Inside South Austin
An entertaining guide to the part of town that helps keep Austin weird
South Austin is a quirky part of town, sort of the Texas answer to Greenwich Village in New York or the Left Bank in Paris. Big business and government stay on the far side of Lady Bird Lake. There may be glittering vistas across to the Texas capitol, but the main goal over here seems to be to keep Austin weird.
Inside South Austin guides readers to vacant lots sprouting gourmet kitchens in Airstream trailers and picnic tables at the ready, and to chic restaurants and honky-tonks beside funky shops that still glory in the 1960s. Other sections focus on the local music scene, individual neighborhoods, and the area's history. Also included are tips on where to find the best eats, no matter your budget, and directions to trendy shops, from SoCo to SoLa.