ADVers in Austin

Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by Brimstone, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. Brimstone

    Brimstone Super Duper n00b!

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    Hey ADV'ers in Austin!

    I'm travelling to Austin for a few days of work next week, March 18-21. Will be staying downtown at The Intercontinental. Looking for recommendations on good BBQ places to eat at and would of course be open to chatting bikes/dakar/rally with any local inmates.

    Shoot me a PM if you are interested!
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  2. TXjames

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  3. texmikey

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    any place in lockhart tx. well except blacks. lockhart is only 30 miles south of austin and is known as the bbq capital of texas. hard to beat.
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  4. Brimstone

    Brimstone Super Duper n00b!

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    Thanks for the suggestions!!
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  5. gatorgrizz27

    gatorgrizz27 Been here awhile

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    Welcome to Austin it's a great city.

    Danny's BBQ (now Ed's but the same food) is my favorite in Austin. That includes Franklin, J Mueller, etc. It's at Airport and MLK, hole in the wall outdoor shack. Franklin's is great, but more of our tourist/destination. You've got to get there by 9 to get a plate at noon, and it sells out every day.

    The Ginger Man is a great spot for a craft beer downtown, and 6th, 5th, and 4th street West of Congress is the best nearby area for nightlife. The famous section of 6th between Congress and Red River is pretty terrible and called "Dirty 6th" for a reason!

    Send me a PM if you're interested in grabbing something to eat or a beer while you're here.
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  6. TXjames

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    ^^^
    You gotta remember that status quo in Austin is to try as hard as possible to appear non-status quo. However, there's no advice like local advice... and I haven't been to Franklin's since it was a trailer on the side of the Interstate. However, if the Q is anything like it was back then (gatorgrizz?), then you have to go. I don't give a shit if the Austinites consider it a tourist destination or not. But, as the local mentioned, you should go get in line shortly after you finish breakfast. lol. (there's a reason for that)
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  7. FotoTEX

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    Salt Lick BBQ south of Austin. Ask directions from any local or if there are any locals in Austin now. Mostly escapees from California..Just keep asking until you hear a Texas drawl... Franklins if you want to wait 2 hours, Salt Lick if you want great Texas BBQ in a cool setting. Ask for the burnt ends.
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  8. eric2

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    I work downtown, so you want to ride to lunch I know a couple places :evil

    I'm going to check out this Danny's place. I'm not waiting in line for Franklin's either. I have been sorely disappointed in the salt lick last two times i've been there, the ribs were tough as shoe leather.

    Sad as it may seem, but I think Rudy's bbq is maybe the best around, great st louis ribs, prime rib, pork loin, and several brisket types (lean\moist) but for some reason only the 183 @ Duval store has those varieties.


    Opie's out by spicewood is good, but a 30 mile ride.

    The most highly regarded (and expensive) BBQ in town is the County Line Nice ride to the lake location too.

    If you want variety, the hula hut has some great stuff, quality seafood on airport blvd is great. Threadgills is on the other side of the river and has good comfort food as well.

    Texas chili parlour is walking distance from your hotel. Ok food but great drinks.
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  9. ghostrider1964

    ghostrider1964 Edumacated Red Neck

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    Franklins has suffered my last 2 trips there...Not bad, just not as good...Salt lick has flat sucked my last 2 trips:deal If you go north for a ride, might I recommend Loco Coyote near Glenrose and some fantastic riding too....bet some of us locals would join ya:evil
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  10. Brimstone

    Brimstone Super Duper n00b!

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    Hi Y'all! (See what I did there? LOL)

    Back from Austin and I gotta say, very good trip. Austin is a pretty cool city. While I ended up having very limited time due to work commitments, I did get out and enjoy some local food and local culture. I'll definitely be coming back!

    As far as BBQ goes, we hit IronWorks BBQ on Monday night, Salt Lick on Tuesday night and a full rack of ribs at Bartletts. All had their pluses and minuses but overall, we ate some great food and had a great time!

    Sorry I wasn't able to meet up with any ADV'rs. :cry I gotta bring a bike down next time!

    Thanks again for all the recommendations and posts!
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  11. FotoTEX

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    Sounds like you had a great time in Austin. Hard not to. I really like your part of the world. Just so you know, it's Y'all.... One word.
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  12. Brimstone

    Brimstone Super Duper n00b!

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    HA! Obviously I need to visit again to get the lingo down! Corrected!
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