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From Jul 4, 2019 | 8:30 PM | Thursday To Dec 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM | Wednesday
Let's start with the obvious: this hotel is massive, and has quickly been established as one of the anchor lodging destinations in downtown, no doubt partly because of its proximity to the Convention Center, partly because of its proximity to Congress, and partly because it's a well appointed and smartly considered place to attend a conference, dine or crash. Beyond the multiple restaurants inside, easily walkable to several other noteworthy culinary adventures.
Pros: JW Mariott is clearly an upscale flagship line for the Mariott folks, and it shows. They don't skimp on anything, and pretty much emerged immediately from build out ready to redefine downtown stays.
Cons: They can fit lots of human beings in here and often do - be prepared for crowds.
This is a town that loves tacos. I'm pretty sure that if you stuck a good portion of us we might well bleed salsa, and Torchy's has been slinging tacos to the masses for awhile now. Part of the reason they've been so popular is well, tacos, come on -- but another part of their popularity is the bridging of the gap between clever innovation and the traditionalist expectation. There are all sorts of cleverly named tacos happening here, and there's always something new and a bit adventurous to try. Let 'em cram yours full of something delicious, and chomp away.
Pros: Wide variety of tacos available, including some innovative ones. Bring your appetite.
Cons: They're popular and staked out around breakfast and lunch. Plan accordingly.
The common refrain you'll hear around Austin is that P Terry's is to Austin what In N Out is to California, and that's somewhat true: a locally grown restaurant with a fond nod toward mid century bell-hop architecture, fresh, responsibly sourced ingredients and efficient service make P Terry's easy to root for. And order from.
Pros: The burgers are obviously what they cut their teeth on, and they're terrific. But don't sleep on the shakes. They're awesome, and you don't want to spill it.
Cons: Most P Terry's locations (frankly all of them that I've hit) are popular, so hitting them at peak times can mean some wait.