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All You Need to Know about SXSW in Austin: Get Ready!

  • March 08, 2023
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3. Eventbrite

SXSW Unofficial Events are all posted on Eventbrite.

There’s a long list to sort through here but you’ll find so many different types of events that will surely pique your interest. If you’re too lazy to sort through the list and just want the best events you should RSVP to, then you’re in the right place. Keep scrolling and find our curated list of events you don’t want to miss out on RSVPing!

The Ultimate Guide to Austin for Newbies

We covered all of the bases in this one. You’ll be set on hotels, restaurants, coffee shops, breweries, and more.

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2022 Austin Bucket List

f you’re in town, try to complete this full bucket list! You have 10-days so there shouldn’t be any excuses. We know you’ll be busy with SXSW, but you can’t say you really visited Austin unless you’ve done all of these yet.

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Rainey Street will be one of the top spots during SXSW besides 6th Street. We have this entire guide conveniently here to give you the full rundown of all the things to do in Rainey.

Spots to Eat Near SXSW

Our friends over at Resplendent Agency helped us with this list!

  • The South Congress Shopping District is the ultimate destination for SXSW this year. Up along the street of South Congress, there is a multitude of restaurants of various types of cuisine including Lucky Robot, Güero’s Taco Bar, Jo’s Coffee, Perla’s, Hopdoddy Burger Bar and Neighborhood Sushi, June’s All Day, Home Slice Pizza and more! There are also numerous hotels that feature tasty happy hours and/or live entertainment such as South Congress Hotel, Austin Motel, and Hotel San Jose. Whether you’re looking for a nice meal, a refreshing drink, or just a casual stroll outside, SoCo has you covered.

  • Nestled away just off the sidewalk on Austin’s iconic South Congress Avenue, Gelato Paradiso is a hidden gem offering traditional, handcrafted Italian gelato. All made in-house, gelato flavors at Gelato Paradiso range from classics like Stracciatella and Pistacchio to monthly flavors featuring seasonal and Texas-inspired ingredients as well as vegan Sorbettos. All flavors are available in a cup or on a housemade cone. Gelato Paradiso also offers a variety of handcrafted gelato cakes (available for preorder 36 hours in advance), Affogatos, and more.

  • An upscale salad bistro featuring fresh, farm-to-table fare, Vinaigrette is the perfect destination for a nourishing lunch or dinner. The restaurant’s large, serene oak tree-shaded patio is ideal for al fresco dining. Vinaigrette also features craft cocktails, curated wine as well as tinctures, and tonics that nourish both mind and body. Vinaigrette also serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. through 4 p.m.

  • A modern steakhouse located in downtown Austin with an unforgettable full-service experience, J-Prime Steakhouse is the ultimate hot spot during SXSW. The menu features their chef’s innovative recipes with the highest quality premium cuts as well as unique flair and flavor. J-Prime also offers a complete craft bar with a variety of signature cocktails, beer, and wine. Social hour is available at the bar only and includes $15 select appetizers and $12 select drinks. See here for the dinner menu, here for desserts, and here for the wine list. J-Prime Steakhouse is also available for buyouts and larger parties.

  • Located on South Lamar near downtown Austin, El Naranjo is an interior Mexican restaurant led by James Beard Award-winning Chef Iliana de la Vega. Diners can enjoy traditional Mexican dishes, craft cocktails, and wine in El Naranjo’s intimate dining room or on the patio for dinner Tuesday through Saturday as well as brunch on Sunday.

  • The weekend of Saturday, March 18 & Sunday, March, 19 El Chile will be selling their Mimosa Carafes for only $5 during brunch.

More Spots to Eat!

This list was put together by our friends at Cara Caulkins

  • TenTen

Location: 501 W 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701

Downtown Austin’s modern Japanese restaurant, TenTen just recently launched a NEW lunch menu featuring some of TenTen’s classic appetizers, Donburis, Kushiyaki, Robata dishes, handrolls, and more! Lunch will now be available every Friday from 11 am – 2 pm.  

Don’t forget about dinner! TenTen’s menu highlights crave-able, shareable dishes, from the freshest sashimi and sushi to flavor-forward robata, Japanese-style grilled meats, and vegetables. The bar offers a full sake selection, cocktails inspired by Japanese flavors, and a curated wine and beer list.

