music...
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Rent a fully furnished and eco-friendly house in the South Congress (SoCo) area of Austin. A husband and wife team mindfully remodeled a few houses built in the early 1930′s and created a cozy, fun, beautiful place to welcome visitors to Austin.
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200 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
W Austin Hotel is about luxury in the heart of downtown Austin - located in the Second Street District and next door to the famous ACL music venue. Wine and dine at Trace Austin Restaurant, pamper yourself with a spa treatment at AWAY Spa Austin,...
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1130 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78703, USA
Wiggy's is a local, independently owned full service wine and liquor store but their beer cooler and two walk-in humidors are also very well stocked. The friendly staff will help you with any selection and perhaps let you have a taste or two of...
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1110 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78703, USA
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The original Z’Tejas started in Austin back in 1989 in an old Victorian house. Today, the cozy nooks and patios are part of the 6th Street legend. The menu, largely influenced by the South, signifies the rich flavors of Arizona, California,...
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525 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703, USA
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Celebrate the season at the plaza at Whole Foods on North Lamar. Take your kids for a twirl, grab a delicious and healthy lunch or dinner before or after, enjoy music, sip cocoa or buy a cup of soup...pay $10 and skate until your legs can't skate...
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600 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703, USA
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In this modern age of Spotify, iTunes, and Pandora, record stores often seem sad and bitter places. Not so Waterloo, where music lovers—both staff and customers—celebrate the art. Bands playing Austin come in for in-store performances...
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5304, 1120 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78703, USA
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Grab your newspaper and/or your dog and take your appetite to Sweetish Hill Bakery & Cafe. Sit inside or in the outside patio and enjoy a lazy morning or afternoon surrounded by amazing goodies. Sweetish Hill has been offering hot and fresh...
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1014 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78703, USA
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Ready-to-eat meals from a seasonal menu featuring fresh and high quality ingredients. Are you committed to eating healthy? Are you on a specific diet? Look no further than Snap Kitchen for when your busy schedule takes you away from your time in...
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1200 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78703, USA
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Clark's is a small, West Austin neighborhood restaurant for fresh oysters, simply prepared seafood, sustainable selections of caviar, house baked bread, hamburgers, brunch and a carefully curated beverage program. Opened in Fall of 2012 by chefs...
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603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703, USA
Leading the charge for independent bookstores since it opened in 1970, Book People is legendary for creativity and a strong calendar of events. The store holds frequent author signings—and we're talking big authors—and book...
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1012 W 6th St B, Austin, Texas 78703, USA
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Amy's has been serving homemade ice-cream for over 25 years...enough said. Amy's creates artisan ice creams with over 350 flavors in rotation. Be creative with your taste buds; choose a flavor or two and add any toppings (crush'ns) you like. Be...
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600 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703, USA
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Classic American cuisine, good service, fun atmosphere — turn it up about 10 notches and you get 24 Diner. Chef-inspired comfort food, local & organic fare, a full bar and a great beer & wine list. They feature daily blackboard specials that...
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303 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
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Moonshine is a comfortable and easygoing restaurant in downtown Austin that serves some of the tastiest American comfort food in Austin. They are known for their "All You Care to Eat" Sunday Brunch starting at 9am, but their Dinner offerings are...
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1200 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA
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There's no better way to get the perfect pair of cowboy boots than to get them made to order, and that's Heritage Boot's specialty. These boots are made by hand by artisans from Leon, Mexico that have been making boots for generations. There are...
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1202 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA
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Gail Chovan, a well known fashion designer educated in France, opened her store front, Blackmail, in 1997. She is a talented designer, most recently awarded as the Best Fashion Designer in Austin, but also as an educator in the University of Texas...
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1204 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA
After a long day of shopping and walking on SoCo, stop by Stella Blue for much needed TLC. From a Customized Facial to waxing to all kinds of professional hair services, transition into your evening or spoil yourself at Stella Blue. You will be in...
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705 Wallingford Bend Dr #110, Austin, TX 78752, USA
Industry Screen Studios a full fledged screen print studio that is keeping the screen process alive. From concert posters and fine art prints to custom t-shirts and apparel, Industry works with very talented Artists and Illustrators to create fun,...
