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[1 Mar 2013 | 12 Comments | 118,329 views]
25 Recommended Downtown Austin Restaurants

Sometimes, when people visit Austin for the weekend, or for events like SXSW, they decide not to rent a car if they are staying downtown. Downtown Austin used to be sort of a ghost town as far as great restaurants went, with a few sprinkled here and there, but not enough to sustain even a weekend visitor very easily. Luckily, Austin is growing like mad, and new restaurants are opening every week.

For the Austin City Guide, I’ve pulled together a list of my top 25 downtown restaurants, with “downtown” in …

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[31 Oct 2008 | 4 Comments | 6,812 views]
Koriente Restaurant and Tea House

Koriente is one of my favorite spots in Austin — great for a quick, healthy and delicious downtown lunch or dinner before a concert on Red River. It’s owned by a great family who have infused their personalities into the menu and the quirky ambience of the place.

It opened in 2004 and I became completely evangelical about the place — telling everyone I knew to go there and order the garden handroll with veggies that taste like they are fresh from the garden, and a deeply satisfying and comforting beef …

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