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LA guy in Austin Tx for a weekend

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What Resturants should I eat at? don't care about money

What night spots should I go to? I party in Hollywood, so I like the pretentious places with hot girls.

Shopping advice?

Go!
 

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night spots, for that vibe, go to west 6th street area. - j blacks, key bar, dogwood, enzo, the ranch....it's about as pretentious as austin gets. plenty of hot college girls and yuppie sluts.

shopping - the domain and by george sound like they'll be a fit for you.

lotta good restaurants. depends on what you're looking for.
 

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Originally Posted by grundletaint
night spots, for that vibe, go to west 6th street area. - j blacks, key bar, dogwood, enzo, the ranch....it's about as pretentious as austin gets. plenty of hot college girls and yuppie sluts. shopping - the domain and by george sound like they'll be a fit for you. lotta good restaurants. depends on what you're looking for.
You at UT? West 6th is what you're looking for. UT girls are fine and put out, but don't let them open their mouth. You'll get immediate bonus points if you mention where you're from. If you're looking for a nice meal: go to Hudson's on the Bend, Aquarelle or Sullivan's (this one and Aquarelle are in the heart of down town, so it's convenient before you hit the bars if you're so inclined). Make sure that you have people whom you enjoy spending time with if you go to Aquarelle. It's a great place, but very much a slow down, sit and talk sort of meal. Don't bother with Three Forks- it's good but not great. If you're looking for more Austin styled food (arguably better): Torchy's Tacos, Freebird's, Hut's Hamburgers, and Ironworks Barbeque are all great. Get the trailer park (trashy) if you go Torchy's. People will tell you to go to Chuy's, but it's shitty tex mex. Shady grove is also excellent (green chili burger is where it's at).
 

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nah, well out of college. you?

stay the hell away from guero's. people champion that place, too. lambert's and la condesa are good restaurants, downtown, will have your kinda people, and are walking distance to a lot of places.

+1 on aquarelle and sullivan's, especially if you like strong martinis. hudson's is incredibly good wild game type of place but a 30-40 minute drive depending on where you're staying.

uchi is a popular sushi spot. not my favorite but there's always a scene and hot ass.
 

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I'm a sophomore at A&M, but from Austin, near Steiner Ranch. I love the city, and love the people outside of college, but can't stand a lot of the douchebaggery that takes place at UT.

I'm honestly surprised that there aren't more Austinites on here.
 

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Originally Posted by Cary Grant
+1 on Hudson's, +2 on Aquarelle. Is Emerald's still around/good?

I actually ate there recently on the recommendation of my mom. The food was a little overwhelming in terms of just how much flavor they loaded on, but good. They were running short on several menu items and it took significantly longer than it should have, but they were very sweet and were busting ass to fix it. I figure that it was a bad day, but I'd have to eat there another time before I recommended it.
 

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Originally Posted by HgaleK
I'm a sophomore at A&M, but from Austin, near Steiner Ranch. I love the city, and love the people outside of college, but can't stand a lot of the douchebaggery that takes place at UT. I'm honestly surprised that there aren't more Austinites on here.
Bwaahahahahaha:
OP - are you here for the UCLA game?
 

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Originally Posted by HgaleK
I actually ate there recently on the recommendation of my mom. The food was a little overwhelming in terms of just how much flavor they loaded on, but good. They were running short on several menu items and it took significantly longer than it should have, but they were very sweet and were busting ass to fix it. I figure that it was a bad day, but I'd have to eat there another time before I recommended it.

I recall their customer service being excellent. Good to hear that's still true.
 

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good recs for nightlife and shopping guys.

I'm a foodie. So food that I can't get in LA.

As for west 6th st. thanks for the advice. You guys been to any of those places?
 

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Originally Posted by grundletaint
night spots, for that vibe, go to west 6th street area. - j blacks, key bar, dogwood, enzo, the ranch....it's about as pretentious as austin gets. plenty of hot college girls and yuppie sluts.

shopping - the domain and by george sound like they'll be a fit for you.

lotta good restaurants. depends on what you're looking for.


all bars. Any cool lounges or clubs?
 

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hahaha. No. LA Guy was more a description for myself.
 

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a band from your city, LA, is playing at Emo's on Saturday..they're called Pepper Rabbit. Best new sound I've heard in a while. I booked them last year for a show during SXSW. God I miss Austin!

Emo's is between 6th and 7th on Red River Street. Red River has a handful of excellent music venues, and it's just off the dirty 6th scene.

And seriously, West 6th is not indicative of Austin as a whole. It's chock-full of yuppies and law students..but hey, it adds to the eclectic mix I guess.

Enjoy your stay!
 

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Restaurants in central Austin that fit your bill: Uchi, Vespaio, Lamberts, Perlas, Chez Nous, Parkside.

The best BBQ in town right now is actually from a trailer (I'm not usually an aficionado of the trailer, but, whatever). Franklins, on I 35 and 34th or so, near the stadium. Have to show up early to get it. The best BBQ is actually outside of town about 30 minutes or more (in Lockhart, Taylor or Luling), but there are some decent replacements in town.

Traditionally, Austin is a town that favors cheap food, but that is finally slowly changing as the city grows. A lot of the older "fine dining" spots are going to feel pretty dated to someone from LA. There isn't a great steakhouse here (I think Sullivans is bad), but lots of spots have good steaks - e.g., Lamberts. Everyone has his favorite cheap Mexican spot (mine is Polvo's, I grew up with it.).

As far as the best bars, it's pretty dependent on your age. West 6th Street is the yuppie spot du jour, but Rainey Street is on the come up, and more and more yuppies are crossing the highway to the bars on East 6th.

The Austin chowhound board might be helpful for you, since you are willing to call yourself a "foodie."
 

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