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A September 2007 trip to Austin by CurlyGirl

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Quote: Reunited with college friends to party and relax in Austin, TX!

Salt Lick 360

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Restaurant | "The Salt Lick"

Salt Lick 360 Photo, Austin, Texas
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DEEElicious Texas barbecue - a feast of meats & sides! Bring your own beer, and fun for everyone! While you wait, enjoy live music in the outside area. Though it is about a 30 min drive from Austin, the food is delectable and SO worth it!Bring your own drinks and enjoy the music while you wait, on a Sunday evening we had about a 25 minute wait but didn't even mind. A nice September breeze blew through, and several families were sitting and singing along to the live tunes. Our buzzer went off, and we headed across the parking lot entrance to the main restaurant - we were whisked into a BbQ heaven, seeing all the meat cooking on the way in made our mouths water even more. The four of...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 23, 2007

Salt Lick 360
3801 N Capital of Texas Hwy
Austin, Texas 78746
(512) 328-4957

La Madeleine

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Restaurant

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We went to la Madeleine for Sunday brunch and waited about 10 min in line, then a few more for our food to be brought to the table. The French bakery offers a range of pastries to salads to full breakfast options - suitable for a large group or a few friends with differing tastes & hunger levels!la Madeleine gives the air of a French bakery, though the long line when we entered was very American. Each person gets a spoon when they order, and you first come to the coffee/capuccino station. You can choose one of these later, also. A friendly hostess took the brunch orders in line if you wanted a full meal and no a la carte, so our wait mainly consisted of waiting to get to the register. We saw...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 23, 2007

La Madeleine
9828 Great Hills Trail #620
Austin, Texas 78759
+1 512 502 2474

Kerbey Lane Cafe

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Sooo good is how I describe this place. I live in NY, and its no greasy diner. Its a classy (for a diner), flavorful happenin' casual dining spot - a great place to meet friends and focus on them but enjoy some great food along the way.After much ado my first evening in Austin, two of my best friends decided they would take me to Kerbey Lane. They had reservations because 1) I'm from Manhattan and they think I live a much fancier life than I do, and 2) they take everyone who visits there. I told them that if it is the local flavor, that is what I want, and we headed off to the Kerbey Lane.Located close to UT-Austin, its super convenient but not on top of campus. There was a mixture...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 5, 2007

Kerbey Lane Cafe
2700 S. Lamar Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78704
(512) 445-4451

Barton Springs Pool

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Attraction | "Barton Springs"

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Though it was one day before the start of October, the weather was warm and sunny! We decided to venture out to sunbathe and splash around, and chose to go to Barton Springs in Zilker Park.After finding the last parking spot left in the lot and paying our $3 entry fee, we were in the springs! Its a huge "pool" with a constant temperature from the springs of 68 degrees. That may sound not so cold, but trust me - frigid. icey. hard to tolerate. That is, of course, until you've been in a for a while and let your body adjust!We headed across the springs (you can get to the other side at the very end of the springs - you can also observe all the people & animals playing in the "free" pa...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 5, 2007

Barton Springs Pool
2101 Barton Springs Road
Austin, Texas 78746
(512) 476-9044

Maggie Mae's

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Our first stop on the 6th St tour, Maggie Mae's didn't disappoint. Well except for their strange "drink specials" - the advertisers outside, the bartenders downstairs, and the bartenders upstairs all had different opinions. By the end of our stay there we had found some nice new friends who bought us drinks, so it became a moot point. But still, we would have liked to know what price things were actually supposed to be!Live music downstairs was a treat, though there weren't many fans. On a warm almost fall night, people wanted to relish in the cooler temps transitioning from the summer. The line to get to the roof was long, but moved quickly. We headed up the stairs and saw a crowd about fiv...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 5, 2007

Maggie Mae's
512 Trinity St
Austin, Texas 78701
(512) 478-8541