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Found 4 blog entries for August 2015.

Look, if you're going to live in Austin, you're going to be eating. A lot. If ever there was a foodie town, then Austin is the pure embodiment. We have so many restaurants, we had to put them in trucks! South Congress is littered with amazingly amazing restaurants that are begging you to come visit. After you've seen the "must sees" from Part 1 of our Ultimate Guide, get to eating. Look at our essential list and your mouth will be watering in no time.

Gueros plate of tacos

Photo from: Guero's Taco Bar Yelp

Guero’s Taco Bar

Foodies will have a wonderful time on South Congress, with unlimited choices that are all delicious. Guero's Taco Bar is a popular destination, because who doesn't love tacos? But that's not all they have. Partner your taco with a…

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Shhh, Speakeasies are back! 

Living in Austin means you're always just a heartbeat away from the best trends anywhere in the world. This is doubly true when it comes to entertainment.
Dedicated to the enduring intrigue of the forbidden, the speakeasy has been enjoying a comeback even though Prohibition hasn’t. Austin is home to some of the best secret spots in the county. Don’t say we sent you, but here are some of our favorites: 

Midnight Cowboy assorted cocktails

Midnight Cowboy
Once a massage parlor, or quite possibly a brothel, the talented minds behind The Alamo Drafthouse have created an old-fashioned oasis for sophisticated cocktail sipping, “hidden” right in the heart of bustling 6th street. Hemingway Daiquiris and, of course, martinis, are a favorite in this atmospheric…

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If you've been lucky enough to call Austin your home, you know how hot this summer has been. As much as we'd love the heat to disappear, the summer isn't over just yet. But it's not all bad! August is jam-packed with foodie delights, live shows, outdoor movies, and grand sights to behold. Take out your calendar and mark the days where you and your fellow Austinites can enjoy some Summer fun. 

Food Festivals

Austin Ice Cream FestivalAugust in Austin is full of festivals, but of a sweeter kind. On August 8th, scream for some ice cream at the Austin Ice Cream Festival hosted by Fiesta Gardens. For $10 (children 8 and under get in for free), you will gain entry and free ice cream. There will be live music, games for the whole family, and competitions. Choose from popsicle…

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There are few places in the United States of America where the main street of a bustling metropolis offers an unfettered view of the government. Yet, if you stumble upon Congress Street, you can see the famous Texas dome from miles around. Regulations have been put in place to make the Capitol of Texas completely unmissable.

If you go across the famous Congress Street Bat Bridge, you are entering a completely different part of the street. While they have a name in common, South Congress couldn't be more different than it's northern counterpart. Though less than a quarter of a mile separates them, the vibes are far mellower than the hustling bustling downtown Congress.

In exchange for a hopping bar culture, South Congress offers a little bit of…

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