Franklin BBQ:here. The brisket topped with texas style bbq sauce was my personal favorite, but it honestly was all delicious.
Juan in a Million:
While we're on the subject of food, be sure to check out Juan in a Million for outrageously good breakfast tacos. A no nonsense, diner style spot serving up traditional Mexican food on a daily basis, this was my favorite breakfast of the trip. You really can't go wrong with anything on the menu, but the chorizo & egg breakfast taco stole the show for me.
Insider tip: They offer pick-up orders, and the salsa is spicy!
Lake Travis:Hands down my favorite day of the trip was our afternoon on Lake Travis. Just outside of downtown Austin, Lake Travis is about a 40 minute drive away. Our group rented a pontoon boat for four hours to take us out on Lake Travis on a picture perfect Friday afternoon. We rented through Good Time Tours which I would highly recommend. Depending on your group size there are tons of different options, but for our group (of 8) the size of the boat and the price was a perfect fit. The boat had a grill, water slide, ipod hook up, plenty of seating, an upper deck, and a cooler all on board. Captain Kris could not have been a better host, cooking all our food for us while allowing us to just kick back and enjoy the afternoon. Check out the video below from our afternoon on the lake.
Rainey Street:We chose to forego the lively 6th street area and spent the majority of our time out exploring Rainey street. Rainey features bungalow style homes that have been converted into bars with outdoor areas, making for a unique night out experience. Each spot is different and offers its own character and charm. Grab a local brew and sit outside at Clive. Sample some of the best craft beer around while listening to live music at Craft Pride. Get your sausage fix at Bangers (the fried chicken sausage is a must have). Swing by Container Bar (made up of all storage containers) and head upstairs to watch the bustle of people walk down Rainey street on a Saturday night. The possibilities are endless. A full list of spots is available here.
|Bangers (courtesy: raineystbars.com)|
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