My Yankee New York friends are coming to visit this weekend! Friday they arrive at noon. They leave Sunday morning, early (so they’ll miss the Gospel Brunch). It’s not enough time, but we’re making the most of it. They’ve never been to Austin, so I’ve got to show it to them proper. Here’s what I’m thinking:
Off the plane, meet the kids! Then we jet off to Hula Hut on Lake Austin for some serious margaritas and warm corn chips.
Next stop Eddie V’s downtown for one hellofa happy hour… $0.35 oysters and cheapo tuna tartar. Then we’ll walk around downtown, check out the live music on 6th Street. If we’re still hungry, we’ll hit The Roaring Fork. I’m desperate to go to a piano bar for some serious singing, but we’ll see what the girls want to do.
If it rains, we’ll go to Alamo Draft House, with fingers crossed that there’s a decent movie playing. If it’s nice out, an early round of tennis. Then off to Lake Travis to tour three homes (not that they’re in the market, but it seems people do this in Austin… mostly to get inspired by the interior decorating) and grab a quick drink or nibble at The Oasis. If we don’t eat there, we might go to Ski Shores for a light lunch by the lake. Perhaps a stroll around The Domain. Then we’re stopping by Nieman Markups… actually Nieman Marcus Last Call. For dinner we’re either going to Fonda San Miguel or Z Tejas (North location) followed by… drumroll please… some line dancing. Why not, right?
Of course we’ll do a drive-by of the Capitol and Town Lake, but other than that, is there anything they simply have to do? And of course I’m sending them home with some roadside Jerky and some Rudy’s moist brisket. But really, I’m hoping you have some "can’t miss this" suggestions for us.