Archive for March, 2011

Capitol City Barbershop

The combination of my shaggy head and the rising heat sent me on a mission to get a haircut today. I’ve been a patron of chain salons for years like Great Clips or Supercuts, but since everything else is done differently in Austin I decided to experiment with local based shops instead. This mission led me to Capitol City Barbershop.

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No. 19 Bus

Nestled in a dirt parking lot on East 6th Street, the No. 19 Bus is one of the few American produced double decker buses in existence. You won’t find a ride downtown on this bus however, but you can find the best damn Philly Cheesesteak in Austin inside.

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Hut’s Hamburgers

Hut’s Hamburgers is an Austin institution on 6th street. There are many popular hamburger places in Austin that come and go, but Hut’s Hamburgers is still there serving up 20 different kinds of burgers. For my first outing I tried the Chili Cheddar burger (“The Tuby’s Tickler”), and because I was there on a Wednesday night I got a second burger for free!

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The Benson Interruption @ Esther’s Follies

I’ve been a fan of stand-up and improv comedy for many years, but never had many opportunities to actually attend a show. I saw ASSSCAT 3000 at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in NYC back in 2003, and have been dying to see another show ever since. Austin is a great spot for both forms of comedy and has been a rising attraction in the past few years at SXSW, no more so than at this year’s shows held exclusively at Esther’s Follies.

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