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Guide: Austin

“Every night tells its own story.”

Austin is a one-of-a-kind city featuring some of the best food, live music, and entertainment in the country. Local chef and restauranteur, Shawn Cirkiel, has some rules about the best way to have a story in his hometown.


Come here to have fun

There is so much to see, eat, and drink in Austin. Start your day with a Tamale House breakfast taco or a fresh blueberry doughnut from Mrs. Johnson’s Bakery on Airport Boulevard. After some sunshine and a swim at Barton Springs, head to the Whisler’s or Liberty for one of Shawn’s all time favorite drinks, an icy cold Cuervo. Play a game of pool at The Grand and then catch a band on the 6th Street strip.


Make it whatever you want

Whether you’re heading back from SXSW at five in the morning or shooting photos of the city, find your combination. Being so close to Mexico, tequila, limes, and margaritas go hand-in-hand with the Austin experience.

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