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701 Tillery Street B-3, Austin, TX 78702, USA
I first acquired one of Mychal's beautifully handcrafted leather journals in late 2006 as a gift prior to an extended trip to Brazil. It now sits in my bookshelf, filled with sketches, poems and souvenir Brazilian flyers, stickers, photos, etc, as...
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701 Tillery Street B-3, Austin, TX 78702, USA
Lisa is a talented full-time jeweler, and all work is created in East Austin. Pay her a visit at her quaint studio, filled with tools, inspirations and materials; all representing the intricacy of her work. Watch her or her talented assistants at...
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2310 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722, USA
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Whether you come for the impressive craft beer selection or for its hearty food, Haymaker won't disappoint. It is the neighborhood bar that welcomes all; for an after work drink (check out their daily specials), to check out a game or two from...
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6317 Bee Caves Rd #380, Austin, TX 78746, USA
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When a great wine selection, tasty pizza and a wonderful deck beckon you, escape to the hills of Westlake and visit The Grove. From an impressive wine list, including at least 10 Wine Flights to choose from (offering 3 and 6 ounce pours) to a...
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5301 Airport Blvd #100, Austin, TX 78751, USA
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I have been to Japan three times, and every time I've discovered a new favorite dish. As a traveler, I will venture out of my comfort zone to experience the best a cuisine can give. At Kome, I felt like I was in Osaka or even Fukuoka experiencing...
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1611 W 5th St #165, Austin, TX 78703, USA
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Beets Living Foods Café is an upscale raw-food dining experience. Come in and experience breakfast, lunch, dinner, a snack or dessert, and take pleasure in discovering how delicious healthful cuisine can be. Chef Sylvia, a true Texas girl, helms...
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434 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
In the heart of the Second Street District, Violet Crown Cinema makes dinner and a movie an experience worth checking out, with four screens devoted to independent, documentary, and foreign films, great food and cocktails, and...
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2918, 407 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
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'Purveyors of artisan sausage' is an excellent description of this gourmet dog and beer spot in Austin's Warehouse District (4th and Colorado). The loft ceilings, large vintage murals, friendly neighborhood bar and funky table seating all create a...
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600 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
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There's Mariachis on Fridays and an amazing selection of tropical drinks to enhance the experience of being in a truly authentic Mexican restaurant. Now in its 18th year of business in Austin, El Sol y La Luna Restaurant is a local, Latina and...
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1123 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA
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Opened since 2005, Doc's is a favorite amongst locals and visitors alike. It is a neighborhood bar and grill that feels like home (if you were throwing a party). The menu is full of good food, and the full bar serves up one of the largest...
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626 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703, USA
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Legendary food in a tiny locale. Counter cafe has what you are looking for in a Diner, creative-good-comfort food, interesting people, a great counter. Come with your newspaper or strike a conversation with the waiter. Recognized by Texas Monthly...
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908 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701, USA
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A great place to stumble upon on Congress Street. It's cozy, the staff is friendly, the food is tasty and the pizzas coming out of the brick oven are perfect with a glass of wine. It's a great place for a date...take a walk down Congress Street...
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507 Pressler St, Austin, TX 78703, USA
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Hands down, one of the best Happy Hour offerings I have seen in a long time! But visit anytime. Simple makes better; premium Tequilas, fresh and seasonal ingredients and creativity. Don't leave without trying the Guacamole; made to order in front...
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1313 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA
Southside Tattoo on South Congress is known most for the shop's incredible talent, and Noska is one of those tattoo artists that makes the experience that much more memorable (not lasering this one...ever!). He has been in Tattoo Conventions all...
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The Austonian, 200 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701, USA
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American cuisine or Comfort Food? Chef David Bull's creations have been called "sophisticated and complex." In a highrise in downtown Austin, Second is classy and upscale without being too much. Try the Brunch as well! Mi-Mimosa to start the day!!...
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507 Calles St, Austin, TX 78702, USA
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First and foremost, it's a beautiful space. Sit outside on a cool day and enjoy the warm sunlight on the deck, or enjoy the modern decor surrounded by windows that bring natural light into the dining area. The food is creative and delicious, and...
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2304 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA
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Where to find amazing, Indian-homecooked style meals in Austin? New India! When I left India after spending many months there, my first worry was; where will I find these amazing dishes in Austin?! Well, I learned to cook most of them, but when I...
