Off the Beaten Path in Austin



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Here's the local's guide to Austin, a list of regular haunts for those of reside in the great green city.

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Day 1 - Austin


For a weekend away from home, most locals would choose a cozy room in the historic Driskill in the heart of the city. The morning calls for an indulgence--a piping hot breakfast taco or two from homegrown eatery Taco Shack, followed by a leisurely tour of the latest exhibit at the Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art near the UT campus. Window-shopping along the Second Street District will work up a healthy appetite, so head to Foodheads for a handful of a homemade sandwich. Stock up on locally grown fruits, veggies at more at the eastside's Boggy Creek Farm, before indulging in a comforting albeit spicy bowl of chili at the one-and-only Texas Chili Parlor.


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Taco Shack

Location:

4412 Medical Parkway
Austin, TX 78756

Contact:

tel: +512 300 2112
fax: +512 300 2113


2

Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art

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Location:

23rd and San Jacinto
University of Texas campus
Austin, TX 78712

Contact:

tel: 512-471-7324
fax: +1 512 471 7023


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Second Street District

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Location:

200 W. Second Street
Austin, TX 78701


4

Foodheads

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Location:

616 West 34th Street
Austin, TX 78705

Contact:

tel: +1 512 420 8400
fax: +1 512 420 8401


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Boggy Creek Farm

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Location:

3414 Lyons Road
Austin, TX 78702

Contact:

tel: +1 512 926 4650


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Texas Chili Parlor

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Location:

1409 Lavaca St
Austin, TX 78701

Contact:

tel: +1 512 472 2828


7

Driskill (The)

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Location:

604 Brazos Street
At E Sixth St
Austin, TX 78701

Contact:

tel: +1 512 474 5911 / +1 800 252 9367 (Toll Free)
fax: +1 512 474 2214


Day 2 - Austin, Driftwood


Maudie's first thing in the morning can mean one thing: migas, the perfect breakfast for an active day. Once your belly is satiated, jump in the car and head southwest to Enchanted Rock, where you'll climb the giant natural orb rising out of the ground. It's a perfect all-day getaway and an awesome spot for photographs. On the drive back to the big city, make a detour to The Salt Lick for all-you-can-eat barbecue, but don't forget to stop and grab your beer or wine of choice since the Lick doesn't serve alcohol. Finally, top off your evening with a cold one at Mean Eyed Cat, the Johnny Cash tribute bar and former chainsaw shop, or mosey across the street to Donn's Depot for some two-stepping.


1

Maudie's Cafe

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Location:

2608 West 7th Street
Off Lake Austin Boulevard
Austin, TX 78703

Contact:

tel: +1 512 473 3740


3

Salt Lick (The)

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Location:

18001 FM 1826
Driftwood, TX 78619

Contact:

tel: +1 512 858 4959
fax: +1 512 858 5473


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Mean Eyed Cat

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Location:

1621 West 5th Street
Austin, TX 78703

Contact:

tel: +1 512 472 6326


5

Donn's Depot

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Location:

1600 West Fifth Street
Austin, TX 78703

Contact:

tel: 512 478 0336
fax: 512 420 0551


Day 3 - Austin, Canyon Lake


After you've slept in, get a good greasy burger at Dan's before you make your way south to Canyon Lake for an afternoon of tubing down the river. Be sure to bring plenty of sunscreen since the rays here burn bright. Several hours of lazing downstream can cause quite a hunger. Indulge in peel and eat shrimp and other fresh fish at Quality Seafood, a neighborhood seafood shop and eatery. Finish up the night at Ginny's Little Longhorn Saloon, sipping cold Lone Stars and listening to the house honky-tonk band.


1

Dan's Hamburgers

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Location:

5602 North Lamar Boulevard
Austin, TX 78751-1058

Contact:

tel: +1 512 459 3239


2

Canyon Lake

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Location:

601 C.O.E. ROAD
Canyon Lake, TX 78133-4112

Contact:

tel: 830-964-3341


3

Quality Seafood

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Location:

5621 Airport Boulevard
Austin, TX 78751

Contact:

tel: +1 512 454 5827


4

Ginny's Little Longhorn Saloon

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Location:

5434 Burnet Road
Austin, TX 78756

Contact:

tel: 512 458 1813


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