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Let me just put it out there right from the start, Austin, Texas is one cool town and I just love being there. Even though it’s pretty way out and I mean in a seriously weird way ~ it’s the most chill town I think I have ever been too. My favorite part of Austin is SoCo. South Congress leads directly into downtown Austin ending at the state capitol. With funky, eclectic shops, hip restaurants, Airstream and other food trucks and so much more, SoCo is sure to please even the most conservative minds. Did I mention the music scene? The music in Austin is out of this world good. I just love it. One does not feel like they are in the “big” state of  Texas while visiting Austin, I tell you. If you haven’t been ~ you just gotta go!

View from South Congress with unobstructed views of the State Capitol in downtown Austin

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South Congress signage: Doc’s Bar & Grill, Uncommon Objects, Maya, Lucy in Disguise with Diamonds, Heritage Boot Company and Amy’s Ice Creams!

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Hey Cupcake! is one of my favorites. I mean who doesn’t love a super moist cupcake that is handed to you out of a vintage Airstream?

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“Keep Austin Weird” is a slogan inspired by Red Wassenich in 2000. The slogan has stuck and I know why. It’s pretty chill when most people in a major city don’t give a hoot about what peeps look like or how they dress. And, I am here to say that I have never seen more tattoo’s in my entire life than in Austin, TX. Some local hippie flavor below….

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South Congress is famous for their food trucks and Austin LOVES Airstreams!! Below are just a couple food truck choices: Taco Baby, Burro Cheese Kitchen, Short Bus Subs, Nomad Dosa, Crepes Mille, The Fat Cactus, Hey! You Gonna Eat or What? and Little Big Mike’s,

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There are also boutique Airstreams on South Congress: Curb Service Adelante and Bootleg Market.

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Even a doggie adoption Airstream ~ gotta love it!!! Please visit Austin Pets Alive! and support them. A cause very close to my heart!

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There is so much good food in Austin that you might just have to wait in line. Here at Hopdoddy Burger Bar is no exception. They serve up hand-crafted, all natural burgers and beer! What’s not to love?

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Every once in a while I splurge for some exceptional southern fried chicken. And we were not disappointed at our new favorite chick’n joint ~ Ms. P’s Electric Cock. That’s right, it’s called Electric Cock and it’s sensational. If you want some serious “soul” food then head on over to the Electric Cock. Yum!!!

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A locals favorite and another great “dive” restaurant that we really enjoyed is Magnolia Cafe. Yes, it’s swarming with the “weird” of Austin and the decor is quirky, to say the least but, this is a great find and we’ll be back for more. And their slogan is “Everybody Knows, Everybody Goes”!! Gotta love this place.

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Photo source: © Anna Sullivan Photography

8 comments

  1. Hi Anna, I was wondering if I could share this Austin review on FB. My daughter lives on south Lamar in the thick of it and cuts hair at BIRDS Barber shop. Your pics are very descriptive of her beat. Thanks for the wonderful newsletter!

    Teresa

    Sent from my iPad

    • Hi Teresa, of course you can share! Share away and thank you for that!! And also, thanks for following me. Hope we can run into each other again at InSight one of these days. We’ll be back in Austin and F’burg in November. Be well. Anna

    • Hi Anne, you need to visit your brother in Austin. You will love it. Truly a very chill but, vibrant city. Yes, that is a pet rescue and they use the Airstream trailer right off South Congress. Just love that!! Cheers my friend!!

  2. Hi Anna

    Your having way too much fun, its almost like your at the Mall of America for Airstream food court trailers. I have never been there, but in LA they have 1,000’s of very colorful food trucks – you would get a kick out of those too. Here is a link to google pictures of their food trucks. Most serve really great food.

    http://www.google.com/search?q=la+food+trucks&client=safari&rls=en&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=GbjmUZS9OobKiwKinIGwCg&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ&biw=1577&bih=1132

    Cheers Jerry

    • Hi Jerry, I love all the pics of the LA food trucks. Thanks so much. Yes, having loads of fun in the Airstream and can’t wait for more adventures. I just need to find time to update my posts as I was in Austin a couple months ago. Lol!!!

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