Hotel Saint Cecilia is a secluded estate in Austin’s South Congress district. The distinct suites and poolside bungalows rank on the top of our must-stay list. Who better to provide the ultimate guide to navigating the best of the city in the midst of the annual SXSW festival?

NM: Austin is…
HSC: The smallest town ever

NM: Best brunch spot…
HSC: Drink. Well.

Drink. Well.

Drink. Well.

NM: The local cocktail and best bar for it…
HSC: San Jose Michelada and Drinkwell Milk Punch

San Jose Michelada.

San Jose Michelada.

NM: One stereotype about Austin I’d like to correct…
HSC: Not everyone is weird or in a band.

NM: Best night scene:
HSC: Justine’s Brasserie

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NM: Best music scene…
HSC: Moody Theatre or East 6th Street

Moody Theatre.

Moody Theatre.

NM: Not-to-be missed dinner spot…
HSC: Uchi and Lenoir

Uchi restaurant.

Uchi restaurant.

NM: Best food truck…
HSC: East Side King at Grackle

Eastside King at Grackle.

Eastside King at Grackle.

NM: No Austin wardrobe is without…
HSC: Black and white stripes

NM: First time visitor must-see…
HSC: Donn’s Depot

NM: Best vintage shopping scene…
HSC: Squash Blossom at SXSJ (South by San Jose)

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NM: Texas barbeque is best served…
HSC: At Sam’s on 12th and Chicon

NM: Best SXSW advice…
HSC: Don’t chase the party, and ride a bike.

Category:  Seeing Things

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Brian Lopiccolo

3/7/2014

ESK at the Grackle is closed :(