It doesn’t happen very often, but sometimes Brian and I go our separate ways out of town. I was bummed to miss out on Austin this past weekend but I had a nice weekend of my own up in Minnesota. In a blog first, Brian agreed to share his photos and what he found down in Texas, when he wasn’t busy attending TXJS. Here’s what he reported:
- He started his trip off with lunch in the Dallas airport at Urban Taco. (“The tacos were good but small, you would have liked it.”)
- He checked into the Stephen F. Austin Intercontinental Hotel. (“It was fine. Apparently the locals just call it The Stephen F.”)
- He thought about going to the art museum across the street. (He didn’t make it.)
- Dinner Night 1 – Frank (Brian was excited that this place was featured in this Google Chrome commercial. “I thought it looked familiar after I walked inside the place. I was just looking for a hot dog.”)
- The first night he was there, one of the conference sponsors had a pre-party at The Ginger Man. (“They had lots of beers on tap.”)
- The conference took place at the Alamo Draft House on Lamar. (Interestingly enough, the Alamo Draft House is taking over the AMC 6 in KC, you can read more on that here.)
- The second night, the conference had dinner and a party at a bowling alley called The Highball. Brian thought it was cool that it was so low-tech. (“We had to fill out our scores with a pencil.”)
- Music was everywhere and he took some in on his way around town. He also stopped into Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar.
|9. Prior to leaving home, Brian had Yelped a coffee place that he could stop by on his way to the conference. Brian’s Brew sells wood-fired coffee and is located inside a Bank of America building. While it was a little hard to find, Brian said it was delicious and really inexpensive. The first time he went a customer was telling the guy he should charge more. He went back the next day to help business.|
|10. On the last day, Brian walked around town and visited the Capital building. This was a pretty impressive shot with a phone. After the Capital, he had lunch at Casino el Camino. (“It was supposed to have good hamburgers, so that’s why I went there.”)|
And there you have it, Brian’s trip to Austin. (He said he thought about taking pictures of his food, which I consider a success in itself, maybe next time.) Thanks for checking in!