Mar 04, 2013

Green with SXSW Envy!

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Great Finds

 

I bet most of you didn’t know that prior to becoming our “Commander in Sweets”, Lisa ran an entertainment law firm that specialized in music.  Every year, Lisa planned the annual SXSW party that her firm hosted and would spend a couple of days in Austin scoping out bands and enjoying BBQ. Whenever she talks about it, her face lights up brighter than a sunny day in Texas. We’re both music lovers..actually everyone on our team is a music lover – it is sort of a unstated job requirement and there is music playing in our studio ALL THE TIME. When we visited Austin, we drove to 6th Street to get a glimpse of the live music capital of the world. Even though it wasn’t SXSW that week, the musical vibe and energy was palpable. This week, we are having SXSW envy for all of you who will be going to the conference. We thought it would be fun to include what we’d pack for SXSW and a list of favorite recommendations for food, drinks and sweets. Have any of you ever been to SXSW? If so, share your memories below and also add to the Austin recommendations!

WHAT TO BRING:

Comfy Short Sleeved T-Shirt
Leather Pants (Leather is hot for Spring)
A funky necklace
A Fedora
Bold sunglasses
A Rock Star Cuff
Comfy Shoes
Ear Buds to listen to all of the bands that I will be seeing beforehand

 

WHERE TO EAT BBQ:

Iron Works – Lisa’s FAV!
Franklin BBQ
Stubbs
Blue Ribbon BBQ
Rudy’s
Jim Mueller
The Salt Lick
Franklins
Moonshine BBQ
Green Mesquite
 

WHERE TO EAT SWEETS:

Cool Haus Austin check their twitter to find out where they will be
Polkadots Cupcake Factory
Lick Ice Cream
Capital City Bakery
Upper Crust Bakery
Delish Cupcakes
Gourdoughs
Waltons Fancy & Staple
Cafe Josie
Sugar Mama
Chez Zee
 

WHERE TO LET LOOSE:

The bar at the Driskill Hotel
Iron Cactus (great Margaritas)
Contigo
Maggie Maes
The bar at the Four Seasons

 

 

 

 

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  • Thanks for the plug to my fabulous home town. We think we’re pretty cool–in our weird wired way! Just one ice cream joint you left off–Amy’s Ice Cream, our favorite Austin original. During SXSW you are free to let loose anywhere you want from the hike and bike trail at Lady Bird Austin Lake/Zilker Park to the bar at the Four Seasons (where the best celebrity spotting is).

    Sorry no one from the Amy Atlas team will be here this year. We can’t wait to get you back to town for more of your wisdom!