Sunday, August 7, 2011

I'm in the Austin, Texas for the week at the Ecological Society of America annual meeting. Gentle Readers, do y'all have any advice on things to check out in Austin? Are there regional beers I should be drinking? I'm going to see if I can steal some of their food cart technology while I'm here.


  1. Franklin BBQ. Huge lines now that he's popular, but worth it I think. Tacos from Taco Deli or (ok, and) Torchy's. Try something from Live Oak brewing (most places have at least one of their offerings on tap.) Other local breweries that I like include St. Arnolds out of Houston, and Independence. The Draught House is a good place to sample most of them. Take in a movie at the Alamo Drafthouse on Lamar. It's probably mostly dead from a summer of 105+ but the LBJ wildflower center is nice. Go swim at Barton Springs (pool) if things get too hot. Also wander down South Congress and maybe east 6th.

    Have fun!

  2. The beers in Texas kind of suck. You should have brought me some from Michigan

  3. I have an itinerary for places you must check out while you're here. Hit me up and I'll give you the low down.

  4. Stubbs BBQ is worthwhile, imo.

  5. Oh, you are in food truck paradise. Chilantro (Korean burrito food truck). Coolhaus Austin's ice cream sandwiches. Ditto Andrew, Stubbs was great, awesome food and the best beer selection I found in Austin.

    I really like their local sweet tea, Sweet Leaf, but you can get that in Michigan these days too.

    There's a food truck, I don't recall the name, that specializes in very exotic doughnuts. You'll either find it really delicious or really nauseating (mine was a little of both -- too rich).

    This: also seems to have some worthwhile suggestions.

    I can't wait to go back.