It seems like the whole world is heading down to Austin this week for SXSW. To be honest, I didn’t even know what SXSW was until two weeks ago, but now I’m officially jealous of all of you. So I thought now would be a good time to share what I’d absolutely do again if (when) I visit Austin another time: my Austin city guide! You’ve already heard the Franklin Barbecue story. You know that slow travel was my jam in Austin. But I hear you. What are the best things to do in Austin? Luckily this post is chock-full of goodies that I’d share with any best friend traveling to this beautiful city in Texas.
So I’ve told you my story about the (alleged) best barbecue in Austin. And let me tell you, I ate a good deal of barbecue on this trip. But what are you supposed to do if you visit Austin and you don’t eat meat? Or do your intestines you at least want a break from the barbecue? I can’t blame you! So today I have suggestions for Austin food that isn't barbecue, but is still delicious.
As soon as Austin was on the travel schedule, I immediately scoured blogs to find the best things to do in Austin. One thing showed up time and time again, regardless of whether it was a local blog or a travel blog: go to Franklin Barbecue. Each and every blog gave a nod to the ridiculous lines, but said that it was totally worth it and you need to check it out. And check it out we did. So the big question is: was Franklin Barbecue worth the wait?
“Why are you going to Austin?” For a city that’s become a hot spot, I’m surprised at how many times people asked me this before my Thanksgiving getaway. Almost as if going without a real purpose was not heard of. And maybe it isn’t for grad students, but alas. As soon as my Thanksgiving break started, I was on a flight to Texas.