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603 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704, USA
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Their vanilla custard is simply amazing. There's nothing better than eating on the curbside of Sandy's and watching fellow Austinites get their burger and/or custard on! Sandy's is cheap, quick, and tasty! It's a drive-thru or curbside burger...
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214 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
Located in the heart of downtown Austin in the historic district of 6th Street, The Parish is a great indoor live music venue. With a 450 capacity, The Parish has hosted musical legends such as Pete Townshend, Slash, and Perry Farrell as well as...
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801 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
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In the 1970′s, Stubb’s restaurant became the heart of an explosive music scene. Stubbs was ground zero for musicians like Joe Ely and Stevie Ray Vaughn. Now, it is home for some amazing live music. This no frills venue isn't trying to hard, it...
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912 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
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The Mohawk is home for a diverse creative culture. This beloved Bar and Live Music Venue, located on the corner of 10th and Red River in Austin, TX. Handmade in downtown Austin Texas, The Mohawk was built in 2006 as a one of a kind Bar & Venue....
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1000 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704, USA
From Dec 7 - Dec 23, 2013 Ballet Austin brings The Nutcracker to life as one of Austin’s favorite holiday tradition. The Long Center is a performing arts venue located along Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin, Texas. The Long Center offers multiple...
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208 Nueces St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
A live music venue in the Warehouse District, The Austin Music Hall has won awards for Best Acoustic Venue and Best Place to Rave. It hosts many ACL After Parties and bands during SXSW. Recent acts include: STEVE AOKI The Pixies Zedd Candyland My...
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310 W Willie Nelson Blvd Suite 1A, Austin, TX 78701, USA
In the heart of downtown Austin and nestled in the 2nd Street District, Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater (ACL Live) is a state-of-the-art, 2,750-person capacity live music venue that hosts approximately 100 concerts a year. It serves...
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2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704, USA
The Austin City Limits (ACL) Music Festival is an annual three-day music festival that takes place in Austin, Texas. Each year, the ACL Festival brings together more than 150 acts from all over the world to play rock, indie, country, folk,...
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2809 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704, USA
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This is a dream come true for Executive Chef Michael Rypka. It began with a maxed out business card, a food trailer and a scooter, and now it has became Austin's must go to Taco Joint. These Tacos are creative and delicious, give them a try for...
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4160, 242 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
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When the weather cools down and you feel the need to eat a huge, tasty burger while sipping on a cold brew and people watching, head to Jo's. I am talking juicy patty, fluffy bun and the perfect fries! Jo's also serves homemade baked goods,...
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7020 Easy Wind Dr, Austin, TX 78752, USA
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Owned and managed by a cooperative made up of its workers and the community, Black Star Co-op supports fair wages, sources its ingredients from local farms, and elects its governing board democratically. Sound strident? It isn't: It manages...
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1305 W Oltorf St, Austin, TX 78704, USA
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They’ll do 5 “Always” beers and 5 “Sometimes” beers. So, some beers will always be on tap. And some will come and go. The food menu, just like the beer, focuses on craft and quality. But over half our menu (from pizzas, salads, and sandwiches)...
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2307 Hancock Dr, Austin, TX 78756, USA
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This café and grocery store in Rosedale is inspired by French and Louisiana cuisine and serves up gourmet fare. On a cold afternoon in Austin, there's nothing better than a plate of fluffy, made-to-order beignets and a cup of Epicerie's stellar...
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401 Congress Ave #100c, Austin, TX 78701, USA
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Houndstooth, a hip and modern cafe in downtown Austin, serves only the finest coffee, tea, beer, wine and pastries. Local and national suppliers source sustainable products from the finest estates, farms, and provinces around the world. Whether...
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319 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701, USA
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Start your day in a modern Brasserie in the heart of downtown Austin. Inspired by the bustling bistros and great sidewalk cafés of Europe, owner Love Nance reinvigorated the legendary Day Building at 319 Congress and created a space not only for...
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401 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
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Meats are given an Austin twist. Tucked away in the restored Historic Schneider Brothers Building, Lamberts serves up inventive BBQ, modern Texas cooking, and carefully prepared cocktails. Must try: Half Local Chicken: Achiote and Lime Rub,...
