Cool, Foodie Paradise Austin, Texas.

Austin is a young, vibrant city with a great food culture. There are not only a wide array of restaurants to choose from, there are also the very popular food trucks. Apart from the successful business and technology scene, the city also boasts to be “The Live Music Capital of the World”, hosting a very active Live Music Scene, cultural performances and art events throughout the year. The South by Southwest Festival in March every year fills the city with Music and Film for 9 days.

The area around South Congress is filled with restaurants, food trucks, second hand and vintage stores, design shops, local labels and of course cowboy boots. A very cool laid back vibe, the style is always very casual here. What struck me was how dog friendly the place was, dogs were welcome everywhere and a bowl of water always served up immediately as soon as you sat down for your thirsty pooch. I must mention the Austin Dog Rescue who do a terrific job with abandoned and rescued dogs and all the people who foster them until they find their forever home. They should all be commended for such devotion shown to our four legged friends.

I enjoyed my stay in the city, the people are friendly and welcoming, satisfied my craving for good Mexican food, witnessed the most amazing sunsets, and went crazy in Whole Foods. I do hope that they can continue live up to their slogan “Keep Austin Weird”, in keeping with the laid back, creative Austin vibe. Definitely a city worth visiting.

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The Boardwalk trail at Lady Bird Lake.
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Joe’s crab shack.
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Boot truck.
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6th Street entertainment district.
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Perla’s Seafood and Oyster Bar, South Congress. Great outdoor seating area, relaxed atmosphere and good food.
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I’m still dreaming of Perla’s fried apple pie dessert.

 

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Tom’s shoes, South Congress.
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Goorin Brothers Hat Shop, South Congress.
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Foodtrucks.
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Parts & Labour, showcasing local designers and artists.
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Cowboy Boots.
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The obligatory tacky Christmas sweater.
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South Congress
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South Congress
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Big Top Candy Shop
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By George, Scandinavian classics alongside stylish designer clothes.
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A wonderful second hand bookstore with many first editions available for sale.
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Aussies Beach and Grill Bar
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Olamaie, a contemporary take on traditional Southern cuisine.
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Brazilian steakhouse, Downtown 3rd Street.
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Fogo de Chao had the best caipirinhas of our whole trip.
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Brazilian Fogo de Chao. The endless parade of meat on skewers sliced at the table.
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Over the bridge that takes you to Downtown Austin.
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Austin’s gorgeous sunsets.
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Great view from the Hyatt Regency Austin.
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Whole Foods, you would have to drag me out of there.
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La Condesa on fashionable Second Street.
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La Condesa serving up delicious Mexican food.
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Austin’s son, Willie Nelson.
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The Austin skyline from the rooftop bar of The Catherine.

 

 

 

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Global Nomad living in Stockholm, blogging on Art, Design, Beautiful Interiors and Travel. I have lived in 7 different countries, and travel widely. Love Art and Design especially the Scandinavian aesthetics. My blog features interviews with creative people, many of them top artists and designers from Scandinavia. I also blog on my travels, offering insider tips from my global network.

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