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.
There is a new hotel that has sprung up on Congress Avenue, between Second and Third Streets. It is the JW Marriott, and they have a cool concept called the Burger Bar. Yep, you just walk right up and get yourself some grub. I think this is their nod to the food trailers that used to be in the area before they decided to plop down a fancy new hotel. I must say the lobby bar on the first floor, and the Starbucks on the second floor were quite nice. I ordered the Bacon Burger tonight and it was awesome. Here is how they make the Burger Bar sound just as yummy as it really is on their website.