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The NO NOSTALGIA tour of Austin, Texas

I lived in Austin in the late 80's and the early 90's. Left and never really went back. I have only one friend left in the area (and he, technically, now lives in Round Rock, though he works in the city). We'll be visiting for a wedding and I'd like to know what are the good restaurants (particularly breakfast and vegetarian) and the decent craft cocktail bars that are not hold-overs from the late 80's/early 90's. In other words, "no Kerbey Lane suggestions, please". Bonus points for a good hotel.
posted by crush-onastick on Sep 1, 2014 - 7 answers

Seeking seamstress, simple tailoring, Austin Texas

I am looking for a reasonably priced seamstress or tailor in Austin. I love to buy these 70s / 80s silk shirts from thrift shops, they're lots of fun. But the collars are dorky thin, I'd like to have a seamstress or tailor take the collars off. [more inside]
posted by dancestoblue on Jun 24, 2014 - 4 answers

Please Tell Me Where to Eat in Austin, Texas

This mid-November my wife, her brother, and I will be traveling to Austin, TX to attend the Formula 1 race at the Circuit of the America, and we have some pretty focused culinary goals, but no idea how to achieve them. [more inside]
posted by notyou on Sep 17, 2013 - 24 answers

Cheap Laptop Repair in Austin?

What's the least expensive way to competently repair a laptop in Austin, TX? [more inside]
posted by batmonkey on Dec 8, 2011 - 6 answers

Where to go/stay/eat in Austin that will appease my parents (50s) and my sister and I (20s) in April?

Snowflake travel question: trying to find a balance between stuff in Austin my parents (50s) will like, and drunken night time punk rock shenanigans for my sister and I. None of us have ever been to Texas before. Help us do your city justice, oh wise austonians! way [more inside]
posted by Betty_effn_White on Mar 14, 2011 - 16 answers

Eat, Drink, Man, Austin

Austin TX restaurant recommendations for a group of eight guys getting together for the weekend, esp. BBQ and Mexican. [more inside]
posted by mcstayinskool on Sep 23, 2009 - 22 answers

Seeking Austin Blogs

I'm moving back to Austin, TX in December and am looking for some local blogs to read in the meantime. [more inside]
posted by youcancallmeal on Jun 23, 2008 - 4 answers

need deserty scenic spot near Austin

Austin Mefites: I need to find a location not too far (say within 1/2 hour max drive time) of Austin, anywhere in the area, that looks desert-y. Sure I could drive on out to any # of places in the middle of Texas, but I don't have that much time available on the day of this particular photo shoot I'd like to do. A big, open flat & sandy area that I could have my car in if I needed to would be ideal. [more inside]
posted by bitterkitten on Jun 8, 2007 - 10 answers

Austin TX musical recommendations needed for late April 2007

Recommendations needed for hearing roots or acoustic blues music in Austin, Texas from April 26th to April 29th. [more inside]
posted by Rumple on Apr 19, 2007 - 7 answers

How to navigate to UT campus?

Help me figure out where to live in Austin, Texas, while attending UT. Is it better to plan on walking or biking to campus, or is driving-and-parking viable? Or is there some kind of bus service that's the best bet? In any case, are there any neighborhoods where I can find a small house with a yard (I have a dog) for, say, $1200 a month or less? Thanks.
posted by lustra on Apr 21, 2006 - 17 answers

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