Orlando → Austin
My last travel update came from the sunshine state where I partied with Mickey Mouse at Disney World and collected some new nightmares at Universal Studios: Halloween Horror Nights. This time I’m keeping things in the south as I visit the booming city of Austin, Texas for the first time. As a wannabe rockstar, I had a blast checking out some of the very talented musicians in the music capitol of the world; not a bad place to go if you’re a fan of live jams. As an even bigger fan of deliciously stuffed street tacos, I can confirm Texas taco trucks are about as satisfying a meal as I’ve ever had!
“Keep Austin Weird”, a motto of sorts for local Austinites is the perfect three word descriptor for G’Raj Mahal. Of course, this is weird is the best way possible! Located on the infamous Rainey St., this Indian cuisine hotspot is a deck out head to toe with old fashioned bikes, fun chandeliers, and comfy dining areas. Complete with an outdoor patio, indoor dining, and “backyard garage” lounge area. Take a walk through yourself in the virtual 360 tour here.
Music Capitol of the World
Austin is a not only the state Capitol of Texas, but also the music capitol of the world. So, it’s safe to say while in town I spent a night or two roaming up and down 6th street tuning into some of the finest live jams the city has to offer. By the end of the trip I found myself longing to start a band and hit the road to live the rockstar life. Sadly, I can confirm any shott I had at making the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has burnt out.
Austin has more breweries than the internet has trolls, and one of my favorites is Adelbert’s. The space has a beautiful art gallery with every item available for purchase at a reasonable price. There’s also plenty of space for bar games like giant jenga. Oh and did I mention they have beer? It’s pretty good! For hooking me up with some of the finest beer Texas has to offer, I set them up with a 360 tour. You can walk through the space on your own here.
The Bat Colony
You may be surprised to know that Austin is the largest urban bat colony in North America, reaching up to 1.5 million during peak times in the summer. Unfortunately I was a bit late to the party and most of them had already migrated for the winter season. To make me feel better for missing this wonder, I ate an excessive amount of taco truck tacos.
Pelons Tex Mex
After a while I got tired of getting my tacos from a truck so I… scratch that, I’ll never get sick of taco trucks. But, I did need to take a break from the Houston heat, so I made sure to stop by my friends at Pelons Tex Mex for some free air conditioning and amazing tacos. For cooling me off and filling my belly, I decided to serve them up a 360 tour, which you can check out here.
Next Stop: Houston
I’ve loved my time in Austin so much that I just can’t drag myself home, so next up I’ll be hitting the road and making the short drive east to the fine city of Houston, Texas. I’m also dreading a return to the frigid Chicago winter, so Houston might not only be my next stop, but also my last! Stay tuned to find out what surprises my next adventure will hold and of course be sure to visit Kapow.com for all of your corporate event needs.