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big666dog

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6 days in Austin Mon, 02/20/12 7:56 PM (permalink)
We've stayed in Austin for a day or two as the starting point on past road trips (one from Austin to Las Vegas, and another from Austin to Myrtle beach, SC). This time around we're staying n Austin for 6 days to discover more about the city. We love Austin and may even look at real estate while we're here.
 
We've been covering our trip in our food blog.
 
The first entry covers great and so-so Tex-mex:
http://happymouth.ca/austin/
 
The second covers a hipster diner in Austin and the world-famous BBQ mecca, the Kreuz Market in Lockhart, TX
http://happymouth.ca/austin-day-2-kreuz-market/
 
The third starts with breakfast at the Austin institution, the Magnolia Cafe, goes to San Antonio for lunch and then dinner at the Roller Derby! (not a restaurant - the ACTUAL roller derby.)
http://happymouth.ca/texas-mish-mash/
 
That will get you caught up. We'll continue to post everyday as long as there's something to post!
 
Thanks.
 
Rob and Happy Mouth
 
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    mr chips

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    Re:6 days in Austin Mon, 02/20/12 9:52 PM (permalink)
    Loved your report. FYI, the Sterns did a food tour of Austin in 2008 and i wrote a fairly long trip report in 2009. thank you for reminding me of one of my favorite trips ever. I look forward to more of your very interesting report. thank you for sharing  the blog here on road food.
    <message edited by mr chips on Tue, 02/21/12 9:12 PM>
     
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      MetroplexJim

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      Re:6 days in Austin Tue, 02/21/12 6:00 PM (permalink)
      Hey, thanks!
       
      New to TX for only six years, Mrs. Metro and I - mostly for "food purposes" - have been "contemplating" a road trip to Austin/San Antonio for most of our residence here.
       
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        big666dog

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        Re:6 days in Austin Tue, 02/21/12 6:50 PM (permalink)
        Thanks all. We're from Ottawa, Canada and are enjoying sunny and warm Austin for a week. Tonight's posting (coming later): Food Truck Day!
         
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          big666dog

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          Re:6 days in Austin Tue, 02/21/12 11:59 PM (permalink)
          We have a new posting up:
          Food Truck Day in Austin. We ate at food truck for all of our meals. The results? MAJOR Happy Mouth!
          http://happymouth.ca/?p=6248
           
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            big666dog

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            Re:6 days in Austin Wed, 02/22/12 11:04 PM (permalink)
            Our last full day in Austin:
            Sandra Bullock's bakery/lunch spot and that open-pit BBQ icon, The Salt Lick!
            New Post: Goodbye Austin. What do Sandra Bullock and open-pit fire and smoke have in common? Our last day in the Texas capital.
            http://happymouth.ca/?p=6305
             
             
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              Tex-Max

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              Re:6 days in Austin Wed, 02/22/12 11:52 PM (permalink)
              Thanks for sharing.   Austin is a great place. I have yet to go to The Salt Lick but hope to in the future.
               
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                MetroplexJim

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                Re:6 days in Austin Thu, 02/23/12 10:13 AM (permalink)
                WOW!  Thanks, again.  As it has been on nearly every "foodie" show from Flay, to Richman, to Fieri, Mrs. Metro has the (original) Salt Lick high on her "list".  Wish you could have made it by Franklin's BBQ which is #1 on my "list".
                 
                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaZx6kGs7pg
                 
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                  Twinwillow

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                  Re:6 days in Austin Thu, 02/23/12 12:04 PM (permalink)
                  Ditto Franklin's as my #1 as well. Been to Salt lick and would have to put it last on my list.
                   
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                    mr chips

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                    Re:6 days in Austin Sat, 02/25/12 12:42 AM (permalink)
                    Great report. Austin is one of my favorite food cities ever.
                     
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                      Littleman

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                      Re:6 days in Austin Fri, 03/9/12 2:01 PM (permalink)
                      Have you been to Franklin BBQ in Austin.  It's listed as one of the top 20 best restaurants in America in a recent article.  I can think of several places in Austin that should have made that list. 
                       
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                        kaszeta

                        Re:6 days in Austin Mon, 03/12/12 4:20 AM (permalink)
                        Thanks for the food truck report, still planning our May trip to Austin, and figuring out what blend of new places we'll try along with revisits to previous favorites (Gourdough's, Chi-Lantro, and Bits and Druthers)
                         
                        That, and you've got a great blog.  Not often I have blog envy.
                        <message edited by kaszeta on Mon, 03/12/12 4:24 AM>
                         
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                          big666dog

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                          Re:6 days in Austin Sun, 04/1/12 10:48 PM (permalink)
                          Thanks so much for the complements! It's a labour of love, especially when we travel.
                           
                           
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                            Twinwillow

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                            Re:6 days in Austin Mon, 04/2/12 12:46 AM (permalink)
                            Thanks for a really great report. I wish you could have also made it to Franklin's BBQ, Stiles Switch BBQ and, the world famous Louie Mueller BBQ. Maybe next time. Austin is very unique compared to anywhere else in the US. My son graduated UT Austin in '99 and never came home. He helps keep Austin weird.
                             
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