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Austin City Limits 2012: A Weekend Guide

on October 11, 2012, 12:00pm
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A peculiar melange of hippies and homeboys alike, Texas’ capital isn’t just a destination for cowboys and college students. With down-home southern cooking abound, cheap beer, and a live music scene rivaling that of L.A. and New York (festivities like Austin City Limits and South by Southwest help inordinately), Austin is still somewhat of a gem preserved in the heart of the Hill Country.

At any given time, there’s something happening that’s altogether strange and wonderful. You might strike up a conversation with Britt Daniel spontaneously on your way to a co-op party, or indulge in some of the finest people-watching you’ve ever dreamed of on dirty Sixth Street.

Here we’ve put together a guide to Austin’s exceptional dives, from where to find the best late-night bacon-covered doughnut to the city’s finest spicy tacos, and everything in between. Sure, you’ve heard that everything’s bigger in Texas — that includes the lust for life, leisure, and live music.

-Paula Mejia
Staff Writer

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Desmond
October 11, 2012 at 7:18 pm

Wow, this is totally written by an out of towner…. let me start with the intro: “homeboys”? There are not any black people here. “Cheap beer”? surely you can find beer for cheap, but we are now more known as a great craft beer city. We are not at all in the “heart of the hill country” — Austin is on the very eastern edge of it. “southern cooking”? not really our strong suit. what the hell is a “co-op party”? For food, avoid the mediocre touristy spots like Stubb’s and Salt Lick. I will give you props on Chilantro and Gourdough’s, and those are some nice bars selected — but your readers should know that they are very spread out and around nothing. I’d suggest y’all hang out on 6th street east of I-35 (do not hang out on Dirty 6th, it is awful), or venture down to Rainey Street for a little more of a “scene”. Hope yall have fun!

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