Yes, Whole Foods is a spot we endorse for actual meals, particularly lunch. Why? The fish bar. That’s right, head back to the seafood counter and get fresh fish tacos (they grill them to order). Plus, the sushi selection is always there for you and their barbeque is surprisingly good. All you have to do is avoid the constant madness that is the salad bar. Whole Foods is easy and predictable, and we sometimes like that in our lunch spots.
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Buford’s is a big bar downtown that’s indoor and outdoor, and has a rooftop. Start your night here with a group.
Parlor and Yard
Parlor and Yard Downtown is a great game-day or day drinking options, with tons of seating, corn hole, bar snacks, and plenty of TVs.
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T22 Chicken Joint
T22 is where to go in North Austin for Nashville-style hot chicken, or any other time you feel like sweating a lot while you eat a sandwich.
Eddie V’s Prime Seafood
Eddie V's is a large steakhouse on 5th near the convention center that's great for big groups that don't want to have to yell.
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