So there is a new food hall in town, and it is called Fareground. This place is a wonderful concept, except they shouldn’t have invited so many people on a busy weekend night. There are six local food vendors to choose from, drinks and food and snacks to pick out from each joint, along with an open seating area so you can make new friends while hanging out. I chose Ni-Kome so I could try the miso ramen on a chilly and wet Austin night. It was perfect. If you find yourself in downtown Austin and near Second Street and Congress Avenue, then be sure to try this food hall for a nice dinner outing.
It is that time of year in Austin where the evenings start getting cooler and it makes it nice to get out and walk. This evening, I started at Ninth and Congress and headed for the loop around Town Lake. There were a few art installations and groovy flowers along the way. On my return to Congress Avenue, there was a flock of tourists anxiously awaiting the bats to begin flying out from under the bridge. And of course, the sunset colors on the city were most beautiful.
Dinner at Torchy’s Tacos on South Congress. I thought about ordering the Taco of the Month, but stuck with my favorite – the Migas Taco. Yummy. Oh, and there is a nice view of downtown Austin from this part of Congress Avenue. 🙂
My destination was Cooper’s Bar-B-Que, but along the way, I stopped to admire the sights in Downtown Austin. The Contemporary has an interesting rooftop display of Art. There was construction going on. And I made it to Cooper’s just before the heavy rains came down.
I was excited to find out that Michael Fracasso was playing in the Music Tent for the Texas Book Festival. He is one of my favorite local singer-songwriters. He and his band were awesome!
I went downtown to watch some college football this afternoon. Since I hadn’t been to Cooper’s BBQ in a while, I decided to lunch there. I had brisket, jalapeño sausage, cheese, beans, and iced tea. It was all wonderful.
It is that time of year again. Motorcycles are everywhere in Austin for the Republic of Texas Biker Rally. My favorite event is the motorcycle parade that travels from the Rally site in North Austin to Congress Avenue Downtown. It is pretty special to cheer for the bikers as they arrive on Congress. This year I chose a spot in front of the Capitol Building to view the festivities.