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SobriquetSobriquet Posts: 1,697Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
Guys,

I'm heading out to Austin in October for 10 days to spend time with a friend we've not seen in 10 years. While I'll have a local to show me around I was wondering if anyone could recommend places to eat, sights to see etc.

I've been thinking about hiring a car and maybe driving up to Dallas or over to Houston. Is this something worth doing would you say?

Any tips welcome!

Ta,

Sob 
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  • TriakTriak Posts: 594Member @ - Epic Achaean
    In Austin - Zilker park, 6th street, see a movie at Alamo Draft House, State Capital.

    If Dallas is an option in Oct you should go to the State Fair of Texas.  Stay away from Texas/OU weekend though, Oct 12th.
    Sobriquet
  • SobriquetSobriquet Posts: 1,697Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Thanks. We're flying into Austin on the 12th, hopefully won't be any issues..
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  • TekkTekk Posts: 272Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Triak listed probably the best tourist options. Austin is a great place to start somewhere like that and just drift around. Lots of little surprises. You'll be there for the ACL festival, always a great place to grab a pass and chill for a day or two. 

    For places to eat, that's hard to answer. Austin is the food mecca of the midwest. I advised hitting up the food truck courtyard on Congress. I always eat sushi at Niichi, and get bbq at Ironworks. If you want some fancy dinner, go to Hudson's on the Bend. Hands down, the best meal I ever ate. 

    Oh, Texas/OU weekend is a blast to go to. I've went every year for the past 4, and won't be missing this years either. Such a great rivalry, and it draws people out of the woodwork. 
    SobriquetAinia
  • PeakPeak Posts: 821Member @ - Epic Achaean
    Try "the roaring fork" in Austin. Trust me when I say, "try their mac & cheese"
    Sobriquet
  • PeakPeak Posts: 821Member @ - Epic Achaean
    Careful of Pappadeaux's, if you're driving. They have a lot of cars broken into in their parking lot.
  • SobriquetSobriquet Posts: 1,697Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Tekk said:
    Triak listed probably the best tourist options. Austin is a great place to start somewhere like that and just drift around. Lots of little surprises. You'll be there for the ACL festival, always a great place to grab a pass and chill for a day or two. 

    For places to eat, that's hard to answer. Austin is the food mecca of the midwest. I advised hitting up the food truck courtyard on Congress. I always eat sushi at Niichi, and get bbq at Ironworks. If you want some fancy dinner, go to Hudson's on the Bend. Hands down, the best meal I ever ate. 

    Oh, Texas/OU weekend is a blast to go to. I've went every year for the past 4, and won't be missing this years either. Such a great rivalry, and it draws people out of the woodwork. 
    Really keen to get to a large sporting event of some kind while we are out there. Football, Baseball, Basketball I'm not too bothered, i'm just keen to see what we are missing here in the UK!. Can't get to the Texas/OU game (had to look that up!) as we land in Austin at 3pm on the 12th, but will try to get to see something.
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  • MannimarMannimar Posts: 973Member
    If you're going to recommend Alamo Drafthouse, you need to make sure he knows what he's getting into.

    Good food, good movies, great atmosphere, strict staff


    SobriquetHyperlithKaevan
  • SobriquetSobriquet Posts: 1,697Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Excellent. I remember i got a round of applause once for throwing someone's phone across the theatre when they were talking during a film. Sounds like my kind of place :)
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    MannimarKaevan
  • RystalRystal Posts: 2Member
    If you are in Austin.. you are honestly seeing the best Texas has to offer.. except for the Dallas World Aquarium. That place is legit.
    MannimarPeak
  • SobriquetSobriquet Posts: 1,697Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Well, I'm here and it's interesting compared to the UK.. :)

    Ate in Flores last night, which was nice
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  • JulesJules Posts: 2,169Member @ - Epic Achaean
    I'm always so torn about Alamo Drafthouse's execution of its policy.  I like the policy, because so many people are self-entitled jerks that get away with murder because no one stops them, but I feel like Drafthouse appeals too much to people's love of scapegoating someone from the safety of a mob... And is throwing a phone the act of a supreme social assassin, or being a bit of a bully?  Anyway, I do like Texas, a lot.  Even though it has so many rocks and snakes.   
  • TexelTexel Posts: 159Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Reviving this old thread. Carbine and I met the other day. Any other Achaean's around Austin TX?
    Okk tells you, "You 'woof'ed on a house channel in a conversation with the Lord Bard."

  • TexelTexel Posts: 159Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Got chapel and carbine mixed up again... Definitely chapel. Carbines in Australia. 
    Okk tells you, "You 'woof'ed on a house channel in a conversation with the Lord Bard."

  • LukanLukan Posts: 170Member ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    I'm in Victoria. Close-ish.
  • AhmetAhmet Wherever I wanna bePosts: 3,344Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I'm up near DFW, so four-ish hours :(
    Huh. Neat.
  • PeakPeak Posts: 821Member @ - Epic Achaean
    I'm in the middle of all of you.
  • CooperCooper IowaPosts: 4,175Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I live in Dallas/Plano now.

  • KondarKondar Posts: 64Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Super late response (just joined the forums finally) I'm in Austin, TX, been here almost 7 years now.
    Whoever appeals to the law against his fellow man is either a fool Or a coward
    Whoever cannot take care of himself without that law is both
    For a wounded man will shall say to his assailant
    "If I live, I will kill you. If I die, you are forgiven"
    Such is the rule of honor
    Texel
  • PeakPeak Posts: 821Member @ - Epic Achaean
    The next 'meet the gods' is going to be in ATX! Spread the word! @Tecton @Sarapis ;
    Texel
  • ZeniiZenii Posts: 18Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Figured I'd peep up as well, Austin here too!
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