Well, what do you know - I click on Rachel Ray's website to pull a recipe and there's a full feature on her magazine website on Austin hot spots! I haven't marked my must-do list just yet, however, here a few that sound interesting:
301 W Riverside Drive
World famous Chicken Fried Steak, Fried Green Tomatoes, Fried Pickle Spears and Chicken Cheese A Dillos are only some of the delicacies at Threadgill's. Stop by Threadgill's for the live music and good eats, nightly.
Any place bold enough to fry a pickle, I must go check out ;)
3825 Lake Austin Blvd
Hula Hut combines traditional Mexican food with Polynesian food to make "Mexonesian" food! Located on beautiful Lake Austin, this place is picturesque. It's literally a bamboo hut, complete with tikki torches!
Hawaii is me and hubby's dream spot, so anything close will make me happy ;)
617 E. 7th Street
Would you like a manicure with that? Beauty Bar is the first cocktail lounge where you can sip on a signature cocktail (try the "Platinum Blonde"!) and get your nails done with your girlfriends. With its glittery walls and available outside seating, the Red River district location makes for a perfect girl's night out (but fellas are welcome, too!).
Just read the description, there's really nothing else to say!