BBQ & Bats? Only in Austin, Texas

I’ve been awake since 4am and I figured this is probably the only time I can catch up on my posts. It’s has been a great two months full of travels and visitors from my amazing friends and hello, FOOTBALL!

Oh my poor team – one day, one day – which reminds me to the memories of Austin this year. Can you believe I’ve never been to Austin? Crazy? I think so. My friend Dan was kind of enough to fly me over to Houston to take a mini road trip to Austin and explore it together for the first time.

I haven’t been around hot weather this year and the entire weekend, it reminded me of hot summer days in NYC. Definitely do not miss this type of weather. Along our way to Austin, we stopped at Buc-ee’s.

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I’m not so sure why people rave about this convenience store but it was probably one of the biggest rest stops where there were so many snacks! Y’all know I was in heaven 😛

We didn’t do much on our first night in Austin as we were tired from tequila the night before and I suppose the drive. Explored some of the bars, tried out a Mexican restaurant (it was okay), and of course walked the infamous 6th street.

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The next day, we decided to hit the town on the most hottest day on our trip to explore our surroundings. From our hotel, it was about a 30 minute walk to Texas Capitol. It’s a beautiful building to just get lost and explore.

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It would’ve been great to watch a game at University of Texas but instead we got to look from the outside. Now if only the Aztecs can step up their game!

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Of course, when you are in Austin, you must grab some BBQ. We decided to go to a place where the lines were not outrageous like Franklin’s. I don’t remember the last time I waited in line for more than 20 minutes for food  but we waiting about an hour for La Barbecue. It’s a food truck that gives out free beer from a keg while you are waiting in line.

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There wasn’t much left by the time we got to the front, but we ended up with the bean and corn salsa, brisket, pulled pork sandwich, oh and a side of okra. Best pork sandwich!

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Later that evening, we walked towards the The Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge to watch the infamous bats fly out from under the bridge at sunset. At first, I didn’t think much of it but it was nice to see the sunset and look at the skyline swarming of smelly bats!

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Afterwards, we went to probably the best seafood restaurant I’ve been to in years. Recommended by a lot of our friends and random strangers, we dined at Perla’s. A great atmosphere, amazing food, and a friendly staff. It was a short trip but great company made it a wonderful trip. Until next time, cheers and thanks for reading my blog.

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