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6100 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78752, USA
Holiday shopping in Austin would not be the same without The Blue Genie Art Bazaar. This Bazaar is an annual arts show that features unique work from over 140 local and regional artisans – with a portion of proceeds going to Make-A-Wish Central &...
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Zilker, Austin, TX, USA
The Zilker Tree stands 155 feet tall and is composed of 39 streamers, each holding 81 multicolored, 25-watt bulbs - totaling 3,309 lights. This unique spiral pattern of lights was created by City of Austin electricians. On December 10, 1967, the...
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1100 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701, USA
It is no secret that Austin is one of the fittest cities in the US, and come February, this city closes it's streets from Downtown to North Austin and summons their citizens and visitors to participate in this great sporting event. There's great...
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2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704, USA
Pack your picnic baskets and head out to Zilker Park for an evening of live, local music. Every other week during the summer, KGSR's Blues on the Green returns to Zilker Park with free, live music. Take your blankets or lawn chairs and join in the...
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3510, 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703, USA
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Ahhh, Spring time in Austin, what a great time to dine outside and take in some much needed Vitamin D. Abel's on the Lake is the perfect place to escape to, as it is surrounded by water and offers great outdoor dining just a few minutes from...
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2908 Fruth St, Austin, TX 78705, USA
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Spider House is a legendary hot spot in Austin with a funky retro vibe. Sit inside one of the cozy rooms or on the expansive patio and enjoy all kinds of delicious libations. Must try: Quiche of the Day: Housemade quiche served with Arugula salad...
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1511 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA
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Spongy cake, perfect icing...creative flavors. These cupcakes are one-of-a-kind treats that won’t just hit the spot, they will turn your sweet tooth up a few notches. Must try: Red Velvet and that Michael Jackson
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W 3rd St & Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701, USA
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Simple, fast and delicious. These Kebabs are tasty and huge! Two buddies from Texas go on a snowboarding trip to the Swiss Alps and discover the Doner Kebab...Kebabalicious is here! Must try: beef/lamb kebab: mixed shawarma topped with lettuce,...
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1115 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702, USA
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If you are craving something a little more European...a bistro with amazing food and great atmosphere, Blue Dahlia is your place. Beautifully simple food using local and organic ingredients. Happy Hour: Mon-Fri from 3-6:30pm Must try: The Boards...
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500 San Marcos St #105, Austin, TX 78702, USA
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Full espresso bar. 39 taps of craft beer. Breakfast, sandwiches, bar snacks, and charcuterie. All in one place. If you appreciate good coffee and prefer to sip it slowly, savoring every bit of the dark brew, you are in the right place! If you know...
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1610 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA
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It's quaint, it's local, it's delicious...what else could you ask for?! This laid back Bistro in South Congress will win you over with it's impressive cold cuts, desserts and pizzas. PS: It's a GREAT place for a date. Must Try: Zucchini Fritti:...
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808 E 51st St, Austin, TX 78751, USA
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Casey's New Orleans Snowballs has been serving up cool treats since 1996. Quench your thirst and please your sweet tooth with one of their many flavor combinations. One of the best is Boston cream pie: custard syrup, Casey's Famous Chocolate, and...
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1500 S Lamar Blvd #150, Austin, TX 78704, USA
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Indulge in cuisine inspired by Northern Spain with more than 40 kinds of tapas. Owned by Spanish power couple chef Daniel Olivella and Vanessa Jerez. Some favorites include the Calamares fritos (fried baby squid, fennel) and the Paella Barlata...
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1411 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702, USA
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Takoba has two full bars, in the dining room and one in the great patio, in addition to their bar at Cantina El Milamores. All three of the bars boast the largest Mezcal selection in Austin, as well as an extensive selection of Mexican and Latin...
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100 W N Loop Blvd Unit G, Austin, TX 78751, USA
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Crafted cocktails and local beer. The Tigress is a cozy neighborhood bar in the North Loop strip. Oh, that White Port Sangria, so refreshing and delicious! If you like Zombies, they show the New season of the Walking Dead every Sunday at 8pm....
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1400 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA
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My boyfriend and I had noticed this place mid-June while in Austin with my family, but the line extended for a block outside the restaurant and we couldn't put my mother through the wait. A few weeks later, back in Austin, the line was even...