If you’re an Austin local, please share your expertise by suggesting nearby restaurants, bars, or things to see or do. Provide as much information as you can: Distance from the convention venue, price range, URL, and what you like about a place are particularly useful. (We’re starting with eater.com’s “38 Essential Austin Restaurants” and the Austin Chronicle’s “First Plates: 100 Restaurants Defining Austin Dining Now.”)
Closest barbecue of Quality = http://www.ironworksbbq.com/restaurant-menu.asp Iron works, 2 blks from convention center
Most famous barbecue: Franklin’s, but you stand in line for 2 hours https://franklinbarbecue.com
Closest good Mexican food (designer): http://www.manuels.com – couple blocks from convention center
For breakfast: breakfast tacos, if you don’t know them, try them. most original ones: Torchy’s Tacos http://torchystacos.com/location/ut/ Just north of UT campus; will need a bus. Other locations exist.
Brunch is an Austin Sport
I created a map for Austin downtown area. In the map, you will find places for food and drinks near Austin Convention Center, and the convention hotels. I also included a layer for nearby B-cycle stations and some of the good restaurants in the downtown area.
For those of you who would like to learn more about Austin, here is a comprehensive Austin guide in the form of an interactive magazine that Austin Convention Center created.
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