  • Devil May Care

Location: 500 West Sixth Street, Austin, Texas 78701

At the corner of West 6th and San Antonio, an underground lounge awaits: with late-night libations and entertainment, Devil May Care offers a seductive experience, unlike all the rest! From Wednesday to Sunday, Devil May Care offers robust Mediterranean-inspired menus, fine wines, and craft cocktails. Prepare to heighten your senses as you descend into the lounge. 

During the first SXSW weekend on Saturday, March 11th, guests can turn it up with Loco Dice when he takes over the underground lounge. For ticket information, visit the Devil May Care website here

Be sure to check social @devilmaycareatx for event updates! 

 

  • The Well

Location: 440 W 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701

The Well blends top-tier nutrition, local and sustainable farming, and authentic flavors for a breakthrough culinary experience that redefines healthy food in Downtown Austin. The Well brings healthy, plant-forward, and flavor-focused breakfast, brunch, lunch, snack, and dinner offerings to Austin residents. The Well is available for patio and dining room dine-in, pickup, and delivery.

The Well emphasizes the importance of low sugar, healthy fats, and clean oils. They only use the highest quality proteins and ingredients and ensure any produce listed on the “Dirty Dozen” is organically sourced. 

All the Spots to Grab a Bite!

Mylk Collective sent over their list of spots to grab a bite at!

Where To Eat Downtown 

 

  • Fareground – Fareground is right in the SXSW action, and your one-stop-shop when it comes to downtown drinking and dining. Complete with two full service bars and six eateries, Fareground makes it easy to pick and choose exactly what you’re craving. DRINK offers a daily $4 happy hour starting at 5 p.m. Enjoy $4 draft beers, house cocktails, and house wines. Along with happy hour, Fareground also offers brunch on Saturday and Sunday featuring brunch plates from around the world and boozy libations like Bloody Marias, Brunch Punch, $5 mimosas, and more. Their brunch runs all day from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Fareground is located at 111 Congress Ave.
  • Tacodeli on Congress – If you’re looking to chow down on tacos while soaking up the South By vibes, Tacodeli on Congress is the spot for you. With their expansive menu of breakfast tacos, and beef, chicken, seafood, and veggie tacos, Tacodeli makes it easy to grab a quick bite on the go, or to sit down and stay a while. Their dog-friendly patio has plenty of seating perfect for queso snacking and margarita sipping. On Thursday, March 16th, start your morning with the Tacodeli x Vital Farms Migas Meetup! From 9-11 a .m., stop by Tacodeli’s Congress location for a free migas breakfast taco while supplies last.  Tacodeli on Congress is also expanding their hours for dinner service beginning March 13th for dine-in only. The restaurant is extending their hours from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Starting March 27th, they will offer online pick-up and delivery service until 9 p.m. Tacodeli is located in the heart of Congress at 301 Congress Ave.
  •  Walton’s Fancy & Staple – Grab a pastry and a good latte, and start your morning at Walton’s Fancy and Staple. Walton’s opens bright and early at 8am making it ideal for early risers who want to kick start their South By experience before the crowds start rolling in. Their Fancy Lunch combo is complete with half a sandwich paired with either a cup of soup or side salad and is a great option when looking for a light bite that’ll leave you feeling satisfied. Looking for a boozy sip to start your day? During SXSW, Walton’s will be serving their special SXSW Bloody Mary made with house-made Bloody Mary mix, Deep Eddy vodka, bacon, and a mini slider with cheddar and sweet onion aioli. Feeling a little tired from yesterday’s shenanigans? Walton’s will also serve a SXSW Hangover Burger made with a fresh challah bun, sweet onion aioli, fried green tomatoes, white cheddar, and bacon. You can find Walton’s conveniently located at 609 W. 6th St.

 

Where To Drink in East Austin 

 

  • Cape Bottle Room – If you love wine, charcuterie, and cool vibes, head to Cape Bottle Room on the East Side. Cape Bottle Room is a wine lounge that only serves sustainable South African Wines. On Wednesdays, Cape Bottle Room offers an all day $5 Happy Hour menu and on Thursdays they offer 30% off all bottles enjoyed in-house. They also have meat and cheese boards made with Antonelli’s cheeses and South African meats. Along with being a relaxing wine lounge, Cape Bottle Room also acts as a wine retailer. Their walls are filled from top to bottom with amazing South African wines that you’re able to purchase and enjoy at home. Cape Bottle Room offers a CBR Wine Club for those looking to take a deeper look into South African Wines. The CBR Wine Club includes three bottles of South African Wine every month that range from sparkling, white, rosé, orange and red wine. In addition to three bottles every month, wine club members will also receive 10% off in store tastings, glasses, and bottles and 10% off event tickets. Become a CBR Wine Club member here. You can find Cape Bottle Room at 500 San Marcos St.
  • Progress Coffee – Whether you’re looking for a little caffeine kick or a hand-crafted cocktail, Progress Coffee’s new brick and mortar location in the Cherrywood neighborhood has got you covered. Their backyard patio is perfect for escaping the South By chaos and catching up with friends. They have Burro Cheese and Pueblo Veijo onsite so you can grab a bite and a cold brew and get fueled up for your SXSW shenanigans. From Espresso Martinis to Lavender Agave Lattes, Progress Coffee offers a little something for everyone. Progress Coffee is open daily from 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. and is located at 3421 N Interstate Hwy 35.
  • Revelry Kitchen + Bar – Revelry’s spacious patio, stellar food and drink menu, and party vibes make it the perfect SXSW destination. Located on the Eastside at 1410 E. 6th St., they offer a weekday happy hour with $5 appetizers, $2 off house cocktails, $1 off local beers and more. Revelry is celebrating SXSW with a crawfish boil and Jell-O shots on March 17th, a performance by David Thacker Band at 9 p.m. on the 18th, and a Sunday Funday Hangover Brunch with DJ Feeniks on the 19th.

 

Where To Eat & Drink Outside Of The Festival 

 

  • Aviary Wine & Kitchen – Escape the SX hustle and bustle at Aviary Wine & Kitchen. Located at 2110 S. Lamar Blvd., Aviary’s extensive wine list and pairing-focused food menu offers diners a one of a kind experience. Their rotating seasonal menu utilizes farm-to-table ingredients sourced locally wherever possible. They offer happy hour Tuesday – Saturday featuring $10 Wagyu Smashburgers, $10 cheese and coppa boards, ½ off all bottles of wine under $100, and happy hour pricing on “chef specials”. They also have all-day Sunday Service specials including $2 off wine by the glass, $2 off beers, and $10 off bottles. Aviary is located at 2120 S. Lamar Blvd.
  • TLC – Boil season has arrived, and TLC is here to feed you and your crew. Group dining is the name of the game at TLC with both spacious indoor and outdoor seating. Customize a boil for the table with options like King Crab, Little Neck Clams, Snow Crab, Gulf Shrimp, Maine Lobster and more, and flavor your boil with their signature spices and sauces like Cajun Spice, Texas Heat, Citrus Pepper, and more. TLC is the perfect place to stop in for a drink because they’re currently offering $5 frosé and ½ off all bottles of champagne all day, everyday! Along with their daily deals, TLC has a weekday happy hour from 3-5:30 p.m. consisting of $7 plates and cocktails. They also offer a Texas-sized brunch Saturdays and Sundays starting at 11 a.m. with chicken fried steak and eggs, shrimp and grits, Texas-sized Bloody Marys, Brunch Punch, $5 mimosas, and more. TLC is located in Lamar Union at 1100 S. Lamar Blvd. Site 1150.
  • Sazan – Find peace outside of the South By craze at Sazan Ramen. Located in North Austin, Sazan serves up cozy bowls of ramen, crispy curry chicken wings, Steamies dumplings, mochi, craft cocktails, and more. Sazan’s creamy Paitan ramen is the epitome of comfort food. Their interior is decorated beautifully, helping you find your inner zen when you need it most. Sazan is located at 6929 Airport Blvd. #146.

Giant Noise Recommendations!

Spots to Eat!

1. Oseyo https://www.osey oaustin.com/

Location: 1628 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702

Menu: https://www.oseyoaustin.com/menu-dinner

About: meaning “welcome to my home” in Korean, opened in 2019 showcasing dishes that draw from Miller’s Korean American background and dishes she grew up eating. In 2023, a year predicted to be of hope, the restaurant plans to start anew with a redesigned patio and Oso Room.

 

2. Vixen’s Wedding https://vixensweddingatx.com/

Location: 1813 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702 at base of ARRIVE Austin hotel

Menu https://vixensweddingatx.com/menu

About – Chef Todd Duplechan (owner/operator of Lenoir Restaurant) new Goan and Portuguese-inspired restaurant serving intensely flavorful family style eats. After circumnavigating the globe to fully immerse in Goa’s culinary tradition, Chef Duplechan has taken Goan tradition and reimagined it with Texas ingredients.

 

3. Zanzibar https://www.zanzibaratx.com/

Location- 304 E Cesar Chavez St Unit 700, Austin, TX 78701 (rooftop of Austin Marriott Downtown)

Menu- https://www.zanzibaratx.com/menus

Seven stories up and a world away. Zanzibar, is a lush tropical rooftop terrace and pool oasis with stunning views of downtown. It quickly became a popular spot among Austin locals and travelers alike, known as a socially distant outdoor rooftop where guests can escape the everyday with modern tiki cocktails. It features its own street-level elevator access on San Jacinto Boulevard to transport you seven stories up and a world away. SXSW goers will want to make sure to add Zanzibar’s “Tiki & Chill” happy hour to their itinerary which takes place Monday-Wednesday from 4-6 pm.

 

4. Foxtrot https://foxtrotco.com/stores/austin/1st-and-annie/500

Location – 1804 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704

Menu – https://res.cloudinary.com/dbtk9pyvu/image/upload/v1676413452/web/Menus/nfxlz4prhwl0x6vwjetf.pdf

 

5. Little Ola’s Biscuits https://www.littleolasbiscuits.com/

Location:  14735 Bratton Ln # 310, Austin, TX 78728

About: Located in North Austin, Little Ola’s Biscuits is a neighborhood shop serving up made from scratch biscuits, rolls, pies and pastries. Their menu features a Pimento Cheese Biscuit, a Baby Elvis Biscuit with Banana compote and honey peanut butter on a tot-sized biscuit, build your own biscuits with over 10 options and a biscuit cinnamon roll to name a few.

Spots to Stay!

1. Hotel Viata and Spa https://www.hotelviata.com/

Location: 320 S Capital of Texas Hwy, West Lake Hills, TX 78746

Understated and intimate. Gracious and memorable. Hotel Viata is not your typical hotel in Austin, TX. From the food-driven experiences around the hotel to the stunning pool and patio or elegant guest accommodations, you can expect a sweet retreat into your inner Austin side, created in a way that will transport you to an enchanting holiday overseas.

2. Austin Marriott Downtown

https://www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/ausmd-austin-marriott-downtown/overview/

Location: 304 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701

Austin Marriott Downtown features 31-stories with 613 guest rooms and 25 luxurious suites, in addition to 60,000-square-feet of meeting space. Austin Marriott Downtown also features four F&B concepts, including the rooftop terrace Zanzibar, the signature restaurant Corinne, two-story cocktail bar The Lobbyist, and modern urban grocer Loaf + Vine. The new Austin Marriott Downtown is steps away from the most popular downtown tourist attractions, bars, and restaurants. The hotel’s design is inspired by its home city, with limestone and Texas Cedar native to central Texas used throughout the hotel. Guest rooms start on level seven to maximize views of Lady Bird Lake, the University of Texas campus, the city skyline, and in the distance, Texas Hill Country. The reimagined rooms offer a spacious and elevated look complete with tailored solutions that are as inventive as its guests and features deluxe walk-in showers and spa-like lighting complete the relaxed experience throughout the room. Guests will feel a sense of place the moment they walk in the door, whether they’re in town for a staycation, weekend getaway, business trip, meeting or convention.

3. JW Marriott Austin

https://www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/ausjw-jw-marriott-austin/overview/

Location: 110 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701

Located in the heart of downtown Austin, the JW Marriott Austin offers luxury comfort and sophisticated amenities. The urban resort features an on-site spa, room service, seven bars, four restaurants, Starbucks® and the largest guest rooms in the city with floor-to-ceiling windows. Home of the new downtown concept, Dean’s Italian Steakhouse is the perfect mix of classic steakhouse and Italian favorites. Grab a bite at the ever-popular Burger Bar, a food truck concept without the wheels, or lounge on the rooftop at Edge Rooftop + Bar, with cocktails and picturesque views of the Texas State Capitol and Lady Bird Lake. The hotel is located just steps from the best attractions and entertainment options Austin has to offer and features more than 120,000 square feet of flexible meeting space with a wide variety of AV equipment and easy access to the Austin Convention Center. Indulge in an upscale getaway at JW Marriott Austin

4. Westin Hotel

https://www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/auswi-the-westin-austin-downtown/overview/

Location: 310 E 5th St., Austin, TX 78701

Get swept up in the excitement of 6th Street at The Westin Austin Downtown. Lined with blues clubs, country bars and food trucks, 6th Street is why Austin became the Live Music Capital of the World. Ask our staff for recommendations or explore this historic street on your own. Zilker Metropolitan Park, home to Lady Bird Lake and Barton Springs Pool, is only a short drive from our hotel. Meet with friends in our vibrant lobby before dinner at Stella San Jac, our signature restaurant, offering outdoor seating and an open kitchen. After hours, visit our rooftop lounge, Azul, for a refreshing cocktail by the fire pits. Enjoy swimming as you overlook the glittering skyline. Plan your next event in one of our hotel’s 12 versatile meeting rooms. Fall asleep in a spacious room or suite, designed to promote wellness and relaxation, and awake refreshed in your Heavenly® Bed. All rooms include a stimulating Heavenly® Shower. Maximize your well-being at The Westin.

5. Aloft Hotel

https://www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/ausda-aloft-austin-downtown/overview/

Location: 109 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701

Experience Texas’ capital city like never before at Aloft Austin Downtown. Tucked within the popular 6th Street Entertainment District, our hotel places you just steps away from the area’s best shopping, dining, and entertainment. The University of Texas at Austin is nearby, as is Zilker Metropolitan Park and Lady Bird Lake. Aloft Austin is home to three on-site dining options. Grab a coffee and fresh-baked pastry at Coffeehouse at Caroline, or drop in for dinner at Caroline, our locally-loved restaurant. Head Upstairs (at Caroline) for drinks, games, and more! Plan your next meeting at Aloft Austin, our hotel shares meeting space with Element Austin Downtown and has everything you need to get busy. After a long day enjoy our contemporary guest rooms that boast breathtaking views of downtown Austin.

6. Otis Hotel

https://www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/ausak-the-otis-hotel-autograph-collection/overview/?scid=f2ae0541-1279-4f24-b197-a979c79310b0

Location: 1901 San Antonio Street, Austin, Texas, USA, 78705

As the first Autograph Collection Hotel in Austin, The Otis Hotel is the educated choice in the bustling Campus District just one block from the University of Texas. The Otis believes that life should be an adventure in elevated living by offering easygoing luxury. Boutique guest rooms feature nods to Austin’s history as The Live Music Capital of the World as well as the neighboring university with in-room vinyl record players and more vintage schoolroom touches.

7. AC Hotel Downtown

https://www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/ausaw-ac-hotel-austin-university/overview/

Location:1901 San Antonio Street, Austin, Texas, USA, 78705

Explore ATX like a local at the first AC Hotel in Austin. Located in the University of Texas Campus District near the State Capitol, Dell Medical Center and Medical Center Austin. Offering contemporary design with meaningfully selected décor, AC Hotel Austin has a vibe that’s sophisticated, yet decidedly uncomplicated. Elevated dining experiences including an upscale neighborhood eatery and a rooftop lounge with incredible views of the Austin skyline

8. Moxy Hotel / Moxy University

https://www.moxyyouniversity.com/

Location: 2552 Guadalupe St., Austin, TX 78705

Moxy Austin-University has the heart of a boutique hotel and an attitude that doesn’t always follow the rules. Meet a new BFF at the bar, #PlayOn in the outdoor Backyard with swings and an Instagrammable ATX mural, and rediscover what makes you happy. Be boisterous, be daring, and be YOU. After all, we don’t take ourselves too seriously, nor should you. At check-in, we hand you a complimentary cocktail and a key card in the other. For your four-legged friends, we have special treats to make them feel right at home. When it comes to going out on the town, our team knows all the coolest spots, so you don’t get FOMO. Taco Tuesday? We don’t know her. We do tacos all day, every day! Whether you need a hangover cure or breakfast, our 24/7 taco counter, Zombie Taco, has your back.

Restaurants in the Hotels!

Burger Bar On Campus

Serving up premium beef big mouth burgers, 100% American Wagyu beef burgers, homespun shakes and addictive fry creations. Burger Bar on Congress pays homage to the city’s legendary food trucks with a walk-up window on Congress Ave. Give one a try and see what the hype is about.

 

Acre 41

Acre 41 is open daily, offering American Contemporary breakfast, lunch,and dinner. On the weekends, enjoy a specialty brunch menu, featuring the Texas Svn happy hour with $7 biscuits, $7 Bloody Mary’s, and $7 mimosas 10am to 2pm. Roll with us ’til the sun goes down. As the only modern, upscale neighborhood restaurant in Austin’s Campus District, Acre 41’s dressed-up American menu features classic dishes that go the extra acre with locally sourced meats and other comfort food favorites at the highest quality that you can enjoy time and time again.

 

Otopia Rooftop Lounge

The only rooftop pool + lounge in Austin’s Campus District! Get sunkissed at sunset at the Campus District’s only rooftop pool and lounge, Otopia. Please join us daily to soak up the sun, enjoy views of the Austin skyline, and indulge in our full menu of elevated cocktails and lite bites.

 

Caroline’s + Upstairs at Caroline’s 

Settle in at Caroline, Austin’s favorite all-day spot for homemade breakfast, lunch, dinner and grab-and-go. From homemade baked goodies and hand-selected coffee blends from Little City Roasters, Austin’s legendary roaster, to lunch and dinner menus ranging from classic to clever, everything is made fresh daily and served with love in an open, airy dining room buzzing from carefully curated playlists, wines and cocktails.Upstairs at Caroline is Austin’s premier urban backyard party. The cocktails are flowing; your koozied beer is in one hand, and a brisket taco is in the other. Catch the game or pick your game: giant Jenga, Foosball, and of course corn hole. Don’t limit happy to an hour!

 

Stella San Jac

Stella San Jac is a casual, primely located, eatery in Austin, TX. Expect thoughtful cuisine,  friendly service, and relaxed vibes becoming of our one-of-a-kind city!

 

Azul Rooftop Bar 

Located 20 floors above downtown, Azul Rooftop is Austin’s premiere rooftop pool and evening lounge experience. Azul Rooftop offers a lively day time pool scene (Azul Rooftop Pool + Cabanas) which turns to an upscale rooftop lounge at sunset (Azul Rooftop Lounge) complete with fire pits and a regular schedule of parties and special events.

 

Edge Rooftop Bar

Join us atop the JW Marriott Austin for curated drinks + bites, a laid-back atmosphere, and scenes that span the full length of downtown. An escape to the Edge awaits. Edge Rooftop is located on the 5th floor of the JW Marriott Austin. Take the public elevators up, past the Spa by JW, and just beyond the Pool — a rooftop oasis awaits, 7 days a week. Stay for a sip, snack, or sunset chat. We’ve got you covered with locally inspired small plates, craft cocktails + authentically Austin service. Drink in our Sunset Sips downtown Happy Hour, every Monday – Thursday. Take $5 off select specialty cocktails from 5-7pm.

 

Burger Bar 

Serving up premium beef big mouth burgers, 100% American Wagyu beef burgers, homespun shakes and addictive fry creations. Burger Bar on Congress pays homage to the city’s legendary food trucks with a walk-up window on Congress Ave. Give one a try and see what the hype is about.

 

Dean’s Italian Steakhouse

Dean’s Italian Steakhouse is the newest addition to downtown Austin. A classic American steakhouse with Italian expression, serving up prime cuts of beef and authentic house-made pasta, including 100% American Wagyu.  Dean’s honors an innovative passion for deep-rooted hospitality, searing a timeless legacy in Austin.

 

Corner Restaurant

Of the Lone Star’s five corners, we’re the one you go to for today’s best take on traditional Southern cuisine. Savor light, local delicacies or go all in on a spread of hearty courses. At Corner Restaurant in Austin, Texas, Local, you’ll find seasonal classics in the heart of downtown. Treat yourself and those you love to an experience inspired by bold Texan spirit.

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Kristen Votto

Kristen Votto

Kristen is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Austin City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to...

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