a good day in: Austin

Austin used to be the greatest town in the States. I lived there back when SXSW was only a week and was only about music. it’s since gotten out of control, expensive and slightly Dallas-y [ew], but despite all this, it’s still a fun, fun place. and this is how to go about having a fun, fun, Sunday.

the one thing we missed out on [for reasons you’ll see] was catching Bob Schneider at the The Saxon Pub, which was a shame… and he is the one show you’ll want to catch when you’re there.

will link to the for a perfect Saturday as well.


for a good Saturday, follow these directions to a ‘t’.

– late brunch at Magnolia Cafe.
vintage shopping on South Congress.
– midday drinks in dirty divey Irish fashion at Bull McCabe’s.
Zilker Park and/or Barton Springs.
Salt Lick BBQ – come hungry. and not wearing white.
– use the toilet in The Driskill.
– find Leslie and give him some money.
– try to find the fantastic, but clandestine speakeasy. you’ll have to do this on your own, but I’ll give you a few hints for your adventure: 1] it’s underneath a church. 2] it has a tunnel that connects it to the capital building.

keep Austin weird.

[update]

it is with great sadness that the aforementioned Leslie passed away today [March 08, 2012]. click here to read about his quirky, sad and most-amazing life. I met him on 4 occasions, and he was always nothing but a sweetheart. and – wouldn’t you know it – came close to being elected mayor. bless him.]