Austin Insider Guide - 2016/2017

West Austin

2016-10-07 03:01:04

MOUNT BONNELL Impressive views of Lake Travis, top of the line Hill Country golf courses and nature’s finest spring-fed pools offer plenty of reasons to extend your stay. MUSIC SCENE: The Hill Country music spectrum offers the likes of old school Austin relics like Nutty Brown Cafe ( – Merle Haggard graced the stage – that offer a country music fix, and jazz shows with dinner service at One World Theatre ( MOUNT BONNELL: A sight to behold – 100+ steps lead you up to some of the most picturesque views of the Hill Country and Lake Austin. NIGHTCAP: Where late-night bites include a strawberries and cream black pepper panna cotta. IT WAS THE BEST OF TIMES IT WAS THE THIRST OF TIMES Catering to revered libation-loving authors, order up the Tequila Mockingbird: Don Julio Blanco, Chartreuse, Luxardo Liqueur, lime juice and charred pineapple. BEE CAVE SCULPTURE PARK: Take in seven acres of rotating sculptures situated amongst a spring-fed pond and towering oak trees. SUPPLY SHOWROOM: Have an eye for design? Check out the 30+ brands of textiles and furniture represented at this boutique. TACODELI: The original location on Barton Skyway caters to the local breakfast taco craze that Austinites can’t resist. ORDER UP! The Otto Recipe: Organic refried black beans, bacon, avocado and Monterrey Jack cheese in a flour, corn or wheat tortilla. Z’TEJAS: Converted turn-of-the-century Victorian architecture with cozy nooks and patios round out this West Sixth Street legend. GRACELAND GROCERY: A roadside stop for breakfast tacos, locally brewed Cuvée Coffee and back patio outfitted with picnic tables and a Stubb’s BBQ walk-up window. ALL ABOARD Austin Tour Company ( offers transportation to the Deep Eddy Distillery ( in Dripping Springs every Sunday, departing from downtown at noon. Expect three hours of touring and sipping at this local vodka producer’s digs. BREW TO DO: If you have a hankering for an ale, head out to the tasting room at Jester King Brewery ( and be sure to grab a slice from neighboring pie joint Stanley’s Farmhouse Pizza (

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