The Big 12 Road Trip begins the season in one of the most iconic cities in the conference, Austin, Texas. Austin is home to the Texas Longhorns and one of the country’s most historic football programs. Texas welcomes another historic program in #9 ranked Notre Dame to town this weekend. Thanks to Emily Stone and Harrison Wier.
- Where is the best place to go eat in Austin on a budget?
Emily Stone: Honey Ham. It’s a little far off campus but they have some bomb mac & cheese, it’s really inexpensive and they also find so many ways to make breakfast fit for any meal.
Harrison Wier: Trudys. Restaurant that is cheap but has a very Austin feel to it. They have great margaritas/Mexican food, and it is a really friendly environment to go watch games and relax with friends.
- What are the best bars to go?
ES: If you’re looking for something Downtown, check out Cheers and Burnsides on East 6th Street (Dirty 6th) and if you’re looking for something a little bit closer to the stadium, check out Cain and Abel’s and Tap 24, which are both in West Campus.
HW: If you’re going to 6th Street, I personally enjoy Chupacabra & Latitude because they give really good deals on drinks and have a club type vibe. Non-downtown related, I’m a fan of Tavern, which is a really neat sports bar that has a variety of options.
- What are some of the best things to do in Austin not related to UT?
ES: Barton Creek Green Belt and SOCO (South Congress). Barton Creek Greenbelt is a great place for hiking, swimming, and climbing. When it rains, it’ll fill up enough where you can float the greenbelt. SOCO is a great place for shopping and has some very eclectic Austin stores
HW: My personal favorite places in Austin are Town Lake and the 360 bridge/Mt. Bonnell. You can’t beat the views of Mt. Bonnell/360, and Town Lake is great for kayaking and other fun activities on hot days.
- Throwing all biases out the window, what is your prediction for the game?
ES: Notre Dame 16-10. I think because hasn’t completely released who the quarterback will be, Texas isn’t going to be able to pull it together in a way that will win. It’ll be close but Notre Dame will win 16-10
HW: I think Texas just has too many question marks right now, and am going to go with the Irish 31-24.
Thanks to Emily and Harrison for participating this week and hopefully the fans can enjoy Austin the best